Samford's Devlin Hodges Breaks Steve McNair's FCS Passing Yards Record

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2018

Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges (8) scrambles away from Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick (6) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Samford's Devlin Hodges broke Steve McNair's FCS passing record with a 404-yard aerial display during Saturday's 38-27 win over East Tennessee State. 

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Hodges entered the day in need of 316 yards to top McNair's mark of 14,496 yards, and a seven-yard pass to DeMarcus Ware late in the third quarter sealed the deal for the Bulldogs gunslinger, according to ESPN News Services

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All told, Hodges stands alone as the FCS' most accomplished passer with 14,584 yards. 

In addition to the gaudy yardage total, Hodges wrapped up his career in Homewood, Alabama, with the FCS records for completions (1,310) and attempts (1,896). He also had 111 touchdowns through the air, per ESPN. 

Samford finished its 2018 campaign 6-5, including 5-3 in Southern Conference play.