PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Gerald Hodges Wins Big Ten Award

Another Monday has resulted in another Penn State linebacker taking home the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award. This week, it is senior Gerald Hodges winning the conference honor following a fantastic game in Saturday’s victory over the previously undefeated Northwestern Wildcats.

Hodges recorded a season high 11 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups. He also forced a Wildcats fumble that was recovered by Da’Quan Davis to seal the victory with 49 seconds remaining.

With all of the attention and accolades that teammate Michael Mauti has received this season, Hodges has occasionally flown under the radar but is having a terrific season of his own that includes a red zone interception in win against Navy.

“He’s been under the radar, but that’s what happens when you have two great linebackers. Gerald is still having an outstanding season,” said defensive tackle Jordan Hill after Saturday’s game.

Hodges won this award two times in a row last October against Northwestern and Illinois respectively, so he has something to shoot for in Iowa City two Saturdays from now.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

Comments

Other posts by Drew

McGloin Named NFL Rookie of the Week

The former Penn State record setting quarterback took home Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors following his impressive first NFL start that resulted in a 28-23 win for the Oakland Raiders on the road against the Houston Texans.

Will Adrian Amos Play Some Snaps at Linebacker?

Willis and Carson Talk Differences Between Butler and Roof

UPUA Approves Policy Changes To Add ‘Community Group’ Representative Seats

It’s UPUA’s intention that the Community Group representatives will encompass all four Greek councils and all three caucuses.

What To Do In Pittsburgh Over Thanksgiving Break

If you’re heading back home to the Steel City next week, be sure to check out some of these events and attractions.

Send this to a friend