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Ziggy Hood: 'No holes in this kid'

Ziggy Hood (Jerry Larson/AP)

PITTSBURGH – Evander "Ziggy" Hood -- nicknamed after the cartoon character by his Spanish-speaking grandmother – Saturday became the first defensive lineman chosen in the first round by the Steelers since 2001, and he was excited, to put it mildly.

"I can't describe the feeling," said Hood. "My stomach just tightened up all of a sudden and I choked and I almost fainted. I almost fainted." The Steelers, of course, were just as excited to land the player. Missouri DT Evander Hood reacts as he talks on a cellphone with the Pittsburgh Steelers after they selected him 32nd overall in the first round of the NFL Draft. (Michael Norris/AP) "He... Recommended Stories

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