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Name: Hendon Hooker (+) Coming off 11-19-22 Knee INJ...Transfer from Virginia Tech
College: Tennessee     Number: 5
Height: 6-3   Weight: 218
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.52
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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: (+) Coming off 11-19-22 Knee INJ...PUnitas/P2ndC/PManning/PMaxwell/PDaveyOBrien...2021: NAC...2020: NAC...Transfer from Virginia Tech...PMaxwell



 Hendon Hooker, Tennessee, Player News

  11/19/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker left the Volunteers' game Saturday night against South Carolina after injuring his leg while running in the fourth quarter. The senior came into the game as a Heisman Trophy hopeful. but left early in the fourth quarter walking with assistance and putting little weight on his left leg. Hooker kept the ball on an option play and went down without being hit. He dropped the ball before he hit the ground and the Gamecocks recovered the fumble at the Tennessee 17, scoring four plays later to take a 56-31 lead. Joe Milton III came in at quarterback on the next possession for the Vols. Hooker came into Saturday's game with 2,888 yards, completing 71% of his passes with 24 touchdowns and two interceptions. He was 25-of-42 for 247 yards and three TDs before his injury. - AP College Football

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  11/14/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  NOV 14 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee,...Playing his final game in Neyland Stadium, Hooker accounted for 405 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as the Vols went undefeated at home with a 66-24 win over Missouri. Mizzou entered the game with the nation's No. 13 total defense (304.1), and Tennessee set a school record with 724 yards of total offense. The 66 points were also the most ever by the Vols in an SEC game, breaking the previous mark of 65 on Nov. 26, 1994. Hooker was 25-of-35 for 355 yards and three touchdowns with no picks in the air. He added 50 yards rushing, a touchdown on the ground and multiple highlight-reel runs, including a 28-yarder.

Hooker became the first UT player with 350 or more pass yards, three or more pass touchdowns and a rush touchdown in the same game since Tyler Bray did it vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 10, 2011. Moved into fifth place in UT career touchdown passes with 55, and he also rushed for a touchdown and passed for a touchdown in the same game as a Vol for the ninth time. Fired touchdown passes of 19-yards, 68-yards and 2-yards, while adding a 14-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Hooker moved into second place in the FBS in QB passer rating at 181.81. - SEC Football


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  11/12/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 66-24 victory over Missouri on Saturday. The Volunteers (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 5 College Football Playoff) were impressive offensively but had trouble containing a Missouri (4-6, 2-5) attack that has struggled this season. The Tigers rushed for 173 yards, more than any other team against Tennessee this year. Missouri quarterback Brady Cook did the most damage, running for 106 yards and throwing for 200. Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt caught seven passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and Bru McCoy caught nine passes for 111 yards. Hooker threw for 229 yards in the first half (17 of 24) as Tennessee led 28-17 at intermission. Cook had 94 yards passing and 86 rushing for Missouri. His late 40-yard scramble set up a Harrison Mevis field goal as time expired. - Tennessee/AP College Football

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  11/01/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, and Clemson were the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season released Tuesday night, four days before the Volunteers and Bulldogs square off on the field. Michigan was fifth, followed by Alabama and unbeaten TCU. Tennessee is No. 1 in the CFP rankings for the first time, starting ahead of a group of teams that have become regulars at the top of the selection committee's top 25. The Volunteers have already beaten the Crimson Tide and LSU, which was ranked 10th.

The committee began its weekly in-person meetings at hotel in Grapevine, Texas, on Monday and revealed the first of six weekly rankings. The final rankings that set the CFP field of four are set for Dec. 4. The 13-person panel is led by a first-time chairman Boo Corrigan, the athletic director of North Carolina State. Only one team that has been No. 1 in the committee's initial rankings has not made the playoff, but only about half the teams in first top four managed to finish there. - AP College Football


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  10/30/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee moved into a tie with Ohio State for No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday to set up a 1 vs. 2 matchup next week with top-ranked Georgia. Georgia-Tennessee will be the 25th regular-season game matching the top two teams in the AP poll, and the third straight involving Southeastern Conference teams. Neither the Bulldogs nor the Volunteers have ever played in a 1-2 game in the regular season. Georgia remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week, receiving 30 first-place votes and 1,528 points.

The Volunteers moved up a spot, receiving 18 first-place votes and 1,500 points to match Ohio State. The Buckeyes received 15 first-place votes. The last time there was a tie at No. 2 in the AP poll was Nov. 14, 2004, between Auburn and Oklahoma behind No. 1 Southern California. On Saturday, Tennessee routed Kentucky 44-6 and Ohio State won 44-31 at Penn State. Tennessee has not been ranked this high since it was No. 2 in 2001, a season the Vols finished fourth. No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 TCU and No. 8 Oregon held their spots in the rankings. USC moved up a spot to ninth and No. 10 UCLA gave the Pac-12 three teams in the top-10 for the first time since November 2016. The first College Football Playoff rankings of the season will be released Tuesday night. - AP College Football


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  10/16/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Ohio State after knocking off Alabama. The Crimson Tide was one of five unbeaten teams to fall during a wild weekend and dropped three places to No. 6 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. Alabama swapped places with the Vols after losing to them 52-49 on a field goal as time expired Saturday. Georgia remained No. 1 and received 31 first-place votes and Ohio State had 17 first-place votes.

The Vols received 15 first-place votes and have their best ranking since starting the 2005 season at No. 3. The last time Tennessee was ranked this highly in the second half of the season was 2001, reaching the top 10 in late October and headed into the SEC championship at No. 2. No. 4 Michigan moved up a spot Sunday, switching places with No. 5 Clemson after the Wolverines blew out now-No. 16 Penn State. No. 7 Mississippi moved up two spots and No. 8 TCU, No. 9 UCLA and No. 10 Oregon all moved into the top 10. - AP College Football


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  10/15/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  After 15 years of being a rival to Alabama in name only, Tennessee snapped a humbling losing streak, stamped itself a championship contender and celebrated in spectacular fashion. Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Tennessee a 52-49 victory over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday. As soon as the kick knuckle-balled through the uprights, some of the more than 100,000 fans stormed the field to join the party as the Volunteers (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) ended a 15-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1). Fireworks went off over Neyland Stadium and it glowed orange as the song "Dixieland Delight" by the band Alabama - a Crimson Tide favorite - blared over the stadium speakers. And it didn't take long for the goal posts to go down. "This is college football at its absolute best," Vols coach Josh Heupel said. Hendon Hooker drove the Vols 45 yards in 18 seconds to set up the winner. Jalin Hyatt caught six passes for 207 yards and a Tennessee-record five touchdowns.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, a game-time decision because of a sprained right shoulder two weeks ago, completed 35 passes for 455 yards and two TDs. Hyatt's fifth TD catch tied it at 49 with 3:26 left in the fourth. Young drove the Tide into the Tennessee territory in the final minute, but Alabama stalled at the 33 with three straight incomplete passes. Will Reichard's 50-yard field goal attempt for the lead was wide way right. With only 21 seconds left, overtime seemed likely, but Hooker wasn't done and did the Heisman Trophy winner one better. Hooker completed two passes for 45 yards, the second a 27-yard strike to Bru McCoy that gave Tennessee a chance for a makeable field goal - and McGrath came through to give the Volunteers its biggest victory in years. Tennessee had not beaten a top-10 teams since 2006 against Georgia. That was also the last time the Vols beat Alabama. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  10/08/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker passed for two touchdowns, Jabari Small ran for 127 yards and two scores, and No. 8 Tennessee punished No. 25 LSU for its mistakes and risk-taking in a resounding 40-13 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. A morning kickoff lured LSU fans to Tigers Stadium considerably earlier than usual - and many were gone by the end of the third quarter, when Tennessee led 37-7. The Volunteers (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) matched their best start to a season since 2016 with balance on offense, sound defense that corralled dual-threat LSU QB Jayden Daniels, and opportunistic special teams play. Hooker passed for 239 yards, with scoring passes of 45 and 14 yards to Jalin Hyatt. The fleet-footed QB also accounted for 56 of Tennessee's 264 yards on the ground. Bru McCoy caught seven passes for 140 yards, drawing howls of "Bruuuuuuu!" from a sizeable contingent of fans in Volunteer orange. Those fans' repeated singing of "Good ol' Rocky Top" echoed throughout LSU's Death Valley by game's end.

Tennessee sacked Daniels five times with defensive lineman Byron Young accounting for half of that total. LSU's combination of early special teams failures and costly fourth-down risks helped Tennessee build an early double-digit lead. Jack Bech had the opening kickoff bounce off his chest and straight to Tennessee's Will Brooks at the Tigers' 27-yard line. Five plays later, Small ran for a 1-yard score. Minutes later, the Vols' offense was back on the LSU 26 after Dee Williams' 58-yard punt return. LSU (4-2, 2-1) held Tennessee to Chase McGrath's 35-yard field goal, but missed a chance to trim its deficit when coach Brian Kelly kept the offense on the field on fourth and 4 from the UT 14. A quick pass to Kayshon Boutte near the right sideline came up inches short. Leading 13-0, Tennessee thwarted LSU on fourth and 1 near midfield, stopping Josh Williams' run. On the next play, Hooker's deep throw down the right sideline hit Hyatt in stride to make it 20-0. Hooker's 32-yard pass to McCoy to set up a short McGrath kick that made it 23-7 at the half. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  09/26/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  SEPT 26 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee,...Hooker played perhaps the best game of his career, accounting for 461 yards of total offense and three touchdowns as No. 11 Tennessee beat No. 20 Florida, 38-33...It was the Vols' first win over the Gators since 2016. With his top wide receiver out, Hooker carried the load, completing 22-of-28 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed for 112 yards on 13 carries with one score...It was his highest rushing yard total at Tennessee. It also represented the most passing yards by a UT QB vs. Florida since Peyton Manning threw for 353 yards on Sept. 20, 1997.

Hooker became the second QB in UT history and the first since Joshua Dobbs vs. Georgia on Oct. 10, 2015, to register a 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing game...In the victory, Hooker extended his school-record streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception to 212, which is the ninth-longest streak in SEC history. He surpassed Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Florida's Time Tebow to enter the top 10 on Saturday...With the Vols trailing, Hooker led Tennessee on an epic, 12-play, 99-yard drive in the final minutes of the second quarter. He fired a touchdown pass with seven seconds left that put the Vols ahead for good. Hooker eclipsed 300 yards passing for the fourth time in a Tennessee uniform. He averaged a stellar 11.24 yards per play on Saturday. - SEC Football


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  09/26/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  SEPT 25 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: HENDON HOOKER, TENNESSEE, RS Senior, Quarterback, Greensboro, NC/Dudley,...Hendon Hooker accounted for 461 yards (349 passing, 112 rushing) and three touchdowns as 11th-ranked Tennessee defeated 20th-ranked Florida, 38-33. Hooker completed 22-of-28 passes and two touchdowns, while rushing for one more score and 112 yards as the Volunteers improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2016. Notes: Hendon Hooker is the seventh Tennessee player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors (since 2004) and the first since former linebacker Darrell Taylor (Nov. 10, 2018). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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  09/25/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee and North Carolina State broke into the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Florida State is back in the rankings for the first time in four years. Georgia remained No. 1 and received 55 of 63 first-place votes in the Top 25, presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama (four first-place votes), No. 3 Ohio State (four first-place votes), No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Clemson all held their places.

Oklahoma's upset loss to Kansas State created room for teams to move up, like Southern California to No. 6 and Kentucky to No. 7. Tennessee moved up three spots to No. 8, its best ranking since 2006 and first top-10 appearance since a few weeks at ninth in the first half of 2016. That was the last time the Volunteers started 4-0. The Vols knocked Florida out of the rankings by snapping a five-game losing streak in the rivalry. Oklahoma State remained at nine and North Carolina State jumped two spots to No. 10. The Wolfpack have their best ranking since they were 10th in 2002. - AP College Football


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  09/24/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 112 yards and a score to lead No. 11 Tennessee to a 38-33 victory over No. 20 Florida Saturday. It was Tennessee's second win over Florida in the last 18 meetings and snapped a six-game losing streak in the series. The win gave the Volunteers their first 4-0 start since 2016. Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) took control in the fourth quarter when it traveled 87 yards for a TD after a fumble by Gators (2-2, 0-2) quarterback Anthony Richardson.

Richardson had a career-high 453 passing yards and two touchdowns and ran for 62 and two scores in a raucous Neyland Stadium. Tennessee led 17-14 at halftime following a first half loaded with big offensive plays on both sides. Hooker, who shook off what was reported as an upper body injury, threw for 248 yards, including a 70-yard connection with Bru McCoy for the Vols' longest play from scrimmage this season. A 99-yard drive that ended with a one-yard pass from Hooker to McCoy, gave Tennessee the lead 7 seconds before the break. Richardson had a career-high 220 passing yards by intermission and connected with his first TD pass of the season. Keon Zipperer broke three arm tackles on his way to a 44-yard score. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  09/12/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  SEPT 12 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee,...Hooker accounted for 352 yards of total offense and two touchdowns to lead No. 24 Tennessee to a 34-27 non-conference overtime win at No. 17 Pitt on Saturday. It was the Vols' first victory over a top-20 non-conference team on the road since it topped No. 6 Miami, 10-6, on Nov. 8, 2003...He was 27-of-42 for 325 yards and two scores through the air, rallying the Vols from a 10-0 deficit. In the process, Hooker broke the school record for consecutive attempts without an interception, which now stands at 167 straight attempts without a pick. That mark broke Jarrett Guarantano's record of 166. Hooker also moved into sole possession of second place in UT consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 14. Hooker came up clutch in overtime, stepping up in the pocket and firing the game-winning, 28-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Tillman. - SEC Football

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  09/02/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Tennessee to a 59-10 season-opening victory over Ball State Thursday night. Hooker, in his second year as the Volunteers' starter after transferring from Virginia Tech, had 211 yards passing by halftime along with a 38-0 lead. Eight different receiver caught passes in the first 30 minutes. He was replaced by Joe Milton midway through the third quarter. Jaylen Wright led the Tennessee ground game with 86 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals' bruising running back Carson Steele was limited to 27 yards on 11 carries. Making his first career start at quarterback for Ball State, redshirt junior John Paddock threw for 269 yards and a TD. The Vol defense came up with three turnovers - two interceptions and a fumble. - AP College Football

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  09/01/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  ESPN TOP 100 PRESEASON 2022 CFB PLAYERS (Selected Aug. 17): No. 49. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee, Senior. Notable 2021 stats: 2,945 yards, 31 TDs. Last year's ranking: NR. The Virginia Tech transfer blossomed last season under first-year Tennessee coach Josh Heupel. Although not the starter to open the season, Hooker started the final 11 games and emerged as one of the country's most efficient quarterbacks with 3,561 yards of total offense and just three interceptions. The 24-year-old redshirt senior returns as one of the most experienced quarterbacks in college football. - ESPN.com

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  09/01/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Hendon Hooker, Sr., Tennessee,...The redshirt senior shattered single-season program records for completion percentage (68.0) and passer efficiency rating (181.4) last fall in his debut season on Rocky Top. Hooker produced 3,561 yards of total offense and 36 total touchdowns during the 2021 campaign, his first at UT after transferring to Knoxville from Virginia Tech. The Greensboro, North Carolina, native played in all 13 games with 11 starts in 2021, completing 206-of-303 passes for 2,945 yards and 31 touchdowns with three interceptions. His 2,945 passing yards were fourth-most in the SEC, while his 9.7 yards per passing attempt ranked second in the league and fourth in the nation. - Tennessee Football

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  09/01/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  2022 COACHES PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM: QB - Hendon Hooker, Tennessee,...Hooker has had a strong offseason after a breakout year in 2021 where he broke single-season program records for completion percentage (68.0) and passer efficiency rating (181.4). Hooker accumulated 3,561 yards of total offense and 36 total touchdowns during the 2021 campaign. - Tennessee Football

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  07/26/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  The Volunteers return promise for head coach Josh Heupel's second season, picked by many to finish second in the division. Heupel's high-flying offense helped Tennessee improve last season, finishing with a 7-6 record. Heupel has a returning quarterback this year in Hendon Hooker, who is once again expected to electrify the Volunteer attack. "Has taken great strides in offseason," Heupel said. "A young man that had an opportunity to declare for the draft, came back to our program I believe because of the culture we have, the improvements he knew he could make in coming back and helping his career." - Columbia Daily Tribune

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  07/26/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee's Hendon Hooker, one of the SEC's best quarterbacks, is getting paid for his name, image and likeness. Few people see a problem with that. Numerous media reports have speculated that Vols commitment Nico Iamaleava, a five-star quarterback, also has a lucrative NIL deal more than year before playing for the Vols. He lives in California, where high school players can be paid for their NIL. The amount of either contract has not been confirmed, as most athletes and collectives are silent about their NIL terms. Is it fair for a 17-year-old high school senior to be paid like a 24-year-old sixth-year college senior? At SEC Media Days on Thursday, Hooker did not name Iamaleava nor was he asked about a specific recruit. But he had a definitive opinion on the topic.

"To each his own. It's a blessing," Hooker said. "If I was coming out (of high school), I would want to get paid too. There are some guys that are special out there that have earned that. "At the end of the day, they put in the same work that we put in. So why shouldn't they be rewarded as well?" But Hooker was quick to note that players must still earn playing time, regardless of their NIL deals. "But when you get there (to college), you've still got to show up," Hooker said. "I would for sure say, 'Take advantage of (NIL), young guys, and continue to work hard." - Knoxville News Sentinel


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  07/25/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee bought space on a Times Square video board in New York City earlier this week. Quarterback Hendon Hooker and receiver Cedric Tillman were in New York visiting various businesses, including NASDAQ, as part of their Name, Image and Likeness deals Tuesday. Their Images, with a Tennessee orange and white checkerboard in the background, graced the video board at Times Square and 42nd Street. - Northwest Arkansas Times

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  07/22/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee,... A 2022 National Player of the Year candidate who is one of the top returning quarterbacks in the nation, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is a dynamic dual-threat graduate transfer who joined the Vols in January 2021 … Earned his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and spent four seasons with the Hokies prior to transferring to Knoxville … Elected to return for his sixth and final collegiate season and second season at UT … At age 24, is one of the leaders on the team … Played in 38 games with 26 career starts … Was 8-7 as a starter at Virginia Tech, completing 197-of-312 passes for 2,894 yards and 22 touchdowns through the air, while rushing for 1,033 yards on 247 carries and 15 touchdowns on the ground.

Owns a 6-5 record as a starter at Tennessee with the offense averaging 39.9 points per game and 483.5 yards per game in those 11 contests … For his entire collegiate career, has put up 7,488 yards of total offense, completing 403-of-615 passes (65.5 percent) for 5,839 yards and 53 touchdowns with 10 interceptions ... Added 1,649 yards on 413 carries with 20 scores on the ground, including three 100-yard rushing games … Owns three 300-yard passing games, including two at UT … Carries a streak of 12 consecutive games with a touchdown pass into 2022, which is the third-longest streak in school history … Has produced 11 games with at least one rushing touchdown and one passing score, including five at UT … Comes from a family pedigree of quarterbacks, including his father and brother. - Tennessee Football


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  07/19/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee, Sr., 6-4, 218, Greensboro, N.C.,...A 2021 Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist, Hooker shattered single-season program records for completion percentage (68.0) and passer efficiency rating (181.4) last fall in his debut season on Rocky Top. The Greensboro, North Carolina, native produced 3,561 yards of total offense and 36 total touchdowns during the 2021 campaign, his first at UT after transferring to Knoxville from Virginia Tech. Hooker played in all 13 games with 11 starts in 2021, completing 206-of-303 passes for 2,945 yards and 31 touchdowns with three interceptions. His 2,945 passing yards were fourth-most in the SEC, while his 9.7 yards per passing attempt ranked second in the league and fourth in the nation. - Tennessee Football

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  06/24/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  The Vols averaged 39.3 points last season to rank seventh nationally. They accomplished that with a new coaching staff, new offensive system, new quarterback and a new lead running back. Not only does UT return most of the contributors to that offense, it has added Southern Cal transfer wide receiver Bru McCoy, a former five-star recruit. McCoy and Jalin Hyatt, who impressed coaches in the spring, could give the Vols one of the top frontline receiving corps in the conference.

Combine those receivers with Hendon Hooker and it's not farfetched to think the Vols could lead the nation in scoring. UT's schedule could help. Regardless of their talent level, SEC opponents might have a better read on Tennessee's up-tempo offense. But that's not saying much. Secondaries, in particular, struggled terribly to keep up with UT receivers last season. And whatever advantage opponents gain from having studied more video could be offset by the Vols' familiarity with Heupel's system. That familiarity could enable Tennessee to average better than 40 points. - Knoxville News Sentinel


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  05/07/22 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hooker didn't earn the starting job last spring or last summer, but he sure did flourish once he took the reins. Capitalizing on a Joe Milton injury against Pittsburgh in the second game of the season, the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder wound up completing 206 of 303 passes for 2,945 yards with 31 touchdowns and only three interceptions, setting single-season school records for passer efficiency (181.4) and accuracy (68.0%) in the process.

He became the first Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist for the Vols since Erik Ainge in 2006 and capped his season with 437 total yards and five aerial touchdowns in the bowl game. Hooker elected to use a sixth year of eligibility and is a huge reason for the notable optimism in Heupel's second season. - Chattanooga Times Free Press


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  12/14/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker will have an encore. After a standout debut season, Hooker will use his final year of eligibility by returning to the Vols as a super senior in 2022. "Looking forward to many more. Let's run it back," Hooker posted on Twitter on Sunday. Even with coach Josh Heupel signing his first recruiting class Wednesday, Hooker's announcement represents the biggest news for UT's 2022 roster. The Virginia Tech graduate transfer climbed the UT record book in his first season, and he ranks third nationally in passer rating.

Hooker's return means the Vols may not miss a beat in 2022 from their frenetic pace in Heupel's first season, when they ranked ninth in scoring offense (38.8 ppg) and led FBS in plays per minute. And it also stabilizes UT's quarterback situation. Four-star prospect Tayven Jackson plans to sign with UT on Wednesday and enroll in January. He can now learn behind Hooker for one season rather than compete for the starting job with backup Joe Milton or potential transfers. - Knoxville News


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  11/27/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 75 yards to lead Tennessee to a 45-21 season-ending Southeastern Conference victory over Vanderbilt Saturday. Jabari Small rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns as the Volunteers (7-5, 4-4) grabbed bragging rights over their intrastate rival Commodores (2-10, 0-8). Tennessee receiver Cedric Tillman caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns, After taking a hit on an option play, Hooker left the game with 8:03 left in the fourth quarter holding his left hand. He was replaced by Joe Milton.

The Vols and their high-octane offense had their six scoring drives total 11 minutes, 26 seconds time of possession. Commodores quarterback Mike Wright collected 198 passing yards and a TD. Rocko Griffin rushed for 104 yards and a score. Vanderbilt waited until the last play of the first half for its only highlight. Down 24-0, Wright heaved a desperation pass 56 yards and, with three Vols around him, Will Sheppard hauled it in in the end zone. Defensive back Theo Jackson scored Tennessee's first touchdown with a 45-yard interception return. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  11/21/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  All season, Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has stressed maintaining a high competitive level, no matter the opponent. Saturday night, thanks to a 60-14 win over South Alabama, Heupel's players proved they got the message. "They answered my question," Heupel said. "Who are we going to be? We were assignment sound. We took care of business." Hendon Hooker threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Tennessee. The nonconference win gives the Volunteers (6-5) bowl eligibility in Heupel's first season. The Jaguars (5-6) have one more try to reach that level under first-year coach Kane Wommack. "(Bowl eligibility) is important for sure," Heupel said. "Nobody focused on that part of it. We just wanted to continue to grow and compete. Now we have an opportunity to grow and compete in December." Hooker connected on 17 of 20 passes, with touchdowns going to Cedric Tillman (27 yards) and Princeton Fant (24).

Jabari Small rushed for 73 yards and a pair of TDs. Jalen Wright and Len'Neth Whitehead also scored one on the ground. "(We were) hitting on every angle," Hooker said. "We're trying to tire you out tonight." "(Hooker) keeps being aggressive," Heupel said. "He's a competitor." Besides an offense that collected 561 yards, the Vols defense stifled the Jaguars with 1 of 16 in third-down conversions and had 13 tackles for loss. "We did a good job of maxing things out (on defense)," Heupel said. "We had pressure on their quarterback." - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  11/12/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  NOV 8 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee,...Hooker was spectacular in leading Tennessee to a 45-42 high-scoring win at No. 18 Kentucky as he accounted for four touchdowns and 357 yards of total offense...He averaged an incredible 11.52 yards per play. It was the Vols' first ranked win on the road vs. a top 20 opponent since 2006, while the 45 points were Tennessee's most vs. a ranked opponent on the road since Oct. 7, 2006 (51 at No. 10 Georgia)...Hooker finished an efficient 15-of-20 for a career-best 316 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He also added 41 yards on the ground. Hooker fired multiple touchdown passes over 70 yards, becoming the first Vol QB since at least 2000 to achieve the feat in the same game and the only player in the SEC this season to do it in a conference game...Hooker moved into a tie for the national lead in 70+ yard touchdowns on the season with four, while elevating his QB passer rating to 190.01, good for fourth in the nation...He also surpassed Peyton Manning (20 in 1996) for 10th place in Tennessee all-time single-season touchdown passes with 21. - SEC Football

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  11/07/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Even for a team that's embraced a fast pace, Tennessee's efficiency against No. 18 Kentucky was something to behold. Especially the little time Hendon Hooker needed to move the Volunteers up and down the field. Hooker threw a career-high four touchdown passes, including a 6-yard insurance score to Cedric Tillman early in the fourth quarter, and Tennessee held off the Wildcats 45-42 on Saturday night to halt a two-game skid. The Volunteers (5-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) emerged from a bye to strike quickly in a back-and-forth game between border rivals that totaled 1,073 yards combined. They needed just four plays and 37 seconds to score their first two TDs, drove 35 yards in 16 seconds for a go-ahead field goal before halftime, and used only 37 seconds on the way to another go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter.

The Vols were outgained 612-461 and held the ball for just 13:52, but made the most of it before a sellout crowd in hostile territory. Many spectators had barely settled into seats when Hooker tossed his first TD pass to Javonta Payton on the game's first snap. "We scored extremely quickly on some big plays and even when we didn't, we move the ball down into plus-red zone territory and end up fumbling," Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said. "It's just really unique how the game really unfolded." Hooker's final TD to Tillman with 11:40 remaining proved to be the biggest as Kentucky (6-3, 4-3) got within a field goal on Will Levis' 24-yard touchdown toss to Izayah Cummings. The Wildcats got one last chance after Chase McGrath's missed field goal but couldn't take advantage, turning the ball over on downs with 29 seconds left. It was Tennessee's first win over a ranked opponent since 2018, also against Kentucky. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  10/09/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 45-20 Southeastern Conference victory over South Carolina Saturday. The Volunteers (4-2, 2-1) led 35-0 in the second quarter before the Gamecocks (3-3, 0-3) staged a recovery. Vols' running back Tiyon Evans rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown before leaving midway through the third quarter with an injury.

South Carolina's Kevin Harris scored from a yard out to start the fourth quarter. A missed two-point conversion made the score 38-20. Tennessee's offense generated just 25 offensive yards in the third quarter. Len'Neth Whitehead, replacing the injured Evans at running back, scored Tennessee's last TD from two yards. Trailing by 31 midway through the third quarter, South Carolina had fourth-and-9 on the Tennessee 44. Punter Kai Kroeger hit wide-open Payton Mangrum with what turned out to be a scoring pass and a 38-14 difference. A 28-0 first-quarter lead blossomed to 38-7 by halftime. Hooker completed 15 of 20 passes for 217 yards and three scores in the first 30 minutes. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  10/04/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker has played well enough to finally earn the starting quarterback job at Tennessee. Volunteers coach Josh Heupel had left open the issue of who his starter is the past five weeks after initially naming Joe Milton, a redshirt junior transfer from Michigan. But an injury to Milton opened the job up to Hooker, a redshirt senior transfer from Virginia Tech. Hooker's performance in a rout of Missouri last weekend was enough for Heupel to finally be named the starter Monday before the Vols host South Carolina on Saturday. Hooker's ball security helped sway his head coach. He has thrown eight TD passes with no interceptions since taking over as the starter Sept. 18. "As much as anything, it's great comfort and understanding what we're doing, the tempo," Heupel said. "He's really in control of what's going on at the line of scrimmage. He's been really decisive with the football. That comes from him having his eyes in the right place." In the 62-24 rout of Missouri, Hooker completed 15 of 19 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran 15 times for 80 yards and a TD as the Tennessee offense looked the closest yet to the fast-paced attack Heupel wants. Tennessee has averaged 44 points and 507.7 yards a game with Hooker starting. - AP College Football

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  09/18/21 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw three touchdown passes and scored one of his own to lead Tennessee to a 56-0 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday. Hooker, who finished last week's loss to Pittsburgh after Joe Milton went down with an injury, rolled up 199 yards while completing 17 of 25 passes for the Volunteers (2-1). The only negative was a lost fumble in the second quarter. Tennessee Tech (0-3) went through three quarterbacks. The Golden Eagles generated just 179 yards of offense.

With Tennessee leading 49-0 late in the third quarter, Harrison Bailey saw his first action of the season under center. Bailey engineered a fourth-quarter drive, kept it alive with an 8-yard first-down run, then finished off the final two yards for a 56-0 score. The Vols went up 35-0 when Hooker found the end zone from a yard out six minutes into the third quarter. - Tennessee/AP College Football


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  10/31/20 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker was perfect from the air and ran for three scores to lead Virginia Tech to a 42-35 victory over Louisville Saturday. The junior quarterback went 10-of-10 for 183 yards passing to supplement a rushing attack that garnered 283 yards for the Hokies (4-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). He contributed 68 of those yards on the ground. About three hours before kickoff, Louisville (2-5, 1-5) announced nine players would be unavailable for undisclosed reasons. That included leading solo tackler Monty Montgomery, starting free safety Isaiah Hayes and three of the Cardinals top four defensive ends - Yaya Diaby, Tabarius Peterson and Dayna Kinnaird.

The Hokies, who entered Saturday with the nation's third-best rushing offense, came out rolling. They scored three touchdowns on their first four drives, all on Hooker runs, to build a 21-0 lead with 9:28 left in the first half. The Cardinals rallied, and a Javian Hawkins 90-yard scoring run to end the half cut the Hokies lead to just 21-14. The run by Hawkins, who finished with 129 yards on 17 carries, was the third-longest run in Louisville history and the longest since 1971. Virginia Tech would expand the lead on the opening drive of the second half with a Tre Turner 1-yard run capping a 63-yard, seven-play drive. The defense responded by getting a fourth down stop when Chamarri Conner picked off a Malik Cunningham pass at the Hokies 1. The Hokies' Khalil Herbert ran 21 times for 147 yards. His 24-yard TD run with 3:23 left made it 42-28. - Virginia Tech/AP College Football


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  10/17/20 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker ran for a career-high 164 yards and three touchdowns and threw for a score in Virginia Tech's victory over Boston College. Khalil Herbert added 143 yards rushing for the Hokies (3-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They ran for 350 yards in bouncing back from a road loss to North Carolina. Virginia Tech scored off of four of BC's five turnovers to pull away. The Eagles (3-2, 2-2) turned it over three times in the first half alone, with the most damaging coming when quarterback Phil Jurkovec overthrew an open Jaelen Gill deep in Virginia Tech territory. Devin Taylor intercepted the pass for the Hokies, and Hooker's 29-yard touchdown pass to Herbert made it 17-7. Boston College cut it to 17-14 on a touchdown pass from Jurkovec to Hunter Long with 7:11 left in the third quarter, but the Hokies scored the final 24 points – 17 of those off BC turnovers. - Virginia Tech/AP College Football

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  09/30/20 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker could return to the lineup as early as this week. Hooker missed the season-opener after what coach Justin Fuente described as a "little scare" in relation to some medical testing that was done in recent weeks. Hooker was one of the 23 players who were unavailable to play in the opener. "There was a little bit of cause for alarm for further testing," Fuente said. "He hasn't practiced in a little while, but all that came back really well." Fuente didn't offer any new details about what kept Hooker sidelined on Monday during his weekly press conference and wouldn't say how many weeks of practice Hooker missed. The quarterback did speak to the media on Sept. 9.

According to the ACC Network sideline reporter Katie George, Hooker was in quarantine until Friday, but it wasn't clear if he had tested positive for COVID-19. Student-athlete that test positive for the coronavirus are required to undergo EKG and other tests to assess symptoms of Myocarditis and must receive cardiac clearance from Tech chief medical officer Dr. Mark Rogers. "We haven't had him for a while, so he's had a really good fall camp I've been really pleased with," Fuente said on Monday when asked if Hooker was ready to play against Duke. "So I feel the same that I always have." - Roanoke Times


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  07/26/20 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Hendon Hooker, Virginia Tech,...Hooker (6-4, 228), started in eight contests in 2019, earning wins in each of his first six starts under center beginning with a thrilling 42-35 win at Miami. For the season, the redshirt junior had a stellar 165.75 efficiency rating after completing 99 of 162 passes for 1555 yards and 13 TDs. He set the program record for passes to begin a career without an INT with a streak of 124 attempts. A dynamic threat rushing the football, Hooker carried the ball 123 times for 356 yards and found the end zone five times. - Virginia Tech Football

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  06/28/20 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker is back on campus looking to pick up where he left off. The Hokies started voluntary workouts on June 16, but Hooker was one of the players that left campus back in March and wasn't brought back until last week. Before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the sports world upside down, Hooker went into the offseason looking to build on his successful stint as starter. He helped turn Tech's 2019 season around going 6-2 under center with 1,900-plus total yards and 18 touchdowns. Hooker focused his early efforts on further cementing himself as a locker room leader by frequently popping into the weight room to support his teammates before and after his own workout. Tech's strength and conditioning staff split the team up into three groups for the winter offseason conditioning program.

On one particular 'big squat Friday' in February, Hooker worked out in the early morning and was back in the weight room a couple hours later for the afternoon weight-lifting session to cheer on the likes of Maxx Philpott, Austin Cannon, Keshon Artis and Brock Hoffman lift upwards of 600 pounds. When the team parted ways a few weeks later, Hooker returned home to Greensboro where his focus shifted from building camaraderie to staying physically prepared while the team was apart. "He was always comparing what he would be doing back on campus (in a normal year)," Hendon's father Alan said in a phone interview with The Roanoke Times. "He was training hard, he was pushing himself because he was worried he wasn't doing enough. If he was at school he would have coaches constantly pushing him, so he always went a little harder." - Roanoke Times


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  11/23/19 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 25 Virginia Tech to a 28-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Hooker threw touchdown passes to Tre Turner and Damon Hazelton, and Virginia Tech's defense scored on a fumble return, as the Hokies (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) notched their sixth win in their past seven games. "I can't say enough good things about our guys," Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said. "I felt that way about them early in the year, too, though. I really did. I'm enjoying every moment with them. I think they're a special group of young men. They've been through special circumstances and stuck together."

The Virginia Tech win sets up a showdown next weekend with rival Virginia, with the victor claiming the ACC's Coastal Division and an ACC championship game berth on Dec. 7. Pittsburgh (7-4, 4-3) finished with a season-low 177 yards. Kenny Pickett completed 10 of 26 for 103 yards to lead the Panthers. "Disappointing performance, obviously, today," Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi said. "A lot of things I saw -- too many penalties, 0 for 3 on fourth downs ... We don't make any plays. Just a disappointing performance. "I give Virginia Tech a lot of props for what they did out there today. Bud Foster's (Virginia Tech defensive coordinator) defense came to play, I can guarantee you that...It's hard to win when you can't get in the end zone. We had some field position at times, but just didn't do anything with it." - Virginia Tech/AP College Football


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  11/09/19 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker accounted for 311 yards of total offense and ran for a touchdown to help Virginia Tech beat Wake Forest. The Hokies (6-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame a 0-6 halftime deficit, scoring 30 second-half points to beat a ranked team for the first time since last year at then-No. 22 Duke. Deshawn McClease scored touchdowns on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter. His 6-yard touchdown run with 7:02 remaining in the quarter gave the Hokies a 20-17 lead. He had 59 of the Hokies' 228 yards rushing. Hooker completed 15 of 23 for 242 yards and rushed for 69 yards. Jamie Newman completed 16 of 35 passes for 238 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2). Kendall Hinton caught eight passes for 162 yards. - Virginia Tech/AP College Football

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  10/12/19 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker threw three touchdown passes and Virginia Tech fought back feisty Rhode Island for a 34-17 victory Saturday. Hooker hit Damon Hazleton from nine and 37 yards in the first half and Dalton Keene from three yards after the Rams pulled to within 17-14 in the third quarter. The Hooker-to-Hazleton connection almost teamed up for a third first-half score, but Hazleton dropped what looked like a sure 71-yard scoring pass before halftime. His scoring toss to Keene was his fourth to the tight end in the past two games.

Virginia Tech (4-2) won its second in a row, but without showing the firepower that marked a 42-35 victory at Miami a week ago in Hooker's first start. The Hokies were stopped on three consecutive runs after having a first down at the Rams' 5 yard-line on their opening possession, having to settle for a field goal, and need a 75-yard scoring drive early in the final quarter to get some insurance points. - Virginia Tech/AP College Football


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  10/09/19 - QB Hendon HookerrSr/2023, Tennessee, 6-3, 218 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Hendon Hooker should have an easier time in his second start at quarterback for Virginia Tech. Hooker threw three touchdown passes without a turnover as the Hokies blew a 28-point lead before regrouping to beat Miami last week. Now comes a visit from Rhode Island of the FCS for a game that should help Hooker grow even more comfortable in the job. - AP College Football

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