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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brandon Hodges, OL, University of Pittsburgh

What is your name?

Brandon Hodges

What is your Height/Weight?

6’’4 310 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

The University of Pittsburgh

Where are you from?

Aberdeen, MS

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father Fred Hodges because he works 3 jobs to provide for the whole family and he takes good care of the people he loves.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mary Chism

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Tennis

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Rafael Araujo-Lopez

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Faneto by Chief Keef

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Chance Warmack

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I just recently lost my first cousin to a fatal shooting. He was 16 and I got the call when I was in the NFLPA game and overcoming that was the hardest thing I’m still overcoming it but playing football was the way I overcame that tragedy for that week.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Hit the field and get a couple of sets in to get the blood flowing.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Driving a defender about 10 yards off the ball after Tyrone Swoops scored the game-winning touchdown against Notre Dame in 2016 while I played at the University of Texas.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

I gave my Senior Night Rose to my neighbor who had cancer that lived next to me along with my football shirt.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

New Orleans Saints

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Rondarrian Ward, Eric Hodges, and Jackie Slater

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