Feb. 24, 2013
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans VooDoo have announced that wide receiver Shay Hodge has been placed on the AFL’s “Other League Exempt” list, as Hodge has signed with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Hodge (6-2, 210, Mississippi) was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on a one-year contract on January 4.
In 2012, Hodge caught 53 passes for 595 yards and ten touchdowns splitting time between the Kansas City Command and Georgia Force.
Prior to joining the AFL, Hodge was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers but was released during rookie camp. Following his release, he was immediately offered a spot with the Washington Redskins. In 2010, Hodge was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad.
During his collegiate career, Hodge earned First Team All-SEC honors in 2009. He finished his career with 173 catches and 22 receiving touchdowns and became Mississippi’s all-time leader with 2,646 career receiving yards.
The VooDoo will retain Hodge’s AFL rights while he is with the Tiger-Cats.