2012: Served as one of the Bobcats' top nickel backs... Appeared in 11 games and made three starts... Made two tackles (one solo) during Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1... In his first start of the season against Buffalo (Oct. 6), he registered eight tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble... Tallied nine tackles the following week against Akron (Oct. 13) and recorded his first pass breakup on the year... Closed out the year with three solo tackles in the Bobcats' 45-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe in the Independence Bowl (Dec. 28).
2011: Played 11 games during the 2011 season ... Made 18 total tackles, eight of which were unassisted ... Registered 0.5 tackles for loss, accumulating two yards ... Recorded at least one tackle in nine separate games ... Made a season-high five tackles at Akron on Oct. 22.
Prior to Ohio: Played wide receiver and defensive back in high school ... First-team All Ohio and all-district as a senior, while earning all-league honors the last two seasons ... Caught 34 passes for 651 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, while carrying the ball 24 times for 138 yards and one score ... Lettered four years in both football and track.
Personal:Majoring in Psychology ... Is the son of Timothy and Elonda Hooks ... Born Oct. 15, 1991 ... Has one brother, Timothy and one sister, D'Shawna ... Enjoys fishing and training dogs ... Cousin of Antonio Pittman, a former Ohio State football standout.