Hendon Hooker
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hooker enters 2020 as a feast or famine option, seemingly stuck between taking a giant step forward or possibly losing his starting job. At his best, he's arguably the best dual threat quarterback in the ACC, running at least 10 times in all but one start last year while accumulating 18 total touchdowns in eight games. But whether it's a lack of confidence from his coaching staff or poor decision making, Hooker was often left to dink and dunk, forcing the ball downfield only when the scoreboard necessitated. He completed a mere 98 passes once assuming his starting role, and any early season struggles will likely lead to extended chances for Oregon transfer Braxton Burmeister or Quincy Patterson. The ceiling for Hooker could be 3,000+ total yards and 20+ touchdowns, but the floor could be he's replaced before October, which makes him a lottery ticket QB3 in larger formats on draft day. Read Past Outlooks
Likely to start but may cede snaps
September 9, 2020
Coach Justin Fuente said Tuesday that Hooker would start if the season began this week but added that Braxton Burmeister would play, too, Andy Bitter of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Hooker has the inside track at starting for the Hokies after his impressive audition down the stretch last season when he racked up 18 total touchdowns in his final eight games. However, Burmeister -- an Oregon transfer -- has apparently showed well enough in practice to earn some reps in-game. Hooker stands to start the season opener against Virginia on Sept. 19 but if Burmeister does see some snaps, it lowers Hooker's ceiling.
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Splitting reps in practice
August 25, 2020
Hooker was sharing reps with Braxton Burmeister and Quincy Patterson at the end of fall camp, Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
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Two TD passes to close season
January 1, 2020
Hooker completed 12 of 22 passes for a season-low 110 yards and two touchdowns in Tuesday's Belk Bowl against Kentucky, adding 50 yards on 12 rushes.
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Career-high 311 yards Friday
November 29, 2019
Hooker completed 18-of-30 passes for a career-high 311 yards and a touchdown Friday against Virginia, adding 44 yards and a score on 21 rushes.
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Three touchdowns at Georgia Tech
November 17, 2019
Hooker completed 9-of-13 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown Saturday at Georgia Tech, adding two touchdowns and 10 yards on seven rushes.
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Touchdown run in return to action
November 10, 2019
Hooker completed 15-of-23 passes for 242 yards Saturday against Wake Forest, adding 69 yards and a touchdown on 15 rushes.
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