University of Tennessee junior wide receivers Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers were both named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list on Tuesday.
The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football and is selected by a national selection committee consisting of more than 180 journalists, commentators, and former players.
Hunter caught 17 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns before suffering a torn ACL against Florida that ended his season a year ago. He averaged 151 yards receiving in his first two games and his combined 302 yards receiving against Montana and Cincinnati were the most by a UT receiver in a season's first two games in school history.
Rogers was an All-SEC First Team selection by The Associated Press and a second team selection by the coaches last season after leading the conference with 1,040 yards receiving and finishing second in the league with both 67 receptions and nine receiving touchdowns.
No Tennessee player has won the Biletnikoff Award. Three players were semifinalists, including Joey Kent (1996), Kelley Washington (2001), and Robert Meachem (2006).