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UNC Football Bio
34 Elijah Hood
Hood Hood 1794143

Exciting young player who has a bright future • Saw extensive playing time as a freshman last year • Runs hard and is not afraid to take a hit or deliver a punishing block • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team as a freshman. 

2014 - True Freshman Season
Appeared in nine games and rushed 67 times for 259 yards and four touchdowns • Missed fourt games after suffering an injury in the Notre Dame game • Carried 10 times for 62 yards, including a long of 23, in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers • Had a season-high 17 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown against the Irish • Score was his third in three games after touchdowns against Virginia Tech and Clemson • Had a season-high 71 yards on 13 carries against the Tigers • Scored his first career touchdown against San Diego State • Rushed eight times for 43 yards in his Carolina debut against Liberty • Enrolled at UNC in January, 2014, and participated in spring practice. 

Charlotte Catholic High School
The 2013 Associated Press North Carolina High School Player of the Year • U.S. Army High School All-America • Named the U.S. Army Game Player of the Year • Considered by many recruiting services to be the top player in the state of North Carolina • Ranked the 16th best player in the nation and fourth overall running back by Rivals.com • Considered the No. 1 player in North Carolina, the No. 7 running back in the country and the nation’s No. 51 overall prospect by Scout.com • Member of the ESPN300 • Ranked the No. 2 player in North Carolina, the sixth-best running back in the country and the No. 40 overall player by 247sports.com • Member of the PrepStar 150 Dream Team • Played on North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team • Offensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl • Finalist for the Big 22 Player of the Year Award • Rushed for a Mecklenburg County record 8,981 yards (fourth-best in the state history) and 147 touchdowns (third-best in state history) • Ran for 3,690 yards as a senior (second-best in state history) and 53 touchdowns • Helped team advance to the finals of the 4A West Regional before falling to Greensboro Dudley • Led the state in rushing with 3,157 yards and 46 touchdowns as a junior to help Catholic reach the 3AA championship game • Posted 1,889 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns on 168 carries (11.2 avg.) to lead Catholic to a 13-1 record as a sophomore • Coached by Jim Oddo.

Eagle Scout • His scout project was to renovate his church (Our Lady of Consolation) parking lot • Favorite NFL team is Carolina Panthers • Has worn No. 34 since began playing Pop Warner football • Favorite TV show is “How Things Work” • Would like to guest star on “Jersey Shore” • Son of Vee and Melica Hood • Enrolled in the General College.

Position: Tailback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Catholic
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