He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri. Hood has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears.
In high school football, he earned All-District honors his junior and senior seasons.
As a junior, he made 76 tackles, including 5.0 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown. In track & field, Hood was one of the states top performers in the throwing events.
He got top-throws of 15.50 meters (50 ft 8in) in the shot put and 50.55 meters (165 ft 7in) in the discus throw. Hood played college football at the University of Missouri.
During his college career, he played defensive tackle.
He finished with 170 tackles (98 solos), 15.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback pressures. He also had five forced fumbles, recovering three. NFL Draft
He was selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He moved to defensive end and served as a rotational back-up in his rookie year.
Hood recorded both his first sack and his first recovered fumble against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009. Jacksonville Jaguars
On March 13, 2014, Hood signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The contract was for four years and worth $16 million, including $5.5 million guaranteed. Chicago Bears
On October 22, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Hood following the release of Jeremiah Ratliff.
On December 15, 2015, he was waived.
On February 2, 2016, Hood signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins. NFL stats
General Practice: games played
COMB: combined tackles
TOTAL: total tackles
Air Service Training: assisted tackles
FF: forced fumbles
First Revision: fumble recoveries
First Revision YDS: fumble return yards
International Rectifier YDS: interception return yards
AVG International Rectifier : average interception return
Liquefied Natural Gas: longest interception return
Territorial Decoration: interceptions returned for touchdown
Privatdozent : passes defensed.