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Amani Hooker

Defensive Back

#37

Experience: 2 years

Height: 5-11

Age: 22

Weight: 210 lbs

College: Iowa

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    21
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
    3

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Biography

PRO: The Titans traded up to select Amani Hooker with the 116th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11-inch, 210-pound defender was coveted for his versatility, having played safety, and a hybrid linebacker/cornerback position at Iowa. As a rookie with the Titans, he played in all 16 games and collected 13 tackles, while ranking third on the team with eight special teams tackles.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
• In 2019, Hooker played as a reserve safety in all 16 games as a rookie and collected 13 tackles while ranking third on the team with eight special teams tackles.
• As a junior in 2018, Hooker received the Tatum-Woodson award given to the best defensive back in the Big Ten.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Hooker was named a finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Football in 2015. Yet he had just two FBS scholarship offers. When the in-state university showed hesitancy after multiple workouts, Hooker knew he belonged at Iowa saying, "love who loves me."
• In February 2019, Hooker helped crowdfund about $1,200 for the Park Center high school football program through a Pledge-It campaign raising a dollar amount for every inch of his vertical jump at the NFL Scouting Combine. His 37-inch jump ranked fifth among safeties and equaled money for better equipment at his alma mater.
• Amani's brother, Quinton, played basketball for North Dakota and helped take the team to the NCAA tournament his senior year. Quinton was Minnesota's Mr. Basketball in high school and currently plays basketball professionally in France.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
• The Minneapolis, Minn., native was selected by the Titans in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• During a three-year career at Iowa, played in 36 games with 19 starts and totaled 125 tackles, six interceptions, a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss and nine passes defensed. Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior campaign.
• As a junior (2018), named Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year in the Big Ten. Selected second-team All-America by The Associated Press and USA Today and All-Big Ten by league coaches and media. Selected as Roy Carver Most Valuable Player for the Iowa defense. Started all 13 games and shared the team lead with four interceptions and seven pass break-ups, while ranking second with 65 tackles.
• As a sophomore (2017), saw action in 10 games with six starts and recorded 56 tackles, two interceptions with a touchdown return, and two passes defensed. Named to Associated Press All-Bowl team following his performance in Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.
• As a freshman (2016), saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, recording three solo tackles and one assist.
• Majored in sports and recreation management with a minor in entrepreneurship at Iowa.

PERSONAL: 
• Attended Parker Center (Brooklyn Park, Minn.), High School where he played primarily safety and wide receiver, but also lined up as cornerback, running back, quarterback and linebacker.
• As a senior, was selected Conference MVP, named first-team All-State and was a finalist for "Mr. Football."
• In his final high school campaign, the team captain set the school record for interceptions in a season (11) and helped team post a 9-3 record, while reaching state playoffs.
• Named second-team All-State as a junior and third-team All-State as a sophomore and was selected first-team All-Conference for three straight seasons.
• Also played basketball.
• List of favorites: (TV show) "Naruto"; (movies) "Transformers" series; (musician) Drake; (meal) My mom's chicken and rice; (dessert) My mom's brownies or her scotcheroos; (childhood sports team) Miami Heat because of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James; and (hidden talent) Fortnite.
• Follow Hooker on Twitter at @amaniball.
• Follow Hooker on Instagram at @amanihooker27.
• Born Amani Corvelle Hooker on June 14, 1998 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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