Darius Hodge
No. 41 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1998-07-03) July 3, 1998 (age 23)
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Wake Forest
(Wake Forest, North Carolina)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darius Hodge (born July 3, 1998) is an American football outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Marshall Thundering Herd.

College career

Hodge played for the Marshall Thundering Herd for four seasons and redshirted his true freshman year. He finished his collegiate career with 117 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks.[1] Following the end of his redshirt junior season, Hodge announced that he would forgo his redshirt senior season to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Hodge signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021.[3] He made the Bengals' 53-man roster out of training camp.[4] He played in four games before being waived on November 4, 2021.[5]

Miami Dolphins

On November 5, 2021, Hodge was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[6] He was suspended two games on December 18 for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.[7]


  1. ^ "Why rookie Darius Hodge is the most interesting player in Bengals camp". Cincinnati Enquirer. August 27, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Marshall football: Herd's Hodge declares for the 2021 NFL Draft". Charleston Gazette. January 10, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Rapien, James (May 14, 2021). "Bengals Officially Announce Their Undrafted Rookie Signings Ahead of Minicamp". SI.com. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "Wait for roster decision well worth it for Bengals rookie free agent". Journal-News. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bengals Make Four Roster Moves Ahead Of Week 9 Versus Cleveland". Bengals.com. November 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins awarded Hodge off waivers". MiamiDolphins.com. November 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Dolphins linebacker suspended two games for violating league's PED policy". Dolphins Wire. USA Today. December 18, 2021.