Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker, Cedric Tillman and Trevon Flowers will accompany Josh Heupel to the SEC Media Days next week in Atlanta.
The Vols will take the stage at the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 21— the final day of the 2022 media days. Tennessee accompanies Auburn and Texas A&M and will be the second team on the stage on the day.
Hooker and Tillman were obvious candidates to join Heupel in Atlanta after breakout seasons a year ago.
Hooker had a career senior season after transferring from Virginia Tech. The dual-threat quarterback threw for 2,945 yards, 31 touchdowns and just three interceptions while posting one of the nation’s best QBRs. Hooker added 620 yards and five touchdowns on the ground before deciding to return to Knoxville for his super-senior season.
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After catching just eight passes for 124 yards in his first three seasons in Knoxville, Tillman broke out in a major way in his redshirt-junior season.
The Las Vegas native became the first Tennessee receiver to eclipse 1,000 yards since Justin Hunter in 2012, catching 64 passes for 1,081 yards and 12 touchdowns. Tillman started the season slow, tallying 78 yards in the first three games before posting over 100 yards in five of the final six games.
Flowers started at safety for the Vols as a senior, tallying 82 tackles, one sack and an interception. After missing the bulk of his freshman and sophomore seasons due to injury, Flowers decided to return to Tennessee for his super-senior season.
Heupel and the rest of the Vols’ coaching staff praised Flowers’ growth and maturity during spring practice.
Tennessee’s head coach takes the main stage in Atlanta at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday. The trio of Vols athletes will talk to the media at 11:25 ET.