Updated Heisman Trophy Odds for Hendon Hooker

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    With the return of quarterback Hendon Hooker, the Tennessee Football team will be bringing back the key to their 2021 offense in 2022. In his first year at Tennessee, Hooker was terrific in commanding the Tennessee offense at the pace that head coach Josh Heupel wanted to push. And now, heading into his second and final year in Knoxville, the expectations will be even higher for Hooker and company.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Caesars Sportsbook released debut Heisman Trophy odds for the 2022 season.

    According to Caesars via Mike Bratton on Twitter, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker has the seventh-best Heisman Trophy odds from the SEC. Hooker’s odds, according to the site, are sitting right at 60/1.

    Among SEC competition, Hooker is behind Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler, Alabama defensive lineman Will Anderson, Texas A&M quarterback Max Johnson, and Florida teammates Anthony Richardson and Jack Miller.

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    In December, Sports Betting AG also released their early Heisman Trophy odds. At the time, Hooker was given odds of 40-1, which was good for No. 23 among all college football players.

    In his first season in Knoxville, paired up with head coach Josh Heupel, the duo led Tennessee to a Top 10 offense nationally, setting/tying several Tennessee records along the way. Hendon Hooker threw for 2,945 yards and 31 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Additionally, Hooker ran for 620 yards and put in five touchdowns on the ground.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.