Meet Hendon Hooker, The Best College Football Player of 2022

Hendon Hooker: The quarterback of Tennessee, in NCAA college football game against Akron
Hendon Hooker: The quarterback of Tennessee, in NCAA college football game against Akron( Source : sandiegouniontribune )

Hendon Hooker is a name heard by football fans around the world in 2022. He is the superstar of Tennessee Volunteers, the football program representing the University of Tennessee (UT).

People now know him as one of the best if not, the best football player of 2022.

With the arrival of Hendon, Tennessee finally won over a long time rival Florida with 38-33 win. In the game against Florida, Tennessee finally broke the 5-game losing streak.

Hendon rushed for five-yard touchdown in the game to take the lead from Florida.

Some FAQs

What is Hendon Hooker's height?

Hendon Hooker is 6 ft 4 in.

How old is Hendon Hooker?

Hendon Hooker is 24 years old as of 2022.

When did Hooker start playing football?

Hooker has played football since he was three.

Five Facts About Hendon Hooker

  • Hendon Hooker comes from a Football Family

Hooker is the son of a Hall-of-Fame enshrined quarterback at North Carolina A&T, Alan Hooker. Hooker grew up playing football. He started playing flag football as early as 3 years old.

Hooker has stated that he fell in love with the game at a very early age.

Hendon Hooker in NCAA college football game, Saturday.
Hendon Hooker in NCAA college football game, Saturday. ( Source : wcjb )

  • Hooker is a Christian

Hooker has said that it was a 'blessing' that he got to be active in church at an early age. He wants to use football to spread the message of Jesus.

Hooker learnt that he can "use the game to spread the message of Jesus Christ" through his dad's influence and mentorship while serving in the youth ministry at their church.

  • Hooker has written a children's book

Hooker, his brother and his cousion have written a children's book. Their goal for the book was to be a positive influence in the kids' lives. The book contains a sports themed alphabet to help the kids learn scripture.

The book is called "The ABCs of Scripture for Atheletes".

A page in Hendon Hooker's
A page in Hendon Hooker's "The ABCs of Scriptures for Atheletes" ( Source : hbcugameday )

  • Hendon Hooker also played basketball for his high shool

Hooker not only played football in his high school career, he also played basket ball. 

With him on the team, the football team had already won two state championships.

Moreover, he scored over 1000 points and named a three-time All-Metro conference selection.

Here's some quick facts about Hooker :

Date of BirthJanuary 13, 1998
Full NameAlan Hendon Hooker
@henhook_112 (instagram)
Socials@henhook2 - twitter
Weight218 lb (99 kg)
Heignt6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
PositionQuarterback
UniversityUniversity of Tennessee
High SchoolJames B. Dudley High School
ClassSenior

Hendon Hooker's Personal Details

We have seen how he is in the game and his relationship with him fellow football players and his coaches.

Now, let's see how Hooker is outside the game.

Hendon Hooker's family (from left to right: Alston, Alan, Wendy and Nile)
Hendon Hooker's family (from left to right: Alston, Alan, Wendy and Nile) ( Source : hbcugameday )

Alan Hendon Hooker was born to Alan and Wendy Hooker in January 13, 1998. HIs father is enshrined in the North Carolina A&T Hall of Fame as a quarterback. Hendon says that his father is the biggest inspiration for him.

He has one brother, Alston and a sister, Nile who has helped hooker in managing his social media presence and his NIL deals.

Hooker has always wanted to be like his dad and followed the career of NFL star.

Hooker's younger brother, Alston also followed in their father's footsteps and is playing as quarterback at North Carolina A&T.


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