Hendon Hooker ninth in Week 1 College Wire’s Heisman Poll

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Tennessee (1-0) defeated Ball State (0-1), 59-10, in Week 1.

Redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker completed 18-of-25 passing attempts for 221 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Hooker recorded 12 rushing yards and two touchdowns on five attempts against the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pound signal-caller totaled 2,945 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, three interceptions, 620 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in 2021 at Tennessee.

Following Week 1 games of the 2022 season, College Wire editors voted on the top Heisman Trophy contenders.

Hooker is ranked No. 9 following Week 1 and ahead of playing at No. 14 Pittsburgh (1-0).

Below are the top 10 candidates for the Heisman Trophy following Week 1. Entire voting and points can be viewed here.

Bryce Young, Alabama

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C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

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Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

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Anthony Richardson, Florida

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Stetson Bennett, Georgia

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Caleb Williams, USC

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Bijan Robinson, Texas

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Tank Bigsby, Auburn

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Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

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Jacoby Windmon, Michigan State

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