Is T.J. Hockenson vs. Noah Fant the best rookie matchup of 2019?
Kay Adams of "Good Morning Football" discusses this season's matchup between Broncos tight end Noah Fant and Detroit Lions tight end T. J. Hockenson, who both played at Iowa in 2018. Fant vs. Hockenson, she argues, could be the best matchup this season between former teammates.
|11||@Vikings||L 23 - 27||4||60||15||31||0||2||-7||-3.5||-2||0|
|9||Browns||W 24 - 19||3||115||38.3||75||1|
|8||@Colts||L 13 - 15||5||26||5.2||17||0|
|7||Chiefs||L 6 - 30||1||7||7||7||0|
|6||Titans||W 16 - 0||2||16||8||11||0|
|5||@Chargers||W 20 - 13||1||6||6||6||0|
|4||Jaguars||L 24 - 26||2||31||15.5||25||1|
|3||@Packers||L 16 - 27||3||37||12.3||17||0||1||1|
|2||Bears||L 14 - 16||4||33||8.3||24||0|
|1||@Raiders||L 16 - 24||2||29||14.5||20||0||1||-5||-5||-5||0|
WR TE Career
FANT AT A GLANCE:
- A tight end who appeared in 36 games (14) starts at the University of Iowa, totaling 78 receptions for 1,083 yards (13.9 avg.) with 19 touchdowns during his collegiate career (2016-18).
- Recorded the most touchdowns (18) by a tight end in college football between his sophomore and junior seasons.
- Finished his career with the most receiving scores (19) by a tight end in school history—a total that ranks third among Big Ten Conference tight ends for a career.
- Chosen to the All-Big Ten First Team and was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award (nations’ top tight end) as a junior in 2018 after catching 39 passes for 519 yards (13.3 avg.) with seven touchdowns.
- Earned All-Big Ten Third Team honors as a sophomore after finishing with 30 receptions for 494 yards (16.5 avg.) with 11 touchdowns.
- Played 10 games as a true freshman, contributing nine catches for 70 yards (7.8 avg.) with one touchdown.
- Attended Omaha (Neb.) South High School, where he was chosen to the All-Nebraska Team during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
- Selected by the Broncos in the first round (20th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.