Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.
Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt officially took home the 2022 Biletnikoff Award for the most outstanding wide receiver in college football on Thursday night.
Surrounded by his coaches, teammates, and family, Hyatt humbly accepted the award as the receiver that led the nation in receiving touchdowns with 15 on the season.
Former Tennessee players flooded in to send their congratulations to the first-ever Biletnikoff winner from the University of Tennessee football program. From Cedric Tillman to Joey Kent, Josh Dobbs to Justin Hunter, and many many more, here is a look at some of the best social media reactions from Thursday night.
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Former/Current Tennessee players
Congratulations to my dawg @jalinhyatt. Hard work pays off!
— Cedric Tillman (@Ctillman04) December 9, 2022
Congrats to the Young King @jalinhyatt. What an accomplishment my brother! #VFL
— Peerless Price (@PeerlessTheVol) December 9, 2022
History made… A Tennessee Legend.
Congratulations and extremely proud of you @jalinhyatt ? https://t.co/dgOZPcWBqo
— Joey Kent (@joeykent) December 9, 2022
Keep shining #[email protected] https://t.co/Svg4ERPwqR
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) December 9, 2022
So proud of you @jalinhyatt. Hardest worker I’ve ever been around – it always pays off! https://t.co/9vNdPNTayL
— Grant Frerking (@GrantFrerking) December 9, 2022
Congratulations! @jalinhyatt Let’s get it! #GBO #VOLS https://t.co/S6LNLl9IHX
— Tee Martin (@coachtee17) December 9, 2022
Former/Current Players on Instagram:
Former Tennessee players congratulating Jalin Hyatt. Photo via Vol_Football Instagram.
From around social media:
Congratulations young boul @jalinhyatt ?? https://t.co/ESNnGt045Y
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 9, 2022
Jalin Hyatt caught 67 passes for 1,267 yards & 15 TDs. He shattered WRU records with 5 touchdowns vs Alabama & 15 TDs in the season.
One of the Vol’s fastest receivers he is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. And he is my Nice List Offensive Player of the Year. pic.twitter.com/HJWI4UyTkk
— ?Santa Vol ???⚾️?? (@Santa_Vol) December 9, 2022
What a time to be a WR for Tennessee @Vol_Football
• 2022 @biletnikoffawrd winner
• 18 individual 100-yd receiving games since 2021 in Heupel era (most in SEC during that span)
• 3 straight NFL Drafts with WR selected and about to be 4 pic.twitter.com/ACyN8Nwr9e
— Bill Martin (@Bill_Martin) December 9, 2022
1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Massive performances in wins over LSU and Alabama. Jalin Hyatt is a worth Biletnikoff winner. https://t.co/vDYEk1lWGk
— Ryan Schumpert (@rschump00) December 9, 2022
#Vols WR Jalin Hyatt wins the Biletnikoff after a very memorable season on Rocky Top.
Won’t soon be forgotten. https://t.co/liiJ9uwRAJ
— Jack Foster (@jackfostermedia) December 9, 2022