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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Tommy Hodson's Bio

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  • A Mathews native, Hodson had an illustrious career as a four-year starting quarterback for LSU (1986-89) and compiled a 31-14-1 record. He is LSU’s all-time leading passer with 9,115 yards, and also leads the school in career touchdown passes (69), attempts (1,163) and completions (967). At the time, those numbers were the best in SEC history. Hodson posted all of those numbers prior to the spread offense taking over the SEC. He was a four-time All-SEC quarterback, and LSU pushed him for the Heisman Trophy in his junior and senior seasons. Hodson became a household name in 1986 as a redshirt freshman quarterback for LSU, leading the Tigers a 35-17 upset of No. 7 Texas A&M and eventually the SEC title. Hodson also played a major role in the “Earthquake Game,” lofting an 11-yard TD pass to Eddie Fuller on fourth down in the final minute to give LSU a 7-6 win over No. 4 Auburn. Hodson was also a standout quarterback for Central Lafourche High School, guiding the Trojans to a 13-1 record and passing for 4,361 yards and 36 TDs as a senior. As a basketball player, he averaged 27.4 points a game his senior season. Hodson was selected in the third round of the 1990 NFL draft by New England Patriots and played seven seasons for four teams, finishing his career in 1995-96 as a backup with the Saints. Born 1-28-67 in Mathews, La.

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