LSU Gold
Kentwood, La.
High School
Kentwood HS
  • 2002 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
  • 2002 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. South Carolina)

Played in 46 games with 31 starts … Recorded 114 career tackles with seven interceptions, including five in 2002 … Second Team All-SEC pick as a defensive back in 2002.

Emerged as one of the top defensive backs in the SEC as a senior in 2002 … Three-year starter at cornerback for the Tigers … Has 32 career starts at left cornerback for LSU … Led the SEC with 17 pass breakups and ranked second in the league with five interceptions … Finished with 33 tackles … Added one quarterback hurry, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week following a two-interception performance in win over South Carolina … Returned one interception vs. the Gamecocks 10 yards for a TD … Had seven tackles vs. South Carolina, a season-high … Intercepted critical pass on the 3-yard line in the fourth quarter vs. Ole Miss … Had streak of 21 straight starts snapped against Kentucky … Played but did not start vs. Kentucky due to a severe ankle injury … Returned to the lineup the following week against Alabama … Other interceptions came against Alabama and Mississippi State.

Starter in all 13 games at right cornerback … Finished regular season with 55 tackles, two of which went for losses … Had one defended pass vs. Illinois in the Sugar Bowl … Recorded four tackles and forced one fumble in win over Tennessee in SEC Championship game … Had five tackles, one interception and two PBU’s in win over Auburn that clinched the SEC Western Division title … Led team with 12 PBU’s … Had season-best nine tackles in win over Miss. State.

Started first seven games of the season for the Tigers at right cornerback … In all, played in 11 of LSU’s 12 games … Finished with 24 tackles (17 solo) … Had one tackle for loss … Came up with the first interception of his career in the Tigers’ victory over Alabama … Posted a career-high six tackles against Houston, including five solos … Notched five tackles in the Tigers’ victory over Tennessee … Credited with one forced fumble and three passes broken up … Had one forced fumble and broke up one pass in win over Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl.

Was relied on during the season to provide depth for the Tigers’ secondary when injuries and attrition hit late in the year … Played in every game, either in the Tiger secondary or on special teams … A key player on special teams … Recorded only one tackle on the season against North Texas.

Three-time Class 1A All-State selection … 6-1A All-District selection … Ranked No. 63 on The Sporting News Top 100 … Member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100, The Advocate’s Super Dozen, the Times Picayune Top 20 Blue Chip List, Tiger Rag’s Dirty Dozen, Purple & Gold’s Great Eight, Louisiana Football Magazine’s All-Louisiana Team … Had three interceptions and one fumble recovery as a senior … On offense, had 23 receptions for 459 yards with four TDs … On special teams, returned two punts for TDs … Helped lead Kentwood to 1A state titles in 1997 and 1998 … State champion in long jump as a sophomore and junior and state runner-up in the hurdles as a junior … Coached in high school by David Currier.

Full name is Demetrius Marquis Hookfin … Born on Sept. 15, 1979, in Independence, La. … Mother is Elizabeth Hookfin … Has four siblings – Terrel, Quentin, Tiffany, Keron … Majoring in general studies.

Demetrius Hookfin’s Career Defensive Stats

Year Class G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
1999 Fr. 11-0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2000 So. 10-7 17 7 24 1-5 0 1-0
2001 Jr. 12-12 42 13 55 2-2 0 1-13
2002 Sr. 13-12 26 8 34 0 0 5-104
TOTALS 46-31 86 28 114 3-7 0 7-117
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