Amani Hooker Expecting to Make an Impact

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Rookie defensive back Amani Hooker’s resume proves he can bolster the Titans secondary in his first season. In three years at the University of Iowa, the Minneapolis native chalked up 125 tackles, six interceptions, one sack and one touchdown. 

During his junior season, Hooker was named the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year and earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors. He was also a member of the All-American Second Team. He said his time at Iowa prepared him for the intensity of the NFL.

“It’s just the coaching staff we have over there. Kirk Ferentz does a great job of making sure guys are just on time, everyone’s doing their responsibilities and we hold a lot of people accountable,” Hooker said.

He also mentioned the Titans secondary mirrors the expectations of his alma matter.

“They have a high standard at Iowa, coming here another DB room, they hold a high standard themselves, so it’s just the high expectations I have for myself to compete at a high level. We got guys that have been in this league a long time, they know what they’re talking about and they’ve seen things I haven’t seen yet, they can help me learn what to expect.”

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