Hendon Hooker(Dudley HS) sees his season and Tennessee Volunteers career come to and end, due to knee injury

Extent of Hendon Hooker’s knee injury revealed
from Larry Brown Sports with Steve DelVecchio, and from www.yardbarker.com

Any chance Tennessee had of making the College Football Playoff evaporated with their blowout loss to South Carolina on Saturday, and things went from bad to worse for the Volunteers when their fears about quarterback Hendon Hooker’s knee injury were realized.

Hooker hurt his knee in the fourth quarter of Tennessee’s 63-38 loss. The school announced on Sunday that he suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

That means Hooker has played his last game for the Vols, as he will now focus on rehabbing and preparing for next year’s NFL Draft.

Hooker, who was at one point a Heisman Trophy hopeful, finishes his season with 3,135 yards, 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Virginia Tech transfer added another 430 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

Hooker led Tennessee to an upset win over Alabama — ranked No. 3 in the nation at the time — earlier this season. He threw for 385 yards, 5 touchdowns and an interception in the thrilling 52-49 victory. Hooker recently signed a great NIL deal and should still have a bright future ahead.

1 Comment

  • Mike Mc says:

    Heartbroken for Hendon and his season ending injury. It’s easy to root for a fine young man who does it the right way with humility and class. He’s been a champion in football, but more importantly, he’s been a champion in life.

    Sadness is quickly replaced by all the wonderful memories of his exploits on the gridiron. He won state championships at Dudley HS, grew up at VT, and returned UT to national prominence. The road wasn’t always easy, but Hendon kept his chin up and he persevered. It’s an understatement to say he’s a role model for hard work and dedication.

    Just like he has done countless times before, Hendon will confront this roadblock head on and go back to work. He will keep smiling and come back better and stronger. And, he will continue to inspire us along the way.

    Rooting for you Hendo Cinco and anxious to watch your next chapter unfold…

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