Madison Hedgecock life and biography

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Madison Hedgecock biography

Date of birth : 1981-08-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wallburg, NC
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-23
Credited as : Football player NFL, fullback for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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* Originally a 7th round (251st pick overall) draft choice by the St. Louis Rams in 2005…Waived by the Rams on Sept. 11, 2007…Awarded off waivers to the Giants on Sept. 12, 2007.

GIANTS NOTES


* In his 3 seasons, Hedgecock's blocking has helped the Giants become one of the NFL's most consistent rushing teams. The team finished 4th in the NFL with an average of 134.2 rushing yards in 2007 and league-high averages of 157.4 yards a game and 5.0 yards per carry in 2008.
* Was named a Pro Bowl 1st alternate in 2008.
* Hedgecock spends his offseasons working on 2 farms his family owns in Wallburg, N.C.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


* Has played in 80 regular season games with 44 starts and has rushed 3 times for 2 yards and caught 35 passes for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns…Hedgecock is an outstanding lead blocker…Has played in 5 postseason games with 4 starts.
* In 2009, played in all 16 games with 9 starts…Did not have a rushing attempt, but caught 4 passes for 23 yards and a touchdown…His blocking helped the Giants rush for 226 yards at Tampa Bay (9/27) and 220 yards vs. Oakland (11/11)…Caught 2 passes for 9 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown, vs. Atlanta (11/22)…Also had receptions at Kansas City (10/4) and vs. Philadelphia (12/13).
* In 2008, he played in all 16 regular season games with 10 starts…Also started the Giants NFC Divisional Playoff game vs. Philadelphia…Had 1 rush on the season for no gain vs. Carolina (12/21), his 1st rushing attempt since 2006 with St. Louis…Had 8 receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown.
* His blocking vs. Carolina (12/21) helped the Giants rush for 301 yards, the 5th-highest total in team history and their highest total in 49 years. The franchise record is 423 yards at Baltimore on Nov. 19, 1950. The 301 rushing yards is the highest ever by a Tom Coughlin-coached team. The previous high was the Giants' 289 yards at Buffalo on Dec. 23, 2007.
* Hedgecock helped the Giants rush for 207 yards against Baltimore, the NFL's No. 1 run defense (11/16). The Ravens had allowed an average of 65.4 rushing yards a game and not more than 76 yards in any game. Brandon Jacobs ran for 70 yards in the 1st quarter and Ahmad Bradshaw had a 77-yard run in the 4th quarter.
* Scored the 1st touchdown of his career on a 2-yard reception in the 3rd quarter at Arizona (11/23).
* In 2007, he played in 16 games – the opener with the Rams and the final 15 with the Giants. He started 9 of those games, all with the Giants…Hedgecock had 7 receptions for 52 yards, including 6 for 45 yards with the Giants…Played in all 4 postseason games with 3 starts and caught 2 passes for 8 yards…Started at fullback at Buffalo (12/23), where his blocking helped the Giants rush for a season-high 289 yards…Had 1 reception for 3 yards in Super Bowl XXLII vs. New England (2/3)
* In 2006, played in 16 games with 9 starts for the Rams…Ran once for 2 yards and caught 7 passes for 29 yards…Had 9 special teams tackles.
* As a rookie in 2005, played in 16 games with 7 starts…Made his 1st career start at the Giants (10/2) and led the team with 3 special teams tackles…Started at tight end vs. Jacksonville (10/30)…Made his 1st career reception, a 9-yarder from Jamie Martin vs. Arizona (11/20).

COLLEGE


* Returned to fullback for senior season after playing defensive end as sophomore and junior...Played fullback during redshirt freshman year for Tar Heels…Recorded 83 tackles (57 solo), 1.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and 2 forced fumbles in his 2 seasons on defense…On offense, gained 130 yards with 2 touchdowns on 34 carries and caught 6 passes for 42 yards.

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


* Attended the Champions for Children fundraiser gala benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
* Attended the Taste of the Giants fundraiser event benefitting local food banks, featuring chefs from the area preparing their signature dishes.
* Played Santa at the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party at Giants Stadium for 500 N.J. foster children, handing out Giants coats, hats, backpacks, and toys to the kids.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


* Graduated with communications degree…Played fullback, tight end, and linebacker at Ledford (Thomasville, N.C.) High…Rushed for 1,799 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games as senior…Rushed for 3,673 yards and 44 touchdowns in career…Super Prep all-America…Also earned honorable mention all-America USA Today and Prep Star all-region…Three-time all-county and all-conference selection (tight end as sophomore and fullback as junior and senior). Played basketball and ran track.

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