Wake Forest battled on Oct. 8, 2016 at BB&T Field.
Named the MVP of the Military Bowl ... The Deacons defeated No. 23 Temple 34-26 behind a strong defensive effort ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles ... Added 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, a pass break-up and a quarteback hurry ... Finished the year third on the club with 65 tackles ... Third on the club with 8.5 tackles for loss and fourth with 4.0 sacks ... Recorded two tackles, a half sack and a pass breakup in the season opener against Tulane (Sept.1) ... Added five tackles and a TFL at Duke (Sept. 10) ... Made his first start of the year against Delaware (Sept. 17), recording a tackle and pass breakup ... Finished fourth on the team with five tackles at Indiana (Sept. 24) ... Second on the team with eight tackles, including a half TFL, along with a pass breakup at NC State (Oct. 1) ... Recorded five solo tackles, including a sack, against Syracuse (Oct. 8) ... Tied for second on the team with eight tackles at Florida State (Oct. 15) ... Forced a fumble and made six tackles against Army West Point (Oct. 29) ... Made five tackles against Virginia (Nov. 5), four at Louisville (Nov. 12) and five against Clemson (Nov. 19) ... Tallied a career-high 2.5 TFLs, including 1.5 sacks, against Boston College (Nov. 26).
Missed the first game due to a suspension ... Debuted in Week 2 at Syracuse and was second on the team with seven tackles ... Added a sack and two tackles for loss ... Had a season-high nine tackles at North Carolina (10/17) ... Saw a season-high 72 snaps vs. the Tar Heels.
One of the hardest hitters on the defense ... Played a regular rotation at safety and also called upon as the dime back on third downs ... Finished seventh on the club with 54 tackles ... Posted more tackles than any other non-starter on the defense ... Had five games with six or more tackles including a career-high 10 in the season finale ... Had seven tackles vs. Army and six each vs. Utah State, Louisville and Virginia Tech ... Made his lone start of the season vs. Army at rover ... Played a season-high 84 snaps at Duke ... Received his second varsity letter ... Recorded sacks vs. Gardner-Webb and NC State ... Was eighth on the club with six tackles for loss ... Saw season-high 84 plays in the season finale at Duke.
2013 (True Freshman)
Played in 11 games as a true freshman, sitting out only the season opener ... Finished the year with 13 tackles, including nine solo stops ... Had a 59-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. Duke (Nov. 23) ... Also made four tackles, including three solo, against the Blue Devils ... Made his collegiate debut at Boston College (Sept. 6) ... Made his first career tackle vs. ULM (Sept. 14) ... Had three solo tackles in the win over NC State (Oct. 5) ... Made at least one tackle in each of the final five games of the season ... Key special teams performer, finishing tied for fourth on the team with five special teams tackles on the year.
A 2012 graduate of Greenbrier High School in Evans, Ga. ... Played the 2013 season at the Air Force Prep School in Colorado Springs, Ga. ... Had 95 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and a defensive touchdown in his final season at Greenbrier in 2011 ... Played for coach Brian Smith at Greenbrier ... Recorded 65 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one defensive touchdown in seven games at Air Force Prep in 2012 ... Chose Wake Forest over Ohio ... Signed with the Demon Deacons in June 2013 ... Member of the Drama Club ... Volunteered with the Special Olympics.
Son of Dallas and Tara Hooks ... Born Aug. 25, 1994 in Florence, S.C.