Strong Value? Hendon Hooker’s Heisman Odds in 2022

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    Hendon Hoooker is ready to lead Tennessee in his second and final year in Knoxville.

    After spending his first three collegiate years at Virginia Tech, the Greensboro, N.C. native transferred to Tennessee to pair up with brand new head coach Josh Heupel. Hooker began the year as a backup quarterback for Tennessee but did replace an injured Joe Milton III against Pittsburgh. From that point on, Hooker would become Tennessee’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.

    Hooker finished his debut season in Knoxville with 2,945 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, and only three interceptions.

    Earlier this week, FanDuel Sportsbook released an update to their Heisman Trophy odds heading into next season. While Hendon Hooker did not make the Top 12, the Tennessee quarterback was labeled as one of the top value picks from That SEC Podcast’s Michael Bratton on Twitter.

    Hendon Hooker’s odds from FanDuel come in at 60-1/+6000.

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    According to FanDuel’s odds, Hooker is tied for the fifth-highest odds among SEC players. Leading the way for the SEC are Alabama’s Bryce Young (4/1), Ole Miss’ Jaxson Dart (30/1), South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler (50/1), and Kentucky’s Will Levis (50/1). In addition, Hooker is tied with Alabama WR Jahmyr Gibbs, Florida QB Anthony Richardson, and Alabama LB Will Anderson at 60/1.

    The updated Early Top 12 Heisman odds from FanDuel are as follows:

    1. Ohio State QB – CJ Stroud +200
    2. Alabama QB – Bryce Young +400
    3. USC QB – Caleb Williams +1200
    4. Clemson QB – DJ Uiagalelei +3000
    5. Miami QB – Tyler Van Dyke +3000
    6. Ole Miss QB – Jaxson Dart +3000
    7. Texas QB – Quinn Ewers +4000
    8. Pittsburgh QB – Kedon Slovis +4000
    9. Oklahoma QB – Dillon Gabriel +4000
    10. South Carolina QB – Spencer Rattler +5000
    11. Texas RB – Bijan Robinson +5000
    12. Kentucky QB – Will Levis +5000
    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.