Players

Malik Hooker
S #29
Height:
6-2
Weight:
212
Age:
21
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
New Castle, PA
Experience:
R

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the first round (15th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 26 games (13 starts) at Ohio State University at safety where he helped lead the Buckeyes to a 2015 Fiesta Bowl win and a 2016 appearance in the College Football Playoff.
  • Led the nation with three interceptions returned for touchdowns in 2016, ranked second nationally with 181 interception return yards and finished third in the nation in total interceptions with seven.
  • Was named a unanimous First Team All-America choice in 2016 and a Thorpe Award semifinalist, an award given annually to the nation’s top defensive back.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended New Castle (Pa.) High School and played two seasons of football, beginning in 2012, and started both seasons at wide receiver and cornerback.
  • Pushed his 7-3 team to the state playoffs in 2013 and was named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AAA All-State team.
  • Was considered to be a Division I basketball recruit. Won back-to-back league championships his sophomore and junior year, leading his team to a 52-2 record.
  • Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN and the 50th best athlete of his class.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the first round (15th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 26 games (13 starts) at Ohio State University at safety where he helped lead the Buckeyes to a 2015 Fiesta Bowl win and a 2016 appearance in the College Football Playoff.
  • Led the nation with three interceptions returned for touchdowns in 2016, ranked second nationally with 181 interception return yards and finished third in the nation in total interceptions with seven.
  • Was named a unanimous First Team All-America choice in 2016 and a Thorpe Award semifinalist, an award given annually to the nation’s top defensive back.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended New Castle (Pa.) High School and played two seasons of football, beginning in 2012, and started both seasons at wide receiver and cornerback.
  • Pushed his 7-3 team to the state playoffs in 2013 and was named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AAA All-State team.
  • Was considered to be a Division I basketball recruit. Won back-to-back league championships his sophomore and junior year, leading his team to a 52-2 record.
  • Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN and the 50th best athlete of his class.