1. He was named a "secret superstar"
in the preseason
After Anthony Barr went down with a knee
injury, Hodges started the final four games of
the 2014 season in his place at outside
linebacker. In the first of those games, Hodges
returned an interception of New York Jets
quarterback Geno Smith 27 yards for a
touchdown. Then, in the season finale versus
the Chicago Bears, Hodges recorded 11
tackles and a half sack.
This performance prompted Pro Football
Focus to name Hodges their "secret superstar"
for Minnesota's 2015 campaign.