|Born:||April 22, 1996|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||232 lb (105 kg)|
|High school:||Charlotte Catholic|
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242|
|* 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.
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. 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. 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.
|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+3⁄8 in
|4.57 s||1.54 s||2.63 s||4.65 s||7.12 s||31 1⁄2||9 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Hood was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round, 242nd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the last of six North Carolina Tar Heels to be drafted that year. He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Raiders' practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on October 25, 2017. He was waived by the Raiders on October 30, 2017 and re-signed to the practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 2, 2018. He was waived by the Raiders on May 7, 2018.
On May 8, 2018, Hood was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers. Due to a knee injury from a preseason game at Pittsburgh, he was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018.
On February 25, 2019, Hood signed a one-year contract to remain with the Panthers. He was waived on July 24, 2019.
On August 17, 2019, Hood was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was waived on August 31, 2019.
In October 2019, Hood was drafted by the Los Angeles Wildcats in the 2020 XFL Draft. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.