K/P - FR - 6-0 -170 - Russellville, Ark. (Russellville HS)
Hocker's powerful right leg helped him earn all-state honors in 2009 at Russellville High School under head coach Jeff Holt. As a senior, he was also named the Defensive Player of the Year by The Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He was ranked as the best kicker in the state of Arkansas by Scout.com. Hocker was selected to play in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association East-West Shrine game. As a senior, he helped Russellville to an 8-3-1 record and kicked a school record 15 field goals. All but three of his 61 kickoffs reached the end zone for a touchback, resulting in opponents starting from their 20-yard line a little more than 95 percent of the time. In addition, more than half his kickoffs went through the end zone. He finished the season with a 45-yard average on 35 punt attempts. He averaged more than 45 yards in seven games and 14 of his punts were downed inside the 20. He kicked four field goals in a 26-26 tie at Fayetteville on Sept. 18, including a school record 52-yarder. One of his most memorable performances in 2009 came on Oct. 9 in a 14-3 victory at then unbeaten Bryant when he punted five times for an average of 41.8 yards and three were downed inside the 20-yard line, highlighted by a 62-yarder. As a junior, he averaged 38 yards per punt. He selected Arkansas over Hawaii, Arkansas State, Memphis and North Carolina.