How the linebacker nobody wanted became TCU’s leading tackler

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After a productive football career at Navy, Johnny Hodges believed he could play at the Power Five level. There are 65 P5 schools from the Big 12 to SEC to Big 10, surely one of them would think the same right? Yet when Hodges entered the transfer portal after the 2021 season, his belief was challenged in an ultimate way. “I probably reached out to 60 college coaches, every Power Five. Not a single one responded,” Hodges said after TCU’s win over Texas. Well there was one school that replied to Hodges. “Northwestern said I wasn’t good enough,” Hodges said. Yep, the same Northwestern program th…

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