PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Distraction of the Day: Gerald Hodges Scores 12 Seconds Into Game

The New York Jets were Jets’ing very, very early yesterday thanks to the quick hands of Gerald Hodges.

Hodges, a linebacker leader of Penn State’s fearsome 2012 defense and current Minnesota Viking, snared a pass from Geno Smith on the very first offensive play of Jets-Vikings game yesterday, then sprinted his way 27 yards into the end zone for his first NFL points. Note the swag on the ball flip to the official.

At 12 seconds into the game, it was the fastest score in the history of the Vikings’ organization, according to twincities.com.

According to Vikes’ safety Harrison Smith, this was a big weight off of Hodges’ shoulders.

“I was just kind of looking at the ball and saw Gerald jump up and grab it, and him getting it to the end zone was awesome,” Smith said to Vikings.com. “We’ve kind of been giving him some trouble in practice because we’ve seen him drop a couple, but he made up for it.” The Vikings won it in overtime, 30-24.

This is the most notable of Hodges’ successes this year, but he’s been solid for most of the season. After starting the season playing mostly special teams, he’s earned more playing time and racked up 39 tackles. Right-hand man Michael Mauti isn’t doing too shabby, either.

About the Author

Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

Comments

More by Tim

Penn State’s New Academic Mark Is Just Awful

My brain is not able to understand how a team of people supposedly proficient in this industry gathered, looked at this new mark, and said, “Yes, this will do!”

Penn State Hoops To Host DePaul In Inaugural Gavitt Tipoff

James Franklin To Throw First Pitch At Yankee Stadium On April 28

Athletics

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

The Swedish faceoff specialist graduated after three seasons at Merrimack, but will be immediately eligible to play for Guy Gadowsky in 2018-19.

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Penn State Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Penn 15-14 In Double OT

Penn State’s Kaleigh Riehl Headed To U.S. U-23 Camp

Student Life

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Not only is literally everyone at Penn State from “right outside of Philly,” ALMOST everyone also works “right outside of Philly.”

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Finding Your Penn State Beyond Penn State: Carolyn Popescu’s Senior Column

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

No Surprise Here: Saquon Barkley Can Throw, Too

Thirty yards out? No problem for Saquon Barkley.

Penn State Approved For Medical Marijuana Clinical Research

“The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the rest of the nation.”

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Josiah Hritsko is one of three finalists to become Moe’s Southwest Grill’s “Chief Taco Officer.”

Send this to a friend