Darius Hodge was born on July 3, 1998, he is an American football outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He played college football for the Marshall Thundering Herd.
Hodge played for the Marshall Thundering Herd for four seasons and redshirted his true freshman year. He finished his collegiate career with 117 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks. Following the end of his redshirt junior season, Hodge announced that he would forgo his redshirt senior season to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
Hodge signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021. He made the Bengals’ 53-man roster out of training camp. He played in four games before being waived on November 4, 2021.
On November 5, 2021, Hodge was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins. He has suspended for two games on December 18 for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Darius Hodge signed a 3-year, $2,450,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $25,000 signing bonus, $25,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $816,667. In 2022, Hodge will earn a base salary of $825,000, while carrying a cap hit of $825,000.