Johnny Hodges

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Episode 18: Growing up just outside Gaithersburg, MD, Johnny Hodges started playing sports at the age of 8. Swimming was where he saw early successes, but as he got older and started participating in other sports, the athletes that stuck with swimming year-round began to overtake him. He then decided to make the jump to football, basketball, and lacrosse.
As a naturally fast athlete, he was able to excel in lacrosse and football specifically, earning him interest from a number of NCAA programs. Since lacrosse offers tend to arrive earlier than football, he ended up committing to Navy for lacrosse during his sophomore year.
When COVID-19 ended his season early, he went home and needed something to work towards. It was at that moment he decided to make the transition back to football. Fast forward a few years and his brief, but significant successes at Navy earned him some looks from a TCU scout.
Today, Johnny has one of the more inspiring stories we've heard on this podcast - coming in with minimal knowledge about college football drills, reads, and playbooks to now playing for a 7-0 TCU program.
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