Justin Hunter becomes the third Vol on the list of the top-25 players in the SEC coming in at No. 16 ahead of teammates No. 19 Tyler Bray and No. 24 Da'Rick Rogers.
Hunter, named to the Biletnikoff Watch list earlier in the season, will return to the starting line up Aug. 31 against NC State in Atlanta, Ga. for the first time since suffering a season ending knee injury against Florida in 2011.
In just two games in 2011 Hunter caught 17 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns. The junior from Virginia Beach, Va. has totaled 32 receptions for 717 yards receiving and nine touchdowns during his career at Tennessee.
According to Chris Low: "Had it not been for the injury, the general feeling around the SEC is that the 6-4, 200-pound Hunter would have emerged as perhaps the most feared big-play threat in the league last season."
"Hunter also has excellent body control and makes the most difficult mid-air adjustments look easy. He's a weapon whether you're in the red zone or need a big play to get you out of your own territory."