Tennessee Vols quarterback Hendon Hooker is the best passer in the nation under pressure.

And yes, that includes Heisman frontrunner Bryce Young, the Alabama quarterback who has tossed for 3,584 yards this season.

Hooker leads the nation in passer rating under pressure this season according to Pro Football Focus.

Hooker has been a breath of fresh air for Vols fans this season — especially with the program struggling to find consistent quarterback play since losing Josh Dobbs after the 2016 season.

So far this season, Hooker has passed for 2,411 yards, 24 touchdowns, and three interceptions in 11 games (nine starts).

If you extrapolate the numbers from Hooker’s nine starts over a 13 game season (12 regular-season games plus a bowl game), he’d have a stat line of 3,203 yards, 32 touchdowns, and only three interceptions. Hooker would also have 629 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

The passing yard total would be No. 5 all-time in Tennessee history, while the passing touchdowns total would be No. 3 all-time in program history.

It’s safe to say that Vol fans are desperately hoping Hooker returns next season for his final season of eligibility.

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