Heupel, Three volumes to represent Tennessee at #SECMD22 in Atlanta next week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— With less than three weeks until preseason camp begins, Tennessee football will be well represented with its head coach at SEC Football Media Day in Atlanta Josh Heupelquarterback Hendon hookerdefensive back Trevon flowers and wide receiver Cedric Tillmann The focus is on Thursday, July 21st.

The four-day event begins Monday and will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame and the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta. SEC Network will have full coverage.

Heupel, who won more regular season games than any new Power Five coach last fall, is leading a Tennessee team that is returning 62 letter winners and 15 starters. The three senior student-athletes representing the Volunteers have played a total of 111 games from 66 starts throughout their collegiate careers.

Hooker, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, is entering his sixth and final season of college as one of the best signal callers in all of college football. Hooker, the holder of single-season school records for completion percentage (68.0) and passing efficiency (181.4), became Tennessee’s first Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist since 2006 after totaling 3,561 yards of offense and 36 touchdowns . Off the field, he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications and is the author of his own book, The ABC’s of Athlete’s Writing.

Flowers will show up in his hometown. The Atlanta native is serving the Vols as a safety starter for the third straight season. A locker room leader, he has appeared in 35 games from 25 starts and has 170 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups. He ranked sixth among SEC defenders a year ago with 82 tackles.

Tillman is the top returning wide receiver in the SEC and a Biletnikoff Award nominee. He owns the school record for consecutive games with a touchdown catch with seven, a streak that continues into the fall. He finished his junior redshirt season with 64 catches for 1,081 yards and 12 touchdowns. In the annals of Vol Single Season, he ranked fifth in receiving yards and second in touchdowns. A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, he graduated from Tennessee in 2021.

The volunteers are in the middle of summer training and will officially report for preseason camp on Sunday, July 31st before completing their first training session on Monday, August 1st. The 126th season of football in Tennessee begins Thursday, September 1 against Ball State at 7:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

New season tickets for the 2022 campaign can be purchased at AllVols.com or by contacting the UT Athletic Ticket Office at (865) 946-7000.

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