Elijah Hood
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 25)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Charlotte Catholic
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Elijah Hood (born April 22, 1996) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at North Carolina.

Early years

Hood attended Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played high school football. As a senior, he won the Hall Trophy as the U.S. Army Player of the Year.[1][2] During the season, he rushed for 3,690 yards and 53 touchdowns. He finished his career with 8,981 yards and 147 touchdowns. He was ranked by Rivals.com as the fourth best running back recruit in his class.[3] He originally committed to the University of Notre Dame but changed his mind and chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[4][5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+38 in
(1.81 m)
232 lb
(105 kg)
30+38 in
(0.77 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.57 s 1.54 s 2.63 s 4.65 s 7.12 s 31 12 9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[6]

Oakland Raiders

Hood was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round, 242nd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[7][8] He was the last of six North Carolina Tar Heels to be drafted that year.[9] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Raiders' practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was promoted to the active roster on October 25, 2017.[12] He was waived by the Raiders on October 30, 2017 and re-signed to the practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 2, 2018.[14] He was waived by the Raiders on May 7, 2018.[15]

Carolina Panthers

On May 8, 2018, Hood was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[16] Due to a knee injury from a preseason game at Pittsburgh, he was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018.[17]

On February 25, 2019, Hood signed a one-year contract to remain with the Panthers.[18] He was waived on July 24, 2019.[19]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On August 17, 2019, Hood was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[20] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[21]

Los Angeles Wildcats

In October 2019, Hood was drafted by the Los Angeles Wildcats in the 2020 XFL Draft.[22] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood named Army's national player of year". Archived from the original on January 12, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood named U.S. Army national player of the year". Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Elijah Hood".
  4. ^ "Former Notre Dame recruit Elijah Hood selects UNC Tar Heels". ESPN.com.
  5. ^ "Elijah Hood, top running back prospect, commits to UNC".
  6. ^ "*Elijah Hood - North Carolina, RB : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". www.nfldraftscout.com.
  7. ^ "Oakland Raiders Select Elijah Hood In Seventh Round Of 2017 NFL Draft". Raiders.com. April 29, 2017. Archived from the original on March 12, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Draft Finder Query Results". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Raiders Sign RB Elijah Hood To Active Roster". Raiders.com. October 25, 2017. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Running Back Marshawn Lynch Reinstated". Raiders.com. October 30, 2017. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Raiders Announce Reserve/Future Signings". Raiders.com. January 2, 2018. Archived from the original on February 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "Raiders Sign Three Free Agents". Raiders.com. May 7, 2018. Archived from the original on May 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Panthers claim running back Elijah Hood". Panthers.com. May 8, 2018. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Voth, Bill (September 1, 2018). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Panthers.com.
  18. ^ Strickland, Bryan (February 25, 2019). "Elijah Hood signs one-year contract". Panthers.com.
  19. ^ "Panthers make roster moves ahead of training camp". Panthers.com. July 24, 2019.
  20. ^ "Jaguars sign RB Elijah Hood". Jaguars.com. August 17, 2019.
  21. ^ Oehser, John (August 31, 2019). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". Jaguars.com.
  22. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  23. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.