TJ Hockenson Bio: NFL Draft, Net Worth, Injury, Pro Bowl

TJ Hockenson is a professional football player who plays in the National Football League.

Following his draft in 2019, he currently plays for the NFL team Detroit Lions. The footballer serves as a tight-end for the Lions.

Besides that, he played collegiate football at the University of Iowa with the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The athlete is an exceptional football player and has received several honors and awards for his skills.

In his junior year, TJ won the John Mackey Award. It is awarded to the most outstanding tight end in college football.

Touchdown Club of Columbus also presented him with Ozzie Newsome Award for his contribution to college football.

Lions Tight End TJ Hockenson
NFL Player TJ Hockenson

Moreover, the former Hawkeye was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in his second NFL year. Hockenson has already shown the Detroit team his true potential. He gets better with every game.

Although he suffered a serious injury in his first season with the Lions, he came back bigger and better. In the 2020 season, he caught a touchdown leading to Detroit’s third win that season.

Before getting into details about the former Hawkeye’s life and career, here are some quick facts about him.

Quick Facts

Full NameThomas James Hockenson 
Birth DateJuly 3, 1997
Birth PlaceChariton, Iowa, the United States
Nick NameT.J., Hock
EducationChariton High School
Father’s NameTod Hockenson
Mother’s NameTeri Hockenson
SiblingsThree; Matt, Andy, Kelsey
Age25 Years Old
Height6 feet 5 inches
Weight250 lb (113 kg)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlue
ProfessionNFL Player
Current TeamDetroit Lions
Active Years2019 – Present
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendCarley Arnold
Net Worth$14 million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

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