Hometown: Paris, KY (High) [Hun Prep School, Princeton, NJ]
Position: F Playing Height: 6-3 Playing Weight: 176
Date of Birth: September 18, 1915
Date of Death: February 10, 1980
Additional Photos: (1)
Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football]
1936-37: All-SEC [Second Team]; All-SEC Tournament
1938-39: (Quit basketball after recurring knee injury)
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Walter Hodge, London Native and Former UK Athlete, Dies, Lexington Herald-Leader (February 15, 1980)
Walter V. Hodge, 64, a native of London, Ky., and former resident of Paris, Ky., died Sunday in Coronado, Calif.
Hodge was a graduate of Paris High School and attended Hun Prep School in New Jersey before entering the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship.
In addition to playing fullback on the football team, he was named All-Southeastern Conference guard on the basketball team.
He served four years with the U.S. Marines during World War II and was discharged with the rank of major at the end of the war.
He was employed by the U.S. government from 1946 to 1977, attached to the Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Hodge; a son, David Hodge; and a sister, Margie Mooneyhan of Covington, Ky.
Services and burial will be held in Coronado, where he had lived since his retirement.