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Estus Hood
Estus Hood

Kankakee, Illinois



Football (1973-77)

Inducted: 1983

Four-year football letterwinner ... averaged more than 19 yards per punt return as a sophomore which ranked him third nationally ... in 1977, returned two punts for touchdowns, including a 77-yarder against Northern Illinois, and an 81-yard gallop versus Ball State ... finished career as all-time Redbird leader in return yardage (since broken)...his four punt return touchdowns are still a record at ISU ... redshirted in his junior season due to a broken wrist ... co-captain senior season ... played in the 1977 Blue-Gray All-Star game in Birmingham, Ala. ... third round draft pick (62nd overall) of the Green Bay Packers, where he played for head coach Bart Starr ... was the Packers' nickel back in long yardage situations ... as a rookie with Green Bay, corralled three interceptions, eventually earning the starting left cornerback position ... in his seven-year career, recorded 11 interceptions and played in more than 100 games ... following his NFL career, served as a correctional counselor for the bureau of prisons in Marion, Ill.