Jalin Hyatt officially receives Biletnikoff Award during ceremony

Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt took a brief break from his preparations for the 2023 NFL Draft to officially claim some well-earned hardware from his final season with the Vols.

Joined by head coach Josh Heupel, wide receivers coach Kelsey Pope, his family and others from Tennessee,

 the Biletnikoff Award-winning Hyatt was presented with the trophy during the 2023 Biletnikoff Award Banquet & Celebration in Tallahassee on Saturday night,

a little more than three months after he was named the winner after a brilliant 2022 season.

He edged Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. and Iowa State’s Xavier Hutchinson for the honor as the top pass-catcher in college football.

Hyatt is Tennessee’s first-ever Biletnikoff Award winner and he became the program’s 13th unanimous All-American,

 and first since safety Eric Berry in 2009 and its first consensus All-American wide receiver since Tim McGee in 1985.

The junior had one of the best seasons by a wide receiver in Tennessee history, catching 67 passes for 1,267 yards and a program single-season record 15 touchdowns.

 Hyatt led all Power 5 wideouts in receiving and was tied for the FBS lead in touchdowns after the regular season.

He averaged 18.9 yards per catch and led the nation in catches of 30+ yards (15), 40+ yards (11), 50+ yards (seven) and 60+ yards (five).