Hooker wins an additional trio of weekly honors







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November 14, 2022

Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker added three awards to his long list of weekly accolades for the 2022 campaign, claiming Reese’s Bowl of the Week Senior Offensive Player, the Manning Star of the Week Award and the Davey O’Brien Great Recognition Award 8 List after his performance against Missouri on Saturday.

Also earning SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday afternoon, the volunteer flagger picked up 19 weekly awards over the fall.

Playing his last game at Neyland Stadium, Hooker had 405 total rushing yards and four touchdowns as the Vols finished an unbeaten streak at home with a 66-24 victory over the Tigers. Mizzou entered the game with the nation’s No. 13 total defense (304.1), and Tennessee set a school record with 724 total rushing yards, while the 66 points was also the most ever by the Tennessee. Steals in an SEC game, beating the previous mark of 65 at Vanderbilt on November 26, 1994.

The Greensboro, North Carolina native completed 25 of 35 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns with no picks in the air and added 50 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and several highlight runs, including a 28 yards on a third play in the third quarter. Hooker became the first UT player with 350 or more passing yards, three or more passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in the same game since Tyler Bray accomplished the feat against Cincinnati on Sept. 10, 2011.

Hooker moved to fifth in UT’s 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. Against Missouri, he threw 19-yard, 68-yard, and 2-yard touchdown passes while adding a 14-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Additionally, Hooker moved up to second in the FBS in the QB passer rating at 181.81.

Mid-season first-team All-American and Maxwell Award semi-finalist, Hooker is a two-time Reese’s Bowl Senior Offensive Player of the Week and was recognized as Manning Award Star of the Week and Davey O’Brien Great 8 List member four and five times this season, respectively.

Seeking 10 regular season wins for the first time since 2003, the Vols (9-1, 5-1 SEC) travel to Columbia, South Carolina this weekend to face the Gamecocks (6-4 , 3-4) inside a sold-out Williams-Brice stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN.