The awards come a day both players — as well as senior defensive back Theo Jackson — landed on the Coaches All-SEC Team.
Jones Jr. has earned a plethora of honors the last two days including co-SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and the Reese’s Senior Bowl All-American team.
The senior receiver had a breakout season, totaling 772 receiver yards and six touchdowns. Jones Jr. was elite in the return game, as well. The Alabama native returned 18 kicks for 506 yards and a touchdown and 17 punts for 272 yards.
After a successful super senior season, Jones Jr. will to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in his hometown of Mobile.
Mays improved upon his play in his junior season, playing right tackle exclusively during the 2021 season. The Knoxville native graded out as the Vols’ best offensive lineman according to PFF allowing just one sack and five pressures.
The Georgia transfer missed the regular season finale with an injury and is questionable for the Music City Bowl matchup with Purdue.