Gunnar Hoak - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 12


  • position Quarterback
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 206
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Dublin, Ohio
  • High school Dublin Coffman
2018 – Sophomore
  • Saw action in five games, completing 13 of 26 passes for 167 yards and two scores
  • Was 3-of-8 for 27 yards in the win over Missouri
  • Entered late in the second quarter against Central Michigan for his first collegiate action … Drove the Wildcats to a touchdown on his first possession, capped by a 24-yard scoring strike to David Bouvier … Finished the day 4-of-9 for 50 yards
  • Completed 4 of 5 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown vs. Murray State, the second TD pass of his career
2017 – r-Freshman
  • Practiced with the team
2016 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
  • Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2016
  • Connected on 4-of-5 passes in the 2016 Blue/ White Spring Game for 57 yards and one score
High School
  • Tabbed by ESPN as a four-star prospect, ranking No. 14 among quarterbacks nationally and No. 12 among prospects in Ohio
  • All-Central District Division I special mention in 2015
  • Ranked by Rivals and 247sports as a three-star prospect, as the No. 37 pro-style quarterback in the nation and as the 36th best prospect in Ohio
  • Had 1,798 yards through the air and 14 touchdowns with only six interceptions during his senior season
  • Was named Central District Player of the Year as a junior
  • Threw for 2,584 yards with 30 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a junior, leading the Shamrocks to an 11-1 record
  • Coached by Mark Crabtree at Dublin Coffman, which has produced seven Division I QBs since 2003
  • Crabtree says, “He’s very intelligent about the game of football. He’s got a very good arm, has a lot of nice touch and can throw all the various throws. The exciting thing is he’s only going to get better, too.”
  • Choose UK over Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Kent State, Syracuse and Toledo
  • Born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Son of Frank and Holly Hoak
  • Dad, Frank, uncle Fred Pagac and cousin, Fred Pagac Jr., played football at Ohio State
  • Fred Pagac Sr., is the former linebackers coach for the Denver Broncos
  • Major is agricultural economics
Gunnar Says
  • One word to describe him on the field is “poised” 
  • His sports hero is Peyton Manning because he’s the greatest quarterback of all time
  • Most people don’t know Gunnar is his real name
  • Other than playing football he also enjoys playing basketball and golfing
  • His favorite meal is pizza
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