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Players

Ziggy Hood
DE #90
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
Age:
30
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
33
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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NFL debut: 9/10/09 (vs. TEN)... First NFL start: 10/31/10 (at NO)... First
sack: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First FR: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)...
First postseason sack: 1/15/11 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First Super
Bowl sack: 2/6/11 (vs. GB, Aaron Rodgers)

NFL debut: 9/10/09 (vs. TEN)... First NFL start: 10/31/10 (at NO)... First

sack: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First FR: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)...

First postseason sack: 1/15/11 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First Super

Bowl sack: 2/6/11 (vs. GB, Aaron Rodgers)

MILESTONES 
NFL debut: 9/10/09 (vs. TEN)... First NFL start: 10/31/10 (at NO)... First sack: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First FR: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flac­co)... First postseason sack: 1/15/11 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First Super Bowl sack: 2/6/11 (vs. GB, Aaron Rodgers)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (32nd over­all) of the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unre­stricted free agent on March 13, 2014... Released by the Jaguars on October 20, 2015... Signed with the Chicago Bears on October 22, 2015... Waived by the Bears on December 15, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on February 2, 2015.

MILESTONES 
NFL debut: 9/10/09 (vs. TEN)... First NFL start: 10/31/10 (at NO)... First sack: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First FR: 12/27/09 (vs. BAL, Joe Flac­co)... First postseason sack: 1/15/11 (vs. BAL, Joe Flacco)... First Super Bowl sack: 2/6/11 (vs. GB, Aaron Rodgers)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (32nd over­all) of the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unre­stricted free agent on March 13, 2014... Released by the Jaguars on October 20, 2015... Signed with the Chicago Bears on October 22, 2015... Waived by the Bears on December 15, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on February 2, 2015.

PRO
Joined the Redskins in the 2016 offseason having previously appeared in 98 career regular season games with 46 starts across the 2009-15 seasons... Enters 2016 having previously compiled 164 tackles (107 solo), 12.5 sacks, seven passes defensed and five fumble recoveries, all according to STATS, LLC... Started all 16 regular season games on Pittsburgh’s AFC title-win­ning team in 2010, earning a berth in Super Bowl XLV.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2015 (JAGUARS/BEARS)

Spent the offseason with the Jaguars and was placed on Reserve/Injured on Sept. 5... Passed physical and was released off of Reserve/Injured on Oct. 20... Joined the Bears prior to Week 7... Active but did not play vs. MIN (11/1)... Inactive at SD (11/9), at STL (11/15) and vs. DEN (11/22)... Made Bears debut vs. GB (11/26) and played vs. SF (12/6)... Inactive vs. WAS (12/13).

2014 (JAGUARS)
Played in all 16 games, contributing 24 tackles (17 solo, two for loss) and a sack... Also recovered a Nick Foles fumble in his Jaguars debut at PHI (9/7)... Recorded a sack of Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst at TEN (10/12)... Posted season highs with three tackles at IND (11/23), vs. HOU (12/7) and at HOU (12/28).

2013 (STEELERS) 
Played in all 16 games with seven starts... Totaled 40 tackles (27 solo), 3.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery... Made six tackles vs. TEN (9/8)... Contributed four tackles at CIN (9/16)... Registered first sack of the season at NYJ (10/13) when he took down Geno Smith for a two-yard loss... Started at defensive end vs. DET (11/17) and sacked Matthew Stafford for a seven-yard loss... Started at defensive end vs. CIN (12/15) and posted his third sack of the season on an eight-yard takedown of Andy Dalton.

2012 (STEELERS)
Started at defensive end in all 16 games... Matched career high with three sacks and 40 tackles. Tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries... Had a career-high two passes defensed at CIN (10/21)... Blocked a PAT vs. WAS (10/28)... Sacked Joe Flacco at BAL (12/2)... Had a career-high nine tackles, including a sack of Philip Rivers vs. SD (12/9).

2011 (STEELERS)
Played in all 16 regular season games, starting 14 at defensive end... Totaled 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 20 quarterback pressures and one pass defensed... Started the lone postseason contest and added two tackles and one quarter¬back pressure... Registered three tackles and one pressure at CIN (11/13)... Posted a season-high five tackles vs. CIN (12/4)... Tied season-high with five tackles at SF (12/19)... Started at defensive end and had two tackles and in AFC Wild Card game at DEN (1/8).

2010 (STEELERS): 
Played in all 16 regular season games with nine starts... Totaled 20 tackles, three sacks, 18 quarterback pressures and two passes defensed... Started all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl XLV... Made his first career start at defensive end and the first of nine consecutive starts in place of in¬jured Aaron Smith at NO (10/31), recording two tackles... Posted a six-yard sack on the Ravens’ first drive of the game at BAL (12/5), his first of the season and second of his career... Recorded a seven-yard sack in the fourth quarter vs. CAR (12/23), his second sack of the season... Played in his first postseason contest in AFC Divisional Round vs. BAL (1/15), starting at defensive end and recording five tackles including his first postseason sack ... Started at defensive end and notched four tackles in AFC Championship vs. NYJ (1/23)... Saw significant action but did not start in Super Bowl XLV vs. GB (2/6) as the Steelers opened the game in nickel. Recorded a four-yard sack of Aaron Rodgers.

2009 (STEELERS)
Played in all 16 games as a reserve defensive end and saw action on special teams as a rookie... Totaled seven tackles, including one sack, and added one fumble recovery... Made his NFL debut vs. TEN (9/10)... Made his first career tackle vs. CIN (11/15)... Registered a season-high three tackles (two solo) vs. OAK (12/6)... Posted the first sack of his career and recovered a fumble vs. BAL (12/27).

COLLEGE
Played collegiately at Missouri, where he started 35 (including the final 31) of the 50 games in which he played... Finished career with 170 tackles (98 solos), 15.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback pressures. Also forced five fumbles and had three fumble recoveries... Was named team captain en route to a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2008. Eamed Miz¬zou Defensive Lineman of the Year honors after starting all 14 games and posting a career-high 62 tackles (31 solo) while finishing second on the team with five sacks... Was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2007 after totaling 49 tackles, 5.0 sacks, eight tackles for loss and forcing three fumbles... Played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2006, making seven starts after missing action due to a broken foot... Saw action in all 12 games in 2005 and totaled 23 tackles, including 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss. 

PERSONAL
Attended Palo Duro H.S. in Amarillo, Texas, where he was named 3-4A Defensive Player of the Year after making 93 tackles, including 13.0 sacks, and scoring three defensive touchdowns as a senior... Earned All-District honors his junior and senior seasons... As a junior, made 76 tackles, including 5.0 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown... Also threw the shot put and discus for the school’s track team... Majored in biology... Son of Mary Payne and Charles Hood... Legal first name is Evander. Received the nickname “Ziggy” from his grandmother when he was a child... Born Feb. 16, 1987.

Attended Palo Duro H.S. in Amarillo, Texas, where he was named 3-4A
Defensive Player of the Year after making 93 tackles, including 13.0 sacks,
and scoring three defensive touchdowns as a senior... Earned All-District
honors his junior and senior seasons... As a junior, made 76 tackles, including
5.0 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown... Also threw
the shot put and discus for the school’s track team... Majored in biology...
Son of Mary Payne and Charles Hood... Legal first name is Evander. Received
the nickname “Ziggy” from his grandmother when he was a child...
Born Feb. 16, 1987.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 197 124 73 13.5 0 10 0 0 -- 0 0 1 5
2016 WAS 16 14 33 17 16 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 CHI 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 16 0 24 17 7 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 PIT 16 7 39 26 13 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 PIT 16 16 42 25 17 3.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2011 PIT 16 14 31 19 12 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 PIT 16 9 20 15 5 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 PIT 16 0 8 5 3 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PIT L 16-38 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DAL L 23-27 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYG W 29-27 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 CLE W 31-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
5 @BAL W 16-10 2 1 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PHI W 27-20 1 0 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @DET L 17-20 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CIN L 27-27 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 MIN W 26-20 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 GB W 42-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @DAL L 26-31 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @ARI L 23-31 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PHI W 27-22 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 CAR L 15-26 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @CHI W 41-21 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 NYG L 10-19 3 1 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Recent Videos

  • Ziggy Hood Ready To Be The Veteran Leader

    Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Redskins Defensive Lineman Ziggy Hood joins Redskins Nation Host Larry Michael and discusses the process of signing a new contract, building chemistry with his teammates, and his drive to work hard.

  • Best Of Redskins Life: Ziggy Hood

    Posted Feb 23, 2017

    Take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the first season of Redskins Life. Ziggy Hood gives us a look at his collegiate career as well as his start in the NFL and the path that led to Washington.

  • Ziggy Hood: Important To 'Latch Onto' Cam Newton

    Posted Dec 17, 2016

    Redskins defensive end Ziggy Hood spoke with the media following Saturday's practice at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.

  • Redskins In :60 - Dealing With Aaron Rodgers

    Posted Nov 18, 2016

    Trying to slow down Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is one of the toughest assignments the Redskins secondary will face all season long. To do that, Safety Donte Whitner Sr. says it'll come down to a full 60 minutes of proper coverage on the back-end on Sunday night.

  • Ziggy Hood Has To Be 'Smart Rusher' Vs. Rodgers

    Posted Nov 17, 2016

    Redskins defensive end Ziggy Hood spoke with the media following Thursday's practice at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.