9  K'Hadree Hooker
K'Hadree Hooker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kinston

High School:
South Lenoir

Last College:
NC State

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 300

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
SQ


A highly-touted and physically-strong defensive lineman who transferred into the Pirate program after opening his collegiate career at Atlantic Coast Conference member NC State ... Appears to have successfully rebounded from an idle season (transfer rules) and enjoyed a quick acclimation to ECU's 3-4 system during the spring ... Power numbers of note during the strength and conditioning testing period include a 350-pound bench press, a 590-pound back squat, a 308-pound power clean and a unit-best 353-pound push jerk ... Timed at 5.06 in the 40-yard dash and 4.61 in the pro shuttle.

2013: Sat out the fall season in compliance of NCAA transfer rules after arriving from NC State ... Participated on scout team, helping prepare offensive unit on a weekly basis.

2012: Redshirted during true freshman campaign at NC State under former coach Tom O'Brien ... Signed with the Wolfpack program in February.

High School: Played at South Lenoir High School for coach Kevin Wilson ... Named the Kinston Free Press Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a junior in 2010 ... Tabbed All-Kinston Free Press First Team and All-East Central Conference First Team for three-straight years ... Named to the North Carolina 2A All-State team following junior and senior campaigns ... Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN.com ... Played both defensive tackle and defensive end as a senior team captain ... Also experienced action on offense at the tackle and guard positions ... Blocked a combined 10 field goals and extra points ... Had 79 tackles, seven sacks, seven forced fumbles, five blocked kicks and 15 quarterback hurries during his junior season ... Also competed for the track & field team ... Played in the 2011 Shrine Bowl (three tackles) and in the NUC Gridiron Classic ... Rated as the No. 29 defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 19 recruit in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com ... Initially committed to NC State over Clemson ... Also received scholarship offers from Auburn, Arkansas, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Duke and East Carolina.

Personal: Full name is K'Hadree Nahree Hooker ... A communications major who earned ECU Honor Roll status for work in the classroom during the 2014 spring semester.