August 17, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed second-year RB Elijah Hood to their 90-man active roster, the club announced today. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars released QB Tanner Lee.
Hood, 5-11, 230, spent the 2018 season on Carolina’s reserve/injured list. In 2017, he saw action in one game on special teams for Oakland and spent 15 weeks on the Raiders’ practice squad.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Hood attended the University of North Carolina from 2014-16 and played in 34 games, totaling 2,580 rushing yards and 29 TDs. As a sophomore in 2015, he ran for 1,463 yards and 17 TDs, earning second-team All-ACC honors. He attended Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic High School and was named 2013 Associated Press North Carolina High School Player of the Year after rushing for 3,690 yards as a senior.