YEAR (GP/GS) REC YDS AVG TD DROP
2018: (4/0) 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
2019: (11/0) 4 60 15.0 1 0
2020: (10/2) 3 67 22.3 1 0
2021: (13/13) 64 1,081 16.9 12 3
2022: (6/6) 37 417 11.3 3 2
Total: (44/21) 109 1,622 14.9 17 5
HISTORY -- From College Profile
2023 NFL Combine Invitee
2021 All-SEC Second Team (Phil Steele)
2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018-19 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
Reese's Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Week (at Pitt, 9/10/22)
Big, physical wide receiver who had a knack for making impactful plays … Poised for a promising NFL career … Played five seasons for the Vols after electing to return for his super senior season in 2022 … Played in 44 games with 21 starts … Tremendous hands and produced numerous highlight reel plays … Caught 109 passes for 1,622 yards and 17 touchdowns … His 17 receiving touchdowns finished tied for 10th in Vol career annals … Tallied 24 catches of 20+ yards, 12 catches of 30+ yards and 10 receptions of 40+ yards ... Produced six 100-yard receiving games, which is tied for eight in UT history … Owns the school record for consecutive games with a TD catch at seven from Oct. 16 to Dec. 30, 2021 … Made his 100th career catch at Georgia in Week 10 of the 2022 season ... Prepped in Nevada before signing with the Vols … Three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Graduated from Tennessee in December in 2021 … A 2023 NFL Combine invitee.
2022 – RS-SENIOR
Played in six games with six starts … Limited for most of the season after suffering a high ankle injury in Week 3 vs. Akron (9/17) … Caught 37 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns … Officially declared for the NFL Draft on Dec. 12 and did not play in the Orange Bowl … Hauled in a team-high nine catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns at South Carolina (11/19), good for his first multi-TD effort of the season and third of his career ... Led the team with seven catches for 68 yards at No. 3 Georgia (11/5) ... Returned from injury vs. No. 19 Kentucky (10/29) and had four catches for 22 yards in the victory ... Missed the Florida, LSU, Alabama and UT Martin games due to ankle injury … Had a dominant outing in UT’s win at No. 17 Pitt (9/10), hauling in nine catches for a game-high 162 yards—including the game-winning touchdown with a 28-yard grab in overtime
... Recognized as the Reese’s Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Week after his performance at Pitt ... Led all receivers with six catches and 68 yards in season-opening win against Ball State (9/1).
2021 – RS-JUNIOR
Emerged as one of the SEC’s best playmakers and became Tennessee’s first 1,000-yard receiver since Justin Hunter in 2012 … Started all 13 games … Finished the year with 64 catches for 1,081 yards and 12 touchdowns … In Vol single-season annals, ranked tied for eighth in catches, fourth in receiving yards and tied for second with Cedrick Wilson (2000) in touchdowns … Ranked ninth in the SEC in catches, fifth in receiving yards, third in touchdowns and third in average yards per catch (16.9) … Notched five 100-yard receiving games (sixth in UT single-season history), including four straight to end the year … Caught a TD pass in a school-record seven consecutive games to end the season, including a combined five in the final two games of the year … Racked up 535 yards and four touchdowns vs. AP Top 25 opponents – both fourth in the nation … Capped his historic season with an emphatic performance at the TransPerfect Music City Bowl vs. Purdue (12/30), bringing in seven catches for 150 yards and a school-record-tying three touchdowns ... His three receiving TDs – 41 yards, 61 yards, 13 yards -- broke the Music City Bowl record ... Led all receivers with six receptions for 106 yards and two TDs vs. Vanderbilt (11/27) ... Touchdowns against the Commodores went for 24 and 46 yards ... Reeled in five catches for 100 yards and a touchdown vs. South Alabama (11/20) ... Had a monster outing vs. top-ranked Georgia (11/13), hauling in a career-high 10 catches for 200 yards and a 12-yard TD in the fourth quarter ... His performance against Georgia was the ninth 200-yard receiving game in school history and the first since Cordarrelle Patterson had 219 vs. Troy on Nov. 3, 2012 ... Had six receptions for 79 yards at No. 18 Kentucky (11/6), including a six-yard toe-tap TD in the fourth quarter that put the Vols ahead by 10 ... Hauled in seven catches and 152 receiving yards at No. 4 Alabama (10/23), highlighted by a career-long 70-yard TD reception down the right sideline in the fourth quarter ... Logged seven receptions for 84 yards vs. No. 13 Ole Miss (10/16) and caught his third TD of the season on a 16-yard pass from Hendon Hooker in the first quarter ... Hauled in six catches for 59 yards vs. South Carolina (10/9) ... Caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in UT’s 62-24 win at Mizzou (10/2) ... His 24-yard TD catch came midway through the third quarter against the Tigers ... Had three receptions at No. 11 Florida (9/25), finishing the game with 10 yards ... Hauled in a 20-yard catch vs. Pitt (9/11) ... Started the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/2), capping the 38-6 victory with an acrobatic 40-yard grab in the back of the end zone for UT’s final score of the game ... Finished opener with two catches for 48 yards.
2020 – RS-SOPHOMORE
Played in all 10 games with two starts during the COVID-19 shortened season … Logged three catches for 67 yards and one touchdown … Had two receptions and set a season high high with 61 receiving yards, including a highlight-reel 46-yard diving touchdown catch that was featured on SportCenter's Top 10 plays in season finale vs. Texas A&M (12/19) ... Made second-career start at Vanderbilt (12/12) ... Made first-career start and hauled in his first catch of the season at #3 Georgia (10/10).
2019 – RS-FRESHMAN
Appeared in 11 games as a reserve wide receiver ... Made one catch for 19 yards vs. South Carolina (10/26) ... Scored the first touchdown of his collegiate career versus Chattanooga on a season-long 28-yard reception (9/14) ... Finished with two catches for 38 yards against the Mocs ... Had one catch for three yards in season opener versus Georgia State (8/31).
2018 – FRESHMAN
Redshirted … Appeared in four games … Saw action in games against West Virginia (9/1), ETSU (9/8), No. 1 Alabama (10/20) and Charlotte (11/3) … Made his first-career catch in the season opener against West Virginia (9/1).
Three-star recruit and a top-10 prospect in Nevada who starred at national prep powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School … Hauled in 37 passes for 774 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017 ... Earned Second Team NIAA All-State honors as a senior … Earned First Team All-Southwest League honors in 2017 … Helped lead Bishop Gorman to its third straight USA Today High School Football National Championship in 2016 after posting a 15-0 record and extending the school’s win streak to 54 games … Helped lead Bishop Gorman to state titles in 2016 and 2017.
Full name is Cedric Jashon Tillman … Born on April 19, 2000 … Son of Cedric and Roshanda Tillman … Father played wide receiver at Alcorn State and was selected in the 11th round of the 1992 NFL Draft … Father played four NFL seasons, including 1992-94 with the Denver Broncos and 1995 with the Jacksonville Jaguars … Older brother, Jamir, played wide receiver at Navy from 2013-16 and was the squad’s leading receiver … Realized he could take his game to the next level at his first 7-on-7 camp … One of just four letterwinners from the state of Nevada in the history of the program … Mentored by current NFL VFLs Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway and Josh Palmer and remains close with them … Earned his undergraduate degree in communication studies in December 2021 ... Twitter handle is @Ctillman04 and Instagram handle is @tilly2on.
IN THE UT SINGLE-SEASON RECORD BOOKS
Receptions: 64 in 2021 (8th)
Receiving Yards: 1,081 in 2021 (4th)
Receiving Touchdowns: 12 in 2021 (2nd)
Consecutive Games with a TD Catch: 7 in 2021 (1st)
100-Yard Receiving Games: 5 in 2021 (6th)