Hendon Hooker launches third season of ‘The Slice’ podcast









Soccer
February 28, 2022

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee’s record-breaking quarterback Hendon Hooker returns for its final college season this fall and kicks off the third season of “The Slice,” Tennessee’s official football podcast.

“The Slice” is available on Apple podcast and Spotify (search for The Slice). VFL Movies’ Kasey Funderburg conducts the in-depth interview, while Travis Dean produced the episode.

Hooker is entering his sixth and final season as one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in all of college football. The son of a North Carolina A&T Hall of Fame caller, Hooker says he grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and played football as a four-year-old at the local YMCA.

“Either we clean the house or we do something to improve our craft,” he said. “My brother and I were always playing basketball or football. Once they saw that we were attracted to our professions, they (my parents) always pushed to be better and better.”

Hooker earned his undergraduate degree in public relations from Virginia Tech in 2020 before transferring to Tennessee. He made an immediate impact in his first season, taking over the starting role in Week 3 and never looking back.

Hooker set single-season school records in completion percentage (68.0) and passer rating (181.4), while finishing fourth in school history in total offense ( 3,565). In the process, he became Tennessee’s first Davey O’Brien Award semi-finalist since 2006. He had a 12-game touchdown passing streak through 2022, which is the third-longest streak in the league. school history.

Off the court, Hooker co-authored a children’s scripture book called “The ABCs of Scripture for Athletes” with his brother, Alston, who plays at North Carolina A&T.

Hooker and the volunteers begin spring training March 22.

Existing season ticket holders can renew their tickets for the 2022 football campaign now by visiting AllVols.com. The renewal deadline is May 1. Fans wishing to purchase new subscriptions can also do so at AllVols.com or by contacting the UT Athletic box office at (865) 946-7000.