Former Rebel Shay Hodge Returns to Coach in Mississippi

Former Ole Miss wide receiver Shay Hodge is fulling a lifelong dream of being a coach. Hodge accepted a job as the offensive coordinator at Provine High School in Jackson.

Hodge announced his new position Tuesday on Instagram.

Shay Hodge posted his letter of acceptance to Instagram Tuesday. Photo from shayhodge3.

Hodge spent four years in a Rebels uniform from 2006-2009. During that time he tallied impressive numbers—22 touchdowns in just 173 receptions and 2,646 total yards gained. He ranks second all-time at Ole Miss in receptions (173) and TD catches (22). He gained 100-plus yards in six of those games, which tied him for second in Ole Miss program stats. His 2,646 total receiving yards ranks him No. 1 in program history.

Hodge competed in the 2010 Senior Bowl and participated in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine. He signed an NFL free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers when the draft concluded. He was released during rookie camp and was immediately offered a spot with the Washington Redskins. The Redskins waived him during final cuts, but he joined the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.

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