Hunter led the Vols and finished third in the SEC with 73 catches for 1,083 yards. His total for catches ranked second-most in a season in Tennessee history and his yardage total was third all-time in a season.
Hunter scored nine receiving touchdowns, including a school-record tying three TDs in two different games this season. He scored three touchdowns against both Georgia State and Troy. Hunter had four 100-yard receiving games as a junior including a career-high 181 vs. Troy. He became the eighth Vol with a 1,000-yard receiving season.
Games/Starts:12/12...19th in NCAA/3rd in SEC in receiving yards with 1,083...24th in NCAA/3rd in SEC in receiving yards per game (90.3)...Fourth in SEC in catches per game (6.1), 37th in NCAA...Led Vols with 73 catches for 1,083 yards and nine receiving touchdowns in 2012...On the single-season receptions list, Hunter had second-best season with 73 catches, the record is 76 by Marcus Nash in 1997
Finished with 1,083 receiving yards, ranks third on single-season yards list, behind Robert Meachem (1,298) and Nash (1,170)...With eight 100-yard receiving games, tied for third-most in a career in Tennessee history (record 15, J.Kent)...With 18 career receiving touchdowns, tied for fifth-most in career at UT...1,812 career receiving yards stands 11th all-time...Tied UT record for receiving touchdowns in a game twice in 2012 with three vs. Georgia State and Troy...Became eighth Vol with a 1,000-yard receiving season...Had tied UT record for most catches in first two games of a season tying Johnny Mills in 1966 with 17...Closed season with three catches for 65 yards including a 42-yard receiving touchdown vs. Kentucky (11/24).
Suffered season-ending torn ACL in left knee at #16 Florida (9/17), underwent surgery and looks to return in spring. Finished year with 17 catches for 314 yards (18.5 yards per catch and 104.7 yards per game). Leads UT in receiving with 16 catches for 302 yards (8.0 catches per game and 151.0 yards per game. Still leads SEC in receiving yards per game (104.7) and ranks second to teammate Da'Rick Rogers in catches per game (5.67). Prior to injury, ranked 12th in the NCAA/first in SEC in receptions/game (8.0) and 10th/1st in SEC in receiving yards/game (151.0). Was leading UT in receiving with 16 catches for 302 yards (8.0 catches per game and 151.0 yards per game) in first two games. Set UT record for most receiving yards in first two games of a season with 302 in first two this year. Has set new career-highs for catches and yards in each of the first two games this season
Earned Coaches' All-SEC Freshman Team honors. One of seven true freshmen to play in every game for Tennessee, including a pair of starts. First career start came vs. Alabama. Caught 16 passes for 415 yards and seven touchdowns. Broke UT freshman record for receiving TDs with seven, which ranked tied for first among all NCAA FBS freshmen receivers. Four of TDs were from 30 yards or longer. Led team with 25.9 yards per catch. Nine catches went for 20 or more yards. Despite not having a catch in four games, ranked fourth on the team in receiving yards (415) and second on the Vols with seven TD receptions. Tied for eighth in the SEC with two 100-yard receiving performances. Led UT in receiving yards in three games and receptions on one occasion. Seventh TD was lone reception in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina to put the Vols ahead 20-17 in the fourth quarter. In second career start, hauled in three receptions for a career-high 114 receiving yards to complement his first multi-TD game (two) vs. Mississippi, including a career-long catch of 80 yards on the Vols' first offensive play.
Virginia High School Coaches AAA All-State. Earned spot on Rivals100 list as the No 75 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com. Also rated as the No. 3 prospect in Virginia and No. 8 overall wide receiver by Rivals.com. Rated as the No. 11 wide receiver by Scout.com. Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game. Tallied 46 receptions for 714 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2009. As a junior in 2008, caught 34 passes for 545 yards and 13 TDs.
2011: Suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee against Florida on Sept. 17.
Full Name: Justin Scott Hunter. Born on May 20, 1991 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Son of Gloria Hunter and Michael Clark. Majoring in Arts & Sciences