Jalin Hyatt Outpacing Six SEC Teams in Receiving Touchdowns

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    Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

    Jalin Hyatt has found the endzone a dozen times through the first seven games of the season so far.

    Led by a jaw-dropping five-touchdown performance against Alabama in mid-October, Hyatt has certainly established himself as one of the top playmakers on Tennessee’s team and one of the top endzone threats around the country.

    Tip of the cap to Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara for uncovering a pretty incredible stat regarding the first half of Hyatt’s season. Jalin Hyatt currently has more touchdown receptions than six SEC teams have receiving touchdowns in total.

    Hyatt is outpacing No. 1 Georgia, preseason-Top 10 Texas A&M, three SEC East foes, and Auburn.

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    Hyatt began the season with three touchdown receptions in the Vols’ first four games. However, in the absence of Cedric Tillman due to injury, Hyatt has really stepped up to the challenge with nine touchdowns in Tennessee’s last three games.

    Hyatt’s 12 touchdown receptions also lead all wide receivers across FBS football and are two more than Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. at 10 touchdown catches.

    Jalin Hyatt has been all over the place this season – not just the endzone. Hyatt is even showing up all over the Twitter timeline of NFL legend Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.

    SEC Passing/Receiving Touchdowns (Through Week Eight)

    No. 3 Tennessee: 23

    No. 6 Alabama: 23

    Mississippi State: 23

    Arkansas: 15

    Vanderbilt: 15

    No. 19 Kentucky: 15

    Ole Miss: 13

    No. 18 LSU: 13


    No. 1 Georgia: 11

    Texas A&M: 9

    Florida: 7

    No. 25 South Carolina: 7

    Missouri: 6

    Auburn: 5

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.