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One-on-one with Hawkeye tight end T.J. Hockenson

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Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during Iowa's game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during Iowa's game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

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Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during Iowa's game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

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The Daily Iowan: If you could watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?

T.J. Hockenson: Moneyball is pretty good.

 

DI: If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?

Hockenson: Dog. Man’s best friend. I have a dog, and she’s pretty sweet.

 

DI: Who’s got the best nickname on the team?

Hockenson: That’s a tough one. Brady Ross, we call him Butters.

 

DI: If you could build your dream concert lineup, how would that look?

Hockenson: I’m a big country guy, so Kenny Chesney, Johnny Cash, all that stuff is pretty good.

 

DI: “Mo Bamba” — what are your thoughts on the song?

Hockenson: It’s all right. [My teammates] play a lot of it in the locker room. I think I’ve been sick of it since it came out.

 

DI: Let’s say you lock your keys in your car. Which teammate would you call to help you out?

Hockenson: Nate Weiting. He’s a trustworthy guy who will help me.

 

DI: What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Hockenson: “Friends.”

 

DI: What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?

Hockenson: Can I pass? I don’t know; I don’t dream much. I don’t remember my dreams.

 

DI: If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would you eat with?

Hockenson: Teddy Roosevelt. I’m into presidents, politics, I like all that.

 

DI: Do you believe in aliens?

Hockenson: Yes. There’s a lot of stuff out there; there’s got to be something.

 

DI: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Hockenson: I had octopus one time. I thought that was really weird. Down in Florida. I didn’t think it was good.

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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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