UT receivers Hunter, Rogers becoming more mature

photo In this file photo, Justin Hunter, left, and Da'Rick Rogers joke around together while being interviewed during the University of Tennessee's football media day at Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE - If anybody knows Justin Hunter's clashing personas, it's his friend and fellow University of Tennessee sophomore receiver Da'Rick Rogers.

"Justin is so goofy," Rogers said after practice Tuesday morning. "He's the goofiest person, the funniest person I've ever met, but he comes to work every day and works hard. Off the field, funniest guy ever. But on the field, he's about business."

Since last season, when the rangy, athletic Hunter hauled in a UT freshman record seven touchdown passes, the focus has been on becoming more of an all-around receiver in order to be more than just a downfield threat for the Vols' passing game.