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  #42 James Hodgins
Position: Fullback
HT: 6-1  WT: 264lbs.
College: San Jose State
Birthplace: San Jose
NFL Exp: 7th Year in NFL

NoteCARDS:
• Returns in 2005 after suffering a shoulder injury which kept him on injured reserve for the entire 2004 season.
• In his first season with the Cards in 2003, appeared in every game and started eight at fullback.
• Spent the first four years of his career with St. Louis (1999-2002) after originally making the Rams as an undrafted free agent.

Pro Career: Originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 1999, Hodgins signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals on March 12, 2003.

2004: Did not see any time on the field in his second season with the Cardinals after being placed on Injured Reserve on 9/1/04 (shoulder).

2003: Started eight of 16 games at fullback in his first year with the Cardinals … two rushing attempts for six yards, career-best 14 pass receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns … finished fifth on club with 43 blocks on kick return units … opened season @ Det (9/7) with two receptions for 10 yards in first half … three receptions for 14 yards vs. GB (9/21) — all in fourth quarter — included a one-yard scoring catch with four minutes left to give Arizona 20–13 lead and margin of victory … added receptions of four and nine yards, the latter just three plays prior to the game-winning catch … first carry from scrimmage as a Cardinal was good for three yards vs. former teammates StL (9/28) club and added a pair of pass receptions for six yards … outstanding effort as lead back for Marcel Shipp’s 165 rushing yards and team’s season-best 221 yards on the ground in 16–13 overtime win vs. SF (10/26) … also caught two passes for six yards and added a solo tackle on kick coverage … another excellent effort in run blocking game vs. Cin (11/2) as Shipp cruised to 141 yard on the ground in 17–14 win … caught three-yard scoring pass from Josh McCown in third quarter for Cards first points of game @ SF (12/7).

2002: Suffered broken foot in the Rams third preseason game vs. SD (8/22) … inactive for first seven games of season … returned to starting lineup with tremendous effort in 27–14 win @ Arz (11/3) as he paved the way for Faulk to gain season-best 178 rushing yards … tied career long with 11-yard pass reception in 28–24 win vs. SD (11/10) … in return match with Arizona (Dec. 15), matched career-long run with five-yard burst in 30–28 victory … established career-best receiving marks with four catches for 19 yards @ Sea (12/22).

2001: Started 10 of 16 regular-season contests and two of three postseason outings with the Rams … near-exclusive use as lead blocker resulted in season total of two rushing attempts for five yards and four pass receptions for 24 yards with one touchdown … added a three-yard run and two pass receptions for 12 yards and a score in the playoffs … key block on running back Trung Canidate’s one-yard game-winning touchdown run vs. NYG (10/14) … caught first pro touchdown pass, an 11-yarder from Warner, in fourth quarter @ NE (11/18) … two receptions for six yards vs. SF (12/19) … four-yard scoring grab in divisional playoff win vs. GB (1/20) … rushed once for three yards and caught one pass for eight yards in Super Bowl XXXVI loss to NE (2/3).

2000: Played in 15 games with two starts for the Rams … finished the season with one rushing attempt for three yards and two receptions for five yards … also collected 15 special teams tackles … made season-high three special teams tackles vs. SF (10/17) … recorded only carry of the season for three yards and tied season-high with three special teams tackles vs. SD (10/1) … made one reception for two yards vs. Car (11/5) … registered first career start at fullback in place of Robert Holcombe and made one receptions for three yards @ NYG (11/12) … started at fullback vs. NO (11/26).

1999: Rookie season with the Rams produced the most statistics in his six-year pro career … in 15 games, rushed seven times for 10 yards and caught six passes for 35 yards … added 10 tackles on special teams … scored first NFL touchdown on one-yard fourth-quarter run vs. NO (11/28) … caught two passes for 11 yards in season finale @ Phi (1/2) … played in all three postseason outings primarily on special teams.

College: Played both offense and defense at San Jose State, moving to linebacker as senior … 4.7-yard rushing average as junior fullback … second on squad with three quarterback sacks to complement 18 tackles as a senior … impressive sophomore season with 326 yards rushing on 70 carries and 116 yards on 16 pass receptions.

Personal: Full name James William Hodgins … lettered in football, basketball, and track at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, Calif. … earned a sociology degree from San Jose State … wife Stephanie, sons Isaiah and Isaac.



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