“TJ Hockenson Named Tight End University Heavyweight Champ, Comes With A Kicka** Belt”: Lions TE Shines At George Kittle’s Tight End University

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published 29/06/2021

TJ Hockenson and several other tight ends took part in Tight End University this week, and Hockenson walked away with the heavyweight champ.

George Kittle founded Tight End University to help position players from across the country learn from some of the game’s greatest. Hockenson is an emerging star at the tight end position in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl in his second year last season.

Players across the league like Robert Tonyan, Darren Waller, Atlanta’s fourth overall pick Kyle Pitts, Noah Fant all participated in the camp. Hockenson’s strong showing in the 2020-21 NFL season carried over to Tight End University. He walked away as the ‘Heavyweight Champ’ carrying a pretty cool looking belt:

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TJ Hockenson Named Heavyweight Champion As George Kittle Looks To Raise The Respect For Tight Ends In The League

Hockenson was pretty pumped about winning the heavyweight champ at TEU. He took to Instagram to celebrate his achievement:


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George Kittle must be thrilled to see young players like Hockenson reacting in such a way. Kittle’s entire purpose of creating this university was to help younger athletes to learn from some of the game’s best. He wanted to create a space where tight ends from across the league could come together and share their secrets and tricks.

Even retired pro Greg Olsen was on the scene, helping players build their technique.

For Kittle and all the other tight ends, the learning process is the biggest factor when it comes to this university.

“We’re sharing our strategy, our mindset with guys. How do you flip the switch? All it’s doing is giving the opportunity for the tight end position to take a step forward.”

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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