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Cooper Hodges
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Hodges named to Outland Trphy Watch List

Appalachian State offensive tackle Cooper Hodges has been included on the watch list for the Outland Trophy. The Outland Trophy is awarded to the nation’s best interior lineman on offense or defense.

Hodges has received All-Sun Belt recognition after each of the last three seasons, as he’s been App State’s starting right tackle for 39 consecutive games. He graded out at 86 percent and had a team-high 84 knockdown blocks in 2021.

A preseason first-team All-Sun Belt selection by Sun Belt coaches, Athlon, Lindy’s and Phil Steele, Hodges has been part of an App State offensive line that’s been recognized as a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award in two of his three seasons.