Aug. 19, 2004
Editor’s Note: The following was written by Brian Triplett as special to ESPN.com
The week before two-a-day practices began in Iowa City in early August, Hawkeye linebackers Abdul Hodge and Chad Greenway took a trip to two different worlds, otherwise known as home. Four thousand hogs and 100 cows welcomed Greenway to his parents’ 1,000-acre farm in South Dakota, as he boosted the population of Mount Vernon up to 477 during his visit. Nearly 1,900 miles away, Hodge ate home-cooked meals prepared by his mother, Violet, who after moving from the Virgin Islands, raised Abdul and his four brothers as a single parent in South Florida Click HERE for the rest of the story.