2004: Played in all 11 games with 10 starts at tight end. Recorded nine catches for 78 yards. Had a season-high three catches for 29 yards against Army (11/13). Recorded his lone touchdown grab of the season with a nine-yard reception in the win over TCU (11/27).
2003: Redshirted the season after injuring his knee during the preseason.
2002: Tulane's top tight end for the second straight season. Caught 11 passes for 95 yards but was used primarily in a blocking role in 2002. Started seven games. Had his most productive day versus UAB (10/19) with three catches for 29 yards. Followed that with a pair of catches for seven yards and a touchdown versus Navy (10/26). Scored from two-yards out just before halftime to give Tulane a 30-20 lead. Made catches in seven games. Had a career-long 20-yard grab in the bowl game against Hawai'i (12/25). Added a nine-yard catch in the Memphis contest (9/21) and an eight-yarder against Army (11/16).
2001: Earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News after playing in all 12 games as the number one tight end for the Green Wave. Selected to the C-USA All-Freshmen Team. Caught passes in nine games, including a career-best five catches for 50 yards against Cincinnati (10/6). Also had his first career TD reception in the Cincy game, a 13-yard grab in the first quarter. His 15 catches were the most by a Tulane tight end since 1996 when Jerald Sowell totalled 26 catches. Had three kickoff returns for 21 yards on the year, including a long of 12 against East Carolina (9/8).
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time first-team all-district tight end out of Taylor High in Katy, playing for Coach Bill Lane. Earned all-district honors in both 1999 and 2000. Led the team and district with 28 catches for 388 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. Caught 18 passes for 305 yards and a pair of scores his junior year. Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track. An honorable mention all-district selection in basketball. Houston area finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
PERSONAL: Robert Charles Hoover. Born November 11, 1982. The son of Don and Martha Hoover. Earned the Outstanding Student and Citizenship Awards for Katy High. Majoring in legal studies.
Hoover's Career Receiving Stats
|Year ||G-GS ||Rec. ||Yards ||Avg. ||TD ||LP|
|2001 ||12-3 ||15 ||137 ||9.1 ||1 ||17/Cincinnati|
|2002 ||13-7 ||11 ||95 ||8.6 ||1 ||20/Hawai'i|
|2004 ||11-10 ||9 ||78 ||8.7 ||1 ||13/Houston|
|Career ||36-20 ||35 ||310 ||8.6 ||3 ||20/Hawai'i|