Hendon Hooker by the numbers passing against Ball State

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Tennessee kicked off its 2022 season Thursday at Neyland Stadium under second-year head coach Josh Heupel.

The Vols defeated Ball State, 59-10, in front of 92,236 in attendance.

Redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker completed 18-of-25 passing attempts for 221 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions against Ball State. He recorded 12 rushing yards and two touchdowns on five attempts.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Hooker is the oldest starting quarterback in Tennessee history (24 years, seven months and 19 days old).

Per the University of Tennessee, prior to Hooker, the oldest starting quarterback in Tennessee history had been Daryl Dickey. Dickey’s last start took place Jan. 1, 1986 in the Sugar Bowl. He was 24 years, six months and 21 days old as Tennessee’s quarterback against the Hurricanes.

Hendon Hooker by the numbers in 2021

Below is Hooker by the numbers passing against Ball State.

Passing on first down: 10-for-12, one touchdown

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Passing on second down: 5-for-8

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Passing on third down: 3-for-5, one touchdown

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Passing on fourth down: 0-for-0

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First start in 2021 compared to first start in 2022

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Hooker made his first start Sept. 18, 2021 against Tennessee Tech. He completed 17-of-25 passing attempts for 199 yards and three touchdowns.

Hooker completed 18-of-25 passing attempts for 221 yards and two touchdowns in his first start during the 2022 campaign.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire