Shay Hodge Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 21, 2010
Scott Porter: What is your height, weight and estimated 40 time?
Shay Hodge: 6'1" 1/2, 208 lbs. and I'd estimate my 40 at about 4.5 flat.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Shay Hodge: I want to get into the rotation and play right away. Contribute to whatever team I go to right away in whatever way I can.

Scott Porter: What are your greatest strengths?
Shay Hodge: I would say my hands, my route running ability. A big strength of mine is catching the ball at its highest point in the air.

Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Shay Hodge: I will miss playing against all the good teams in the SEC that I have played against the past four seasons. They were tough games but I will miss them. All the rivalries we had in college such as Florida, Alabama and LSU. Walking around campus before the game and to the game I will miss.

Scott Porter: What NFL player reminds you of yourself?
Shay Hodge: I have always compared myself to Reggie Wayne and Sidney Rice.

Scott Porter: What type of person and player is an NFL team getting in you?
Shay Hodge: They are getting a player who tries to do all the right things. I work hard on my weaknesses to become a much better player. I strive to be the best and work hard to do whatever it takes. Off the field, I am a very funny person. I love to joke around and I keep everyone laughing.

Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Shay Hodge: I love to play basketball. Pretty much basketball and video games are my biggest hobbies off the field.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Shay Hodge: Deuce McAllister and a lot of my coaches. It is hard to just say one person, but all of my coaches challenged me to do more to become the player I am today and they have made me a better person.

Scott Porter: What are your greatest personal accomplishments on the field?
Shay Hodge: Well, I would start with being the first receiver in Ole Miss history to reach the 1,000 yard mark in a season. I own the single-season receiving yardage for a WR at Ole Miss. I am the all-time yardage leader in receiving yards as well. I also caught the 86-yard game-winning touchdown pass to beat Florida my junior season.

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