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One-on-One with Amani Hooker

Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Adam Hensley caught up with safety Amani Hooker and asked some of life’s most intriguing questions.

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Iowa strong safety Amani Hooker dives into the end zone after intercepting a pass on Ohio State's first play from scrimmage during Iowa's game against Ohio State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 55 to 24.

Iowa strong safety Amani Hooker dives into the end zone after intercepting a pass on Ohio State's first play from scrimmage during Iowa's game against Ohio State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 55 to 24.

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Iowa strong safety Amani Hooker dives into the end zone after intercepting a pass on Ohio State's first play from scrimmage during Iowa's game against Ohio State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 55 to 24.

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The Daily Iowan: It’s October, so what’s your favorite scary movie?

Amani Hooker: The Conjuring. I don’t like demons or nothing like that, but I like it’s scary.

 

DI: What’s your best Halloween costume?

Hooker: I was a bumblebee when I was like 3 or 4 years old. I was pretty cute.

 

DI: As far as music goes, who do you listen to the most?

Hooker: Drake, Gunna, Lil Baby, and then Chris Brown, and probably Trey Songz.

 

DI: What’s the best tradition in college sports?

Hooker: I think it’s The Wave. I don’t think there’s a better tradition, if I’m

being honest.

 

DI: When you go home on breaks, what’s the best home-cooked meal you can eat?

Hooker: The chicken and rice my mom makes. It’s real good.

 

DI: Does she use a secret ingredient or anything like that?

Hooker: I mean, I think. I don’t know it, but she knows it — everyone likes it.

 

DI: What’s the best vacation spot if you’ve got time off?

Hooker: My bed. My bed at home, back at my mom and dad’s house.

 

DI: If you have to hitch a ride with someone, who’s the worst driver on the team?

Hooker: Devonte Young. He’s kind of reckless. He’s from Maryland, so I don’t think they know how to drive over there.

 

DI: If you weren’t playing football, what sport would you play?

Hooker: I’d play basketball.

 

DI: What position?

Hooker: Point guard.

 

DI: Do you have a certain team you watch in the NBA?

Hooker: No. But if I played with LeBron, that would be pretty cool.

 

DI: What do you think of his move to the Lakers?

Hooker: I think it’s a good move. I think he’s going to be a good fit there.

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Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

Adam Hensley is the current Pregame Editor at the DI, covering football, men’s basketball, and baseball. Formerly the DI Sports Editor, Hensley has been on staff for all four years of his time at the University of Iowa, covering a wide range of sports, including cross-country, track and field, and women’s basketball.

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