Lions’ T.J. Hockenson takes long road from Middle of Nowhere, Iowa, to NFL

ALLEN PARK — Millions of people watched new Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson shake Roger Goodell’s hand on Thursday night at the NFL draft. But there were 4,122 people who were especially proud. Hockenson grew up in Chariton, a small farming town located in southern Iowa. Population: 4,122

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