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Bucky Hodges
TE #84
Height:
6-6
Weight:
257
College:
Virginia Military Inst.
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA
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BIOGRAPHY

• Ended college career with Virginia Tech TE records for catches (133), receiving yards (1,747) and TDs (20).

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in human development at Tech in December 2016…Given name is Temuchin, but goes by Bucky…Is the middle of 3 children.

PRO Selected in the 6th round (#201) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Vikings…Teammates at Tech with Vikings S Antone Exum while redshirting in 2013…Part of 43-member draft class from the Atlantic Coast Conference…Was the 13th of 14 TEs drafted in 2017.

• Ended college career with Virginia Tech TE records for catches (133), receiving yards (1,747) and TDs (20).

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in human development at Tech in December 2016…Given name is Temuchin, but goes by Bucky…Is the middle of 3 children.

PRO Selected in the 6th round (#201) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Vikings…Teammates at Tech with Vikings S Antone Exum while redshirting in 2013…Part of 43-member draft class from the Atlantic Coast Conference…Was the 13th of 14 TEs drafted in 2017.

COLLEGE Ended Virginia Tech career as the all-time leader among Hokies TEs in receptions (133), receiving yards (1,747) and TDs (20)…Earned All-ACC honors each season, garnering 3rd-team recognition in 2014 and 2016 and tabbed as a 2nd-team honoree in 2015…Named to USA Today’s Freshman All-America team in 2014…Had a pair of 100-yard games during VT career, including career-best 145 yards at Pitt in 2016 and 101 yards vs. Duke in 2015 and snared career-best 3 TDs in Duke game…As a junior in 2016 he set career-high in receptions (48), yards (691) and tied his best TD mark (7) along with notching 9 carries…Was named consensus 3rd-Team All-ACC…Hokies went 10-4 and won Belk Bowl over Arkansas and fell to eventual national champion Clemson in the ACC title game…His 145-yard day at Pitt was his career-best…Tabbed as 2nd-Team All-ACC by league coaches as a sophomore in 2015…Started all 13 games…Squad went 7-6 and won Independence Bowl over Tulsa in legendary coach Frank Beamer’s final contest with the Hokies…Hauled in 5 passes for 101 yards and 3 TDs against Duke, his 1st career 100+ yard game and a career-high 3 TDs…Had 5 carries for 27 yards with a TD and 4 catches for 38 yards against Tulsa in Independence Bowl win…As a redshirt freshman in 2014, he started 10 and played in all 13 games for the 7-6 Hokies…Team won Military Bowl against Cincinnati…Set VT freshman TE record with 45 catches…Caught a TD vs. Ohio State in his 1st career start…Played in 1st career game in win over William & Mary…In rivalry game vs. Virginia he scored the eventual game-winning TD on a 9-yard pass and recovered a blocked punt in the Cavaliers end zone…Redshirted as a true freshman, working on scout team at QB and eventually moved to TE…Got first taste of playing TE on scout team when he was helping Hokies prepare for North Carolina and standout TE Eric Ebron…Made full-time move to TE in spring practice going into his 2nd season.

PREP Highly recruited QB out of Salem High in Virginia Beach…Ranked as the #10 pro style QB in the nation by Rivals.com and the #10 overall prospect in Virginia…Named 1st-Team All-Eastern Region as an athlete and named 1st-Team All-Beach District as an athlete and 2nd-Team at QB…A 2nd-Team All-Tidewater as a senior by The Virginian Pilot newspaper…Threw for 2,214 yards and 18 TDs as a senior and ran for 506 yards and 11 TDs…As a junior, threw for 2,142 yards and had a 26-6 TD-INT ratio while adding 434 yards and 9 TDs on the ground.

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