Discussing Tennessee doubling their receiving stats starting in 2021

Tennessee will kick off its 2022 season on Thursday against Ball State at Neyland Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm EDT and the SEC Network will televise the season-opening matchup.

Redshirt senior tight end Jacob Warren met with the media Monday before playing Ball State.

Warren discussed individual goals for the season.

“You set goals for yourself and you’re trying to reach those goals,” Warren said. “For me personally, I want to double my stats. Whatever I had last year, I’m trying to duplicate it. I don’t necessarily have to go into the numbers, just have a lot more production in the passing game. It’s tough because we’re trying to get guys rolling, so if (Princeton Fant) gets five touches a game and I get one, that’s fine with me too.

“For me personally, I think just play my part as the guy that can be a three-down guy and do the best I can. That’s really my goal. At the end of the season, we look to be in Atlanta, we look to win championships and win rings. Those team goals are also personal goals for me.”

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Vols Wire discussed Josh Heupel’s offense doubling his receiving stats in 2022 by airing more on “The Tony Basilio Show” on August 26.

The discussion involved Tennessee’s passing offense, which could begin to double its receiving stats with Thursday’s game compared to last year’s matchup against Bowling Green.

Seven Tennessee players recorded receptions against Bowling Green. Four wide receivers (Jalin Hyatt, Cedric Tillman, JaVonta Payton, Grant Frerking) recorded nine of the Vols’ 12 receptions against the Falcons.

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Tennessee totaled 144 passing yards and a passing touchdown in the 2021 season opener.

Below are the receiving stats for the Vols against Bowling Green, and in 2021 where Tennessee student-athletes could double under Heupel during the 2022 campaign.

Jalin Hyatt: 4 receptions vs. Bowling Green

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Cedric Tillman: 2 receptions vs. Bowling Green

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JaVonta Payton: 2 receptions vs. Bowling Green

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Grant Frerking: 1 reception vs. Bowling Green

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Princeton Fant: 1 reception vs. Bowling Green

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Jacob Warren: 1 reception vs. Bowling Green

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Jabari Small: 1 reception vs. Bowling Green

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Cedric Tillman: 64 receptions in 2021

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Jalin Hyatt: 21 receptions in 2021

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Jacob Warren: 18 receptions in 2021

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Princeton Fant: 16 receptions in 2021

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Jabari Small: 9 receptions in 2021

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Ramel Keyton: 7 receptions in 2021

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Jaylen Wright: 6 receptions in 2021

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Walker Merrill: 5 receptions in 2021

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Jimmy Calloway: 5 receptions in 2021

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Hunter Salmon: 3 receptions in 2021

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Grant Frerking: 2 receptions in 2021

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Jimmy Holiday: 1 reception in 2021

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