TJ Hockenson snags an easy 32-yard TD to put Detroit on the board
Former Iowa Hawkeye and Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson plays like a tight end, but he runs and gets open like a receiver. In the first quarter in a home game versus the Seattle Seahawks, Hockenson got great separation from the defense of the Seahawks for an easy 32-yard touchdown catch.
A touch awkward at the intersection — but a great job by Josh Reynolds to press that route inside and help Hockenson get free. pic.twitter.com/p59vEJp7Ff
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 2, 2022
Through the first 3 games of the 2022 NFL season, Hockenson has been keyed and double-team as opposing defenses know his potential. Hockenson caught 10 receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in the first 3 games of this season.
Last season, he caught 72.6% of his targets by catching 61 receptions on 84 targets for 583 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl in the 2020 NFL season.
In 2018 at Iowa, Hockenson caught 46 receptions for 717 yards and 6 touchdowns.