St. Louis Rams: 10 Greatest Undrafted Free Agents in Team History

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7. James Hodgins

Though Hodgins may not have been a statistically great player, he was invaluable as an in-line blocker for Marshall Faulk during the greatest years of Faulk’s NFL career. The 6-foot-1, 274-pound fullback, whose nickname was “The Hammer”, blocked out of the backfield for Faulk as he recorded three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 1999 to 2001, including a 2000 season in which Faulk broke the all-time record for touchdowns in a season with 18. Though Hodgins missed seven games with a broken foot in 2002, he still helped propel Faulk to a 953-yard rushing season in 2002.

Hodgins also managed to collect 21 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown and 13 rushing attempts for 25 yards and a TD over his four years with the Rams. In addition, he caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner in the Rams’ 2001 divisional round win over the Green Bay Packers.

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