After missing the season opener at Wake Forest, played in every game at key reserve on offensive line... Top reserve at right guard behind Josh Eames and right tackle behind Brian Stamper.
Played in eight games... During second half of season, playing time at guard increased as offensive line injuries mounted.
Three-year starter at offensive tackle for Indianapolis prep powerhouse... As senior captain, helped team to undefeated regular season and berth in state 5A semifinals... Named team's most valuable lineman in 2002... Named All-State by Associated Press and Bloomington Herald-Times and All-Metro by Indianapolis Star... Blocking grade of 93% in 2002, amassing 72 pancake blocks for balanced attack... Was starting center on varsity basketball team as junior and threw shot/discus in track.
Hood is undecided on a major.
Raised in Indianapolis, son of Michael and Donna Hood... Dad is a planner for Eli Lilly & Co., mom is a graduate admissions coordinator for the University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences... Has one older sister, Ashley... Dad served as his grade school football coach... An honor roll student with perfect attendance since freshman year.