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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #36, K Alex Hodgkinson

We have a lot of kickers on the roster this year. You probably knew that already.

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Name: Alex Hodgkinson

Height: 6-2

Weight: 183

Year: Senior

Position: Kicker

Hometown: London, U.K.

High School: Latymer Upper School

2014 Season: Did not play, though he did make the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015 Projections: Unlikely, due to the glut of kickers on the roster already (Cole Murphy, Ryan Norton and Sterling Hofrichter are also in the fold).

How'd He Get Here: Walked on back in 2013.

What Did Recruiting Sites Say: Rivals and Scout aren't really scouring the United Kingdom for football talent. But even so, he wasn't a prospect at al.

Money Quote: Alex Hodgkinson: Go-getter.

"In America, I’m out of my comfort zone, so I have this sort of this innate energy. I know it sounds cliché but it just comes out from me. And whereas back in London I may be relaxing more, here I’m kind of always on the go and I don’t seem to burn out because I just have this kind of fire in me."

Links of Wonder: Sean makes sausage jokes because... of course. His Nunesbucks offer still stands for anyone who takes a picture of a sausage/hot dog purchase from Alex's food cart, by the way.

Twitterfeed: None.

Tweet of Wonder: For a short time, we had no clue who Alex was or where he came from. Obviously not the case anymore...

What Does Shafer Think of Him: Classic Shaf:

"We've got a kid from London. I don't know much about him. He's a good-looking kid. I don't know if he can kick it through those uprights or not, but we've got depth if nothing more."

Interesting Nugget O' Interest: He's a classical civilization major. There's a cliche here that you sort of walk right into. Still: good for you, Alex!

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