Published on January 7, 2019  

He is the first Samford player ever to receive the award and it is only the seventh occasion for the honor to go to a representative of the Southern Conference.  When I wrote to congratulate him on Friday evening, he replied by shifting the focus elsewhere:  “What a great honor to represent Samford!” 

The world is better because of Devlin Hodges.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.