Hyatt Picks Up FWAA First Team All-America Acclaim

DALLAS – After becoming the first Biletnikoff Award winner in program history, Tennessee football wide receiver Jalin Hyatt reeled in Football Writers Association of America First Team All-America honors Friday afternoon.

The recognition marks Hyatt’s second major All-America honor after being named a Walter Camp First Team All-American on Thursday, shortly after his name was called for the Biletnikoff. He is the first Vol to earn first-team All-America accolades from the FWAA since defensive back Eric Berry in 2009 and UT’s first player to earn first-team honors from multiple organizations since Derek Barnett in 2016.

ADVERTISINGThe junior from Irmo, South Carolina, dazzled all year long, finishing the year with five games where he recorded over 100 yards receiving. Similarly, he logged five games with multiple touchdown receptions and had a four-game stretch from LSU to Kentucky where he racked up 11 touchdown scores, a mark that would have ranked tied for fourth in program history had he played no games beyond those four.

For the season, Hyatt amassed 67 catches for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns. He set a single-game record for touchdown receptions with five against then-No. 3 Alabama and the 15 total receiving scores are a single-season program record. His game against the Crimson Tide also saw the speedy receiver rack up 207 yards, the sixth-most in a game in school history, on just six catches, an average of 34.5 yards per reception.

At the close of the regular season, Hyatt ranks second in school history in single-season yards, just 31 behind Robert Meachem’s 1,298-mark set in 2006. He earned the triple crown in the SEC by leading the league in all three major categories (receptions, yards, touchdowns), and demonstrated his explosive nature time and time again, leading the country in catches of 30 or more yards (15), 40 or more yards (11), 50 or more yards (7) and 60 or more yards (5).

The full FWAA All-America Teams can be found below, as well as a list of all postseason honors earned by Vols this year.

Football Writers Association of America All-America Teams

QB Caleb Williams, USC
RB Blake Corum, Michigan
RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
OL Steve Avila, TCU
OL Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
OL John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
OL Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan

DL Jalen Carter, Georgia
DL Calijah Kancey, Pitt
DL Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
DL Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
LB Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
LB Jack Campbell, Iowa
LB Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
DB Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
DB Clark Phillips III, Utah
DB Chris Smith, Georgia
DB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

K Christopher Dunn, N.C. State
P Tory Taylor, Iowa
KR Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
PR Derius Davis, TCU
AP Zach Charbonnet, UCLA

QB Max Duggan, TCU
RB Israel Abanikanda, Pitt
RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
WR Josh Downs, North Carolina
WR Rashee Rice, SMU
TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
OL Joe Alt, Notre Dame
OL Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
OL O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
OL Andrew Vorhees, USC
C Alex Forsyth, Oregon

DL Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
DL Tyler Davis, Clemson
DL Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
DL Mike Morris, Michigan
LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
LB Jason Henderson, Old Dominion
LB Drew Sanders, Arkansas
DB Erick Hallett II, Pitt
DB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
DB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
DB John Torchio, Wisconsin

K Joshua Karty, Stanford
P Bryce Baringer, Michigan State
KR Milan Tucker, App State
PR Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
AP Chase Brown, Illinois

2022 Tennessee Football Postseason Honors

HC Josh Heupel
SEC Coach of the Year – AP

OC Alex Golesh
Frank Broyles Award Finalist

QB Hendon Hooker
Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Finalist
Maxwell Award Finalist
Manning Award Finalist
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist
All-America Second Team –
SEC Offensive Player of the Year – APCoachesUSA Today
All-SEC First Team – APCoachesUSA Today

WR Jalin Hyatt
Biletnikoff Award Winner
All-America First Team – Walter CampFWAAThe
All-SEC First Team – APCoachesUSA Today

TE Jacob Warren
2022 SEC Community Service Team

OL Darnell Wright
All-SEC First Team – APCoachesUSA Today

DE Byron Young
All-SEC First Team – Coaches
All-SEC Second Team – AP

KNOXVILLE, TN – October 22, 2022 – Wide receiver Jalin Hyatt #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the UT-Martin Skyhawks and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Avery Bane/Tennessee Athletics


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