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Sprout's Hometown Hero: Curtis Hodges

Oct 18, 2021
thesundevils.com

Curtis Hodges played as a multi-sport athlete for Mountain View High School. For some time, Hodges was viewed as a player that could be a Division I basketball prospect, but Hodges turned his focus to football his senior year. For the Toros he received All-Section honors as a wide receiver his senior year, as a result of his 50 caught passes for 733 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. The day after Mountain View's team camp in Williams, Hodges committed to Arizona State.

As a freshman at Arizona State, Hodges began to earn reps, appearing in nine games, with five catches for 41 yards with a touchdown. The wide receiver influenced the result in the upset over the fifth ranked team, Washington, with a blocked punt. As a sophomore, Hodges played seven games, and was especially important in paving the way for an effective running game. 

He averaged ten yards per reception, as a second year wide receiver. Hodges' continued to see more game time as a junior, with ten games as a reserve wide receiver and finished with five catches for 58 yards. Over a three-game stretch, Hodges caught at least one pass for 15 or more yards in each game. In the 2020 season, the six-foot seven athlete made a switch to tight end, recording three catches for 98 yards and a touchdown, including a 74-yard touchdown beating the rivals, Arizona.

Knowing he has the size and athleticism to compete at the next level, Hodges sees his sixth year as the "time to prove [himself] that this is what [he is] supposed to be doing."