TJ Hockenson shines in full-time role in Vikings debut

Hawkenson quickly rose to speed and was a big part of the Vikings' game plan.

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Hkkensen played almost every down and was the focal point of the Vikings' offense on Sunday

Caught nine goals and threw his way for 70 yards - easily the most by Minnesota's tight end this season.

He spent a ton of time with Vikings tight end coach Brian Angelicchio and third-string quarterback David Blow during the week

Hockenson took a crash course in Kevin O'Connell's offense and scored his first test on Sunday

Hkkensen took the field in the first game of the game as the lone tight end in 11 personnel

He caught a 19-yard pass over the middle on the Vikings' first third.