Position: Wide Receiver
Height /Weight: 6-3 / 215
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Avon Old Farms (Conn.)
Major: Political Science
At Delaware: Former multi-sport athlete at Delaware…has competed for and led both the UD football and men’s lacrosse squad to the NCAA Tournament during his career…enters third season with the Blue Hen football team as a walk-on…did not participate in spring practice due to lacrosse obligations but has since left that program to concentrate on football…great athlete with soft hands...has the ability to catch the ball in traffic...studious player with a great attention to detail...will add size to a deep and talented receiving corps… expected to contribute to special teams unit.
2010 Season: Saw action in nine games for the Blue Hens, earning his first letter for football...played primarily on special teams...recorded one catch for two yards vs. Duquesne...collected four tackles on the year, including a solo tackle vs. both Duquesne and William & Mary...had an assisted tackle against Massachusetts and West Chester...team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Did not see game action…spent season working with scout team…team went 6-5 for Keeler…played first season with UD men’s lacrosse squad and lettered…played six games as a backup midfielder…had six groundballs and two caused turnovers.
High School: Three-sport standout in football, hockey and lacrosse at Avon Old Farms High School in Connecticut...captained his football and lacrosse teams his senior year...named All-New England and All-Founder League at wide receiver his junior and senior seasons...offensive most valuable player in 2006-07 for football and defensive Most Valuable Player for lacrosse in 2007-08...led hockey team to New England Prep School Championship in 2007-08.
Personal: John Witter Hodgkinson...born Aug. 9, 1989…son of Richard and Nancy Hodgkinson...has two sisters Lindsay and Laura, and one brother, Jeff...political science major at Delaware with a minor in economics...cites parents as biggest influence on lacrosse career…has worked as a valet in the summer…played three seasons with the UD lacrosse team for head coach Bob Shillinglaw and earned letters in 2009 and 2010…played in 11 games overall and recorded seven groundballs as a backup midfielder…member of 2009 and 2010 teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament…played in just one game in 2011 before leaving squad.
Career Offensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 2 yards vs. Duquesne
Career Tackles: 4 in 2010