Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker Ranks Top 15 in Latest Heisman Odds

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    The latest 2022-2023 Heisman Trophy betting odds list from Circa Sports was officially released online Thursday afternoon. Out of the 136 total players listed, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker does hold a spot in the Top 15.

    In addition to Hooker, Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt is also present on the list.

    According to Circa Sports, Hendon Hooker currently has the 12th best odds at +5000. The list, however, does not contain ties. Despite coming in at No. 12, Hooker is behind Florida QB Anthony Richardson at No. 10 and Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel at No. 11, who are also both sitting at +5000.

    Regardless, Hooker still boasts one of the best Heisman Trophy odds heading into the 2022-2023 football season.

    Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt is also on Circa Sports’ list and comes in at the No. 91 spot with +25000 odds. While Hyatt is expected to receive a much bigger share of responsibilities this season compared to last, it is odd not to see Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman on the list. Tillman was Hooker’s top receiver by the end of the season and had firmly established himself as one of the SEC’s most dangerous receiving threats – especially paired up with Hooker and Josh Heupel.

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    The Top 15 Heisman Trophy odds from Circa Sports are as follows:

    1. Bryce Young – QB – Alabama
    2. CJ Shroud – QB – Ohio State
    3. Caleb Williams – QB – USC
    4. Bijan Robinson – RB – Texas +2500
    5. Will Anderson – LB – Alabama +3000
    6. Quinn Ewers – QB – Texas +3500
    7. Jaxson Dart – QB – Ole Miss +3700
    8. TreVeyon Henderson – RB – Ohio State +4100
    9. Tyler Van Dyke – QB – Miami (FL) +4500
    10. Anthony Richardson – QB – Florida +5000
    11. Dillon Gabriel – QB – Oklahoma +5000
    12. Hendon Hooker – QB – Tennessee +5000
    13. Jaxon Smith-Njigma – WR – Ohio State +5000
    14. Max Johnson – QB – Texas A&M +5300
    15. Cade Klubnik – QB – Clemson +6000

    Hooker finished his debut season in Knoxville with 2,945 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, and only three interceptions. Additionally, the Tennessee quarterback ended the year with the SEC’s No. 1 ranking in Quarterback Rating (QBR), the fourth-most passing yards, and the second-highest completion percentage among all-conference quarterbacks.

    Back in February, Fox Sports’ RJ Young listed out his 2022 Heisman Sleepers, with Hendon Hooker at the No. 1 spot.

    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.