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GET TO KNOW: Tight end T.J. Hockenson


Hockenson: Hockenson is my last name so people call me Hock. That's about it.


Hockenson: Chariton, Iowa.

If a Lions fan were to come to your hometown, the first place you would take them is ... ?

Hockenson: Piper's Candy. They ship candy all over the world, so that's probably the coolest place there.

College major?

Hockenson: Business management.

Favorite TV show?

Hockenson: Friends.

Favorite movie?

Hockenson: The Lion King

Favorite emoji?

Hockenson: The crying laughing face.

Favorite meal?

Hockenson: Steak and sweet potato.

What would your entrance music be?

Hockenson: Made in America. That's what I walked out to at the Draft.

If you weren't playing football, what would you be doing?

Hockenson: I think I would have to find a new passion. I would probably be hunting a lot.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Hockenson: To fly. That would be sweet.

If you could play any other NFL position, what would you play?

Hockenson: Quarterback. You have to know the entire thing. At tight end, you have to know a lot, but just taking it one more step. You have to know everything.

Favorite place to travel?

Hockenson: Florida. Disney World in Orlando.

One person you'd like to meet?

Hockenson: Johnny Cash.

Favorite athlete of all time?

Hockenson: Tony Moeaki and Dallas Clark.

Favorite thing about Detroit so far?

Hockenson: Just the city and how passionate the people are. You go somewhere and everyone knows who you are. They are really passionate about the Detroit Lions, which is cool.