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Elijah Hood
RB #34
Height:
6-0
Weight:
220
Age:
21
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Experience:
R

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, April 29, 2017.

COLLEGE: Played three years at North Carolina, starting his final 25 games for the Tar Heels... Totaled 2,580 yards on 431 carries (6.0 avg.) and tallied 29 TDs... His 29 career TDs tied for sixth in UNC history... Added 38 receptions for 204 yards (5.4 avg.)... In 2016 as a junior, started 11 games and rushed for 858 yards on 145 attempts (5.9 avg.) while accounting for eight scores, and set career highs in receptions (25) and receiving yards (142)... Scored his first two TDs of the season and added 88 yards on 15 carries (5.9 avg.) in the victory against Illinois... Carried the ball 18 times for 108 yards (5.9 avg.) and added two TDs in the win over James Madison University... Moved into ninth place at UNC with 25 career scores... Rushed for 107 yards on 16 attempts (6.7 avg.) and a 4-yard TD in the win at Virginia... Broke out in the win against Georgia Tech with a season-high 168 rushing yards on 12 attempts (14.0 avg.) and three TDs... In 2015 as a sophomore, started all 14 games and carried the ball 219 times for 1,463 yards (6.7 avg.), second most single-season rushing yards in Tar Heel history while placing third overall in the ACC... His 17 TDs on the ground ranked second in the conference as well as his 6.7 yards per carry, also second in the UNC single-season record book... Totaled eight 100-yard rushing performances and was the first Tar Heel to rush for 100 yards in the season opener since 2009... Had his first career two-score game against NC A&T while adding 56 yards on 16 attempts (3.5 avg.)... Was one of two 100-yard rushers for UNC in the win over Illinois, finishing with 129 yards on 16 carries (8.1 avg.) and one TD... Scored two times in the victory against Georgia Tech... Gained 101 yards on just eight carries (12.6 avg.) while adding one TD in the win over Wake Forest... Went over 100 for the second consecutive week, totaling 101 yards on 21 attempts (4.8 avg.) and added two scores in the win against Virginia... Scored a career-high three TDs in the win against Duke... Racked up 132 yards on 17 carries (7.8 avg.) and a TD in the Miami victory... Surpassed 1,000 yards on the season when he gained 115 yards on 17 attempts (6.8 avg.)... Also added two scores in the Tar Heel’s win over Virginia Tech... Earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors after rushing 21 times for a career-high 220 yards (10.5 avg.) and two TDs in the victory at NC State... Scored in the ACC Championship game against Clemson... As a true freshman in 2014, appeared in nine games and rushed 67 times for 259 yards (3.9 avg.), adding four TDs... Scored his first career TD against San Diego State... Majored in information sciences.

Selected by Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, April 29, 2017.

COLLEGE: Played three years at North Carolina, starting his final 25 games for the Tar Heels... Totaled 2,580 yards on 431 carries (6.0 avg.) and tallied 29 TDs... His 29 career TDs tied for sixth in UNC history... Added 38 receptions for 204 yards (5.4 avg.)... In 2016 as a junior, started 11 games and rushed for 858 yards on 145 attempts (5.9 avg.) while accounting for eight scores, and set career highs in receptions (25) and receiving yards (142)... Scored his first two TDs of the season and added 88 yards on 15 carries (5.9 avg.) in the victory against Illinois... Carried the ball 18 times for 108 yards (5.9 avg.) and added two TDs in the win over James Madison University... Moved into ninth place at UNC with 25 career scores... Rushed for 107 yards on 16 attempts (6.7 avg.) and a 4-yard TD in the win at Virginia... Broke out in the win against Georgia Tech with a season-high 168 rushing yards on 12 attempts (14.0 avg.) and three TDs... In 2015 as a sophomore, started all 14 games and carried the ball 219 times for 1,463 yards (6.7 avg.), second most single-season rushing yards in Tar Heel history while placing third overall in the ACC... His 17 TDs on the ground ranked second in the conference as well as his 6.7 yards per carry, also second in the UNC single-season record book... Totaled eight 100-yard rushing performances and was the first Tar Heel to rush for 100 yards in the season opener since 2009... Had his first career two-score game against NC A&T while adding 56 yards on 16 attempts (3.5 avg.)... Was one of two 100-yard rushers for UNC in the win over Illinois, finishing with 129 yards on 16 carries (8.1 avg.) and one TD... Scored two times in the victory against Georgia Tech... Gained 101 yards on just eight carries (12.6 avg.) while adding one TD in the win over Wake Forest... Went over 100 for the second consecutive week, totaling 101 yards on 21 attempts (4.8 avg.) and added two scores in the win against Virginia... Scored a career-high three TDs in the win against Duke... Racked up 132 yards on 17 carries (7.8 avg.) and a TD in the Miami victory... Surpassed 1,000 yards on the season when he gained 115 yards on 17 attempts (6.8 avg.)... Also added two scores in the Tar Heel’s win over Virginia Tech... Earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors after rushing 21 times for a career-high 220 yards (10.5 avg.) and two TDs in the victory at NC State... Scored in the ACC Championship game against Clemson... As a true freshman in 2014, appeared in nine games and rushed 67 times for 259 yards (3.9 avg.), adding four TDs... Scored his first career TD against San Diego State... Majored in information sciences.

PERSONAL: Attended Charlotte Catholic High School, N.C. ... Named the 2013 Associated Press North Carolina High School Player of the Year... U.S. Army Game Player of the Year... Ranked the 16th best player in the nation and fourth overall running back by Rivals.com... Rushed for a Mecklenburg County record 8,981 career yards (fourth in state history) and scored 147 TDs (third most in state history)... Led the state in rushing with 3,157 yards and 46 TDs as a junior... Eagle scout who helped renovate his church’s (Our Lady of Consolation) parking lot.

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