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92 Ziggy Hood DE
Height/Weight: 6-3/300 | Birthdate: 2/16/1987 | Birthplace: Amarillo, TX, USA | Team: Jacksonville | College: Missouri | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Jaguars continue to bulk up defense with addition of Ziggy Hood


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) The Jaguars have signed defensive tackle Ziggy Hood according to the Florida Times-Union. Hood will likely work in a rotation along the D-line. 

Hood started seven of 16 games with the Steelers last year after starting every game for them in 2012. 


Jags hosting Ziggy Hood


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent defensive lineman Ziggy Hood is visiting the Jaguars, reports the Florida Times-Union. He had 39 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery for the Steelers last season.

Ziggy Hood plays big role in Week 15 win


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood had a major hand in the win over the Bengals. He recovered the fourth fumble of his career and got his third sack this season. Hood finished with four tackles, three solo.

He'll visit the Packers in Week 16.


Steelers DST allows no explosive plays


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) The Steelers DST did not allow a single play of 20-plus yards in the Week 15 win over Cincinnati. The unit scored when Antonio Brown returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Pittsburgh produced one sack and one turnover, both courtesy of defensive end Ziggy Hood. He recovered a fumble by Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham. Pittsburgh held the Bengals to 279 total yards.

The Steelers DST faces a big challenge Week 16 at Green Bay, especially if quarterback Aaron Rodgers returns from his broken collarbone.


Injured Steelers suit up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Several Steelers who were on the injury report are active against Cincinnati, including guards Kelvin Beachum (knee) and David DeCastro (foot), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). All were listed as probable.

Seven Steelers probable for game against Cincinnati


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) The Steelers have deemed seven players probable for their Sunday night AFC North showdown against the Bengals.

Those listed are guard Kelvin Beachum (knee), wideouts Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), guard David DeCastro (foot), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle).


Quartet of Steelers defenders miss Wednesday session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Four Steelers defensive players were red-lighted for practice on Wednesday. Ends Brett Keisel (foot) and Ziggy Hood (ankle), tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) were all absent.

Cameron Heyward leapfrogs Ziggy Hood on depth chart


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2013) Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday Cameron Heyward has moved ahead of Ziggy Hood on the depth chart at defensive end. Tomlin said he wants to get Heyward on the field more.

Hood exits with groin injury


(12/8/2011) Steelers DL Ziggy Hood left Thursday's game versus the Browns with a groin injury. He had one solo tackle in the contest before leaving.

Hood putting pressure on QB


(10/20/2011) The Sports Xchange notes Steelers DE Ziggy Hood, who has started four games (two on the right side and two on the left) because of injuries, leads the team with 12 quarterback pressures.

Hood has ankle surgery


(3/1/2011) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers DE Ziggy Hood, who started the final 13 games for the injured Aaron Smith and finished with five sacks, including two in the postseason, had surgery to clean out bone spurs in his ankle.

Hood to start Super Bowl


(2/5/2011) Steelers DE Ziggy Hood on starting in a Super Bowl: "You've heard of the Steel Curtain and Mean Joe Greene, everybody that’s played there before. You're walking into a team that prides themselves on defense. Pittsburgh is a blue-collar city, so everybody comes to work."

Hood impressing in Pittsburgh


(1/11/2011) Steelers DE Ziggy Hood started to come into his own down the stretch after replacing DE Aaron Smith (triceps). Hood collected three sacks in the final four games of the season and looked more comfortable in the starting lineup. "All of the pieces are starting to fall into place," Hood said. "Now it's just the small things like more technique and really staying at it."

Hood notches first sack


(12/6/2010) Steelers DE Ziggy Hood picked up his first sack of the season -- second career -- in the Week 13 win over the Ravens when he took down QB Joe Flacco in the first quarter. He added three total tackles on the night.

Hood positive with start


(11/6/2010) DE Ziggy Hood on his first NFL start last week against the Saints: "I did my job. I did what I had to do. There's a couple things I can correct, but the good outweighs the bad."

Hood to see more work in '10


(6/18/2010) Steelers second-year DE Ziggy Hood will be given a bigger role this season with the retirement of Travis Kirschke. Hood and veteran Nick Eason will be in the end rotation with starters Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel.

Hood could get boost in 2010


(4/8/2010) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports DE Nick Eason, an unrestricted free agent who started five games in 2009, will re-sign Thursday with the Steelers. Eason, who turns 30 next month, has served as a backup the past three seasons. With veteran Travis Kirschke expected to retire, Eason's role could expand, along with Ziggy Hood, last year's first-round draft pick, and second-year-player Sunny Harris. Eason totaled 16 tackles in eight games last season.

Steelers defenders shine Sunday


(12/27/2009) The Steelers had several players do well on defense Sunday against the Ravens. LB LaMarr Woodley had 10 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. LB James Farrior had eight tackles and an interception. LB James Harrison had five tackles and a forced fumble. DB Ike Taylor had two tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery. DL Ziggy Hood had two tackles and a sack and a fumble recovery.

Timmons, Kirschke dealing with injuries


(11/2/2009) Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons (ankle) and DE Travis Kirschke (calf) did not practice Monday. Coach Mike Tomlin said he's more optimistic about Timmons' injury than Kirschke's. Kirschke replaced injured DE Aaron Smith in the starting lineup three weeks ago. DE Nick Eason, who was inactive for four of the first five games, and rookie DE Ziggy Hood, who averages only six plays a game, would take Kirschke's place if he can't play against Denver in Week 9.

Steelers sign rookie Hood


(7/26/2009) The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with first-round draft choice Ziggy Hood. The defensive lineman from Missouri was drafted 32nd overall by the defending Super Bowl champions. Financial terms were not disclosed on the deal announced Saturday. Hood becomes the fourth first-round pick to agree to a contract, joining Detroit's Matthew Stafford, the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez and Cleveland's Alex Mack.