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Ziggy Hood
No. 96     Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: February 16, 1987 (1987-02-16) (age 22)
Place of birth: Amarillo, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Debuted in 2009 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2009
Tackles     8
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Evander "Ziggy" Hood (born February 16, 1987 in Amarillo, Texas) is a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.

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Early years

Hood played high school football at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas.

College career

Hood played college football at the University of Missouri. During his college career, he played defensive tackle.

Professional career

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NFL Draft

He was selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

He will move to defensive end and primarily serve as a rotational back-up for his rookie year. Hood recorded both his first sack and his first recovered fumble against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009.

Personal

His grandmother gave him the nickname "Ziggy" when he was a baby, because she was unable to pronounce "Evander".

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rashard Mendenhall
Steelers first-round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
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Evander Hood
Pittsburgh SteelersNo. 96
Defensive end
Date of birth: February 16, 1987 (1987-02-16) (age 22)
Place of birth: Amarillo, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 300 lb (140 kg)
Professional debut
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
 Teams:
Roster status: Unsigned Draft Pick
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Evander "Ziggy" Hood (born February 16, 1987 in Amarillo, Texas) is a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played high school football at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, and college football at the University of Missouri. Hood was picked 32nd overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft. His grandmother gave him the nickname "Ziggy" when he was a baby. During his college career, he played defensive tackle. He will move to defensive end and primarily serve as a rotational back-up for his rookie year. However, he will have a chance of starting in 2010 with the uncertainty of resigning veteran right end Brett Keisel.

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