A big, strong, physical receiver who has battled through a myriad of injuries (ankle, groin, hamstring, hip, appendicitis) during his Cal career . his perseverance and dedication paid off in the 2003 Insight Bowl, when he filled in for an injured Geoff McArthur and caught five passes for a career-high 149 yards and one touchdown against Virginia Tech . his 149 yards against the Hokies set a school bowl game record and was the third-most receiving yards in the 15-year history of the Insight Bowl . slated to be a starter in 2002 before tearing a hamstring on the first day of fall practice . missed all of the 2002 season and 2003 spring practice with the injury . saw significant playing time in each of his first two seasons at Cal ... a fluid runner with deceptive speed . 2003 . the Insight Bowl was his only start of the season, as he was used sparingly in 10 regular season games . averaged a team-high 21.3 yards per catch, snaring 12 passes for 256 yards and one TD . entered the Insight Bowl game with only seven catches for 107 yards and no TDs for the year . 2002 . redshirted after undergoing surgery for a torn hamstring . 2001 ... hunted down nine passes for 106 yards and one touchdown, starting three games in his sophomore campaign ... underwent an appendectomy during August camp and missed the season opener ... snared season-high three passes for 22 yards in Big Game at Stanford ... also caught two passes for 29 yards vs. Washington, including 20-yard TD strike from Kyle Boller with 3:23 left that pulled Bears within 31-28 of nationally-ranked Huskies ... 2000 ... finished his freshman season with 19 catches for 313 yards ... got off to a strong start with 11 receptions in Cal's first five games ... saw a good amount of action in the opener vs. Utah with two catches for 37 yards, including an over-the-shoulder catch for 20 yards ... had three receptions for 43 yards at Illinois and hauled in three more passes for 49 yards at Fresno State ... scored his first career TD on a 13-yard pass vs. Washington State to give the Bears a 7-3 lead ... also had a 30-yard TD reception vs. Oregon State and finished with three catches for 98 yards against the Beavers.
Caught 40 passes for 825 yards as a senior at St. Francis HS in 1999 ... earned West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year honors as a senior ... also earned first team Bay Area honors by the San Francisco Examiner and was a first team Central Coast Section selection ... the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Northern California in 2000 ... also selected the San Jose Mercury-News Male Athlete of the Year ... a standout prep basketball player who earned WCAL honors as a junior and third team All-Bay Area accolades as a senior ... also a section finalist in the long jump and 4x100 relay in track and field ... great grandfather, Frank Hodge, graduated from Cal in 1916 and grandfather, Fred Hodge, played football at Cal under Pappy Waldorf in the late 1940s ... father, Brad, ran track and played football at UCLA, going on to a pro career with the Houston Oilers (1968-74) ... born Sept. 4, 1982 in Mountain View, CA . American studies major.
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