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Nov. 6, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State senior linebacker Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro, N.J.) was chosen as the Iron Workers Local Union No. 3 "Ironman of the Game" for his another great game against the Purdue University Boilermakers. Hodges received the most fan votes of the four nominees this week to win these honors for the second time this season.
Hodges played an instrumental role in limiting Purdue's offense to a season-low nine points. The Boilers scored took the first strike on the scoreboard by kicking a field goal on their first possession; however they did not score again until the final play of the game. Hodges led the Lions with eight tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and one pass breakup. With Hodges and the rest of the relentless Penn State defense, the Nittany Lions came out on top against the Boilermakers 34-9 and improved their overall record to 6-3.
This year's "Ironman of the Game" winners have included Gerald Hodges previously for the Northwestern game, Allen Robinson (Southfield, Mich.) for the Ohio game, Michael Zordich (Youngstown, Ohio) for the Navy game, Matt McGloin (Scranton, Pa.) for the Temple game, Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro, N.J) for the Northwestern game, Bill Belton (Sicklerville, N.J.) for the Iowa game, Michael Mauti (Mandeville, La.) for the Virginia, Illinois, and the Ohio State games, respectively.
Nittany Lion fans can vote online each week throughout the football season for the Iron Workers Local Union No. 3 "Ironman of the Game". Fans can visit GoPSUsports.com/ironman from noon each Monday to noon on Tuesday to cast their vote for the week's top performer on the field. The 2012 Penn State Football "Ironman of the Game" is presented by Iron Workers Local Union No. 3, Building Beaver Stadium- Where Penn State Football Legends are made.