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Hooker wins Manning Award Star of the Week and Davey O’Brien Great 8 Recognition







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October 17, 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN – After a masterful performance leading the third-place Tennessee Volunteers to a win over Alabama on the third Saturday in October, Hendon Hooker reclaimed Manning Award Star of the Week and Davey O’Brien Great 8 honors just three weeks after earning recognition for both awards following a stellar outing against Florida.

Hooker’s display against the Crimson Tide marked a career day for the senior redshirt signalman. He posted a new career high in passing yards with 385 against Alabama’s strong defense. He also completed the longest pass of his college career, a 78-yard beauty to Jalin Hyatt early in the fourth quarter, and tied his career-best total for touchdowns with five, matching his performance at the 2021 TransPerfect Music City Bowl a season ago.

Midway through the season, the volunteer flagman had 1,817 yards on 119 of 170 passes (70 percent). He completed 15 touchdown passes and threw just one interception, bringing his Tennessee career total to 46 overhead scores, which ranks him sixth in program history.

His impact isn’t just felt in the passing game, as the shrewd quarterback has rushed for 287 yards on 59 carries (an average of 4.9 yards per attempt) and found himself down in the zone three times. goals.

In total, the Greensboro, North Carolina native has 2,104 total offensive yards for an average of 350.67 yards per game, which ranks first in the Southeastern Conference in total offense and seventh in total offense. National level. The veteran Vols frontman also leads the SEC in passing efficiency at 187.72, a number that ranks second in the nation and is joined by his 10.69 yards per attempt, which is second-best in the nation. and lead the conference.

This season, Hooker has won 11 different weekly awards. He’s a three-time member of the Davey O’Brien Great 8 List, adding an appearance on the list after a good day at Pitt to accompany his Florida outing. Hooker was also named Manning Award Quarterback of the Week on September 29 by the Allstate Sugar Bowl after being the most voted quarterback after the game against Florida.

Hooker and the Vols return to the grill on Saturday, October 22 at noon ET to take on UT Martin inside Neyland Stadium on the SEC Network. Tickets for the Homecoming game against the Skyhawks are available in limited quantities on AllVols.com. In addition, season passes for the 2023 campaign are on sale now at AllVols.com.