Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech’s junior tight end with 133 career catches and 20 career receiving touchdowns, will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
The information was first reported on Twitter by Neil Stratton of InsidetheLeague.com:
— Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) December 30, 2016
According to Stratton’s tweet, Hodges has selected Lagardère Sports to be his agency.
The report was later confirmed by Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times, who talked to Bucky’s father Temuchin:
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) December 31, 2016
Hodges has been overshadowed at times by record-setting receiver Isaiah Ford, but Hodges has accumulated some impressive career statistics in just three seasons:
- Catches: 133, #5 all-time at Virginia Tech
- Receiving Yards: 1,747, #11 all-time
- Receiving Touchdowns: #3 all-time
Hodges was signed as part of the 2013 recruiting class out of Salem High School in Virginia Beach. He redshirted during the 2013 season, and in the last three seasons, has played in 40 games, starting 37. His production has been very consistent, ranging from 40-48 receptions each season, 6 or 7 touchdown catches each season, and 526 to 691 yards each season.