Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker named SEC, Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week

Hendon Hooker had 349 passing and 112 rushing yards in the Vols’ win against the Florida Gators.
WVLT Sports breaks down the numbers of the Vols win against the Florida Gators.
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 4:36 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 5:40 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Hendon Hooker, the quarterback for the University of Tennessee, was named the South Eastern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week and the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

SEC officials announced their pick on Monday, calling Saturday’s historic win over the Florida Gators “perhaps the best game of his career.” The senior had 349 passing and 112 rushing yards in Saturday’s game alone.

In total, he has logged 461 yards of offensive success. After VFL Joshua Dobbs, Hooker is the second player in the program’s history to accumulate 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in the same game.

Hooker is the first UT offensive player to be bestowed the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week award after Dobbs won it in 2016.