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Michael Hodges
Texas A&M
Nominated by Mike Sherman
Senior  

Michael Hodges is a senior inside linebacker with a real shot of earning All-Big 12 honors after being dominant in the middle of the Aggies' defense. Hodges came to Texas A&M in 2008 as a walk-on after transferring from Air Force. He was a tackling dummy for a year before catching the coaches eye in the Spring of 2009. However, on the last day of spring practice he blew out his knee. He worked hard in rehabilitation and was back on the field in four months, but basically played all of the 2009 season injured. Fully healthy in 2010, Hodges has been the catalyst for the marked improvement of the Aggies' defense and leads the team in tackles.