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Mack Hollins (born September 16, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina.

Mack Hollins
No. 16 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 26)
Rockville, Maryland
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Wootton (Rockville, Maryland)
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019
Receptions:21
Receiving yards:276
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

High school careerEdit

Hollins attended Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, Maryland and later Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School. After not receiving any scholarship offers out of high school, Hollins attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, where he played with Cardale Jones who led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff National Championship. Hollins received several offers to join teams, including a walk-on opportunity on the University of North Carolina football team if he could get accepted to the university on his own. In 2012, he was accepted into the school, and joined the team as a walk-on. He became a captain of the team by the end of his freshman year, and remained so for his entire career as a Tar Heel.[1]

College careerEdit

As a freshman in 2013, Hollins was named special teams captain after appearing in all 13 games. He played on most special teams and as a reserve wide receiver. He finished the regular season with nine tackles and recovered a fumble against Duke.

As a sophomore in 2014 Hollins earned honorable mention All-ACC accolades after finishing with 35 catches for a team-high 613 yards. He also had a team-best eight receiving touchdowns. One of Carolina’s best special teams players, he also had seven tackles and recovered an onside kick. Earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors after catching two passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia. Both touchdowns were over 50 yards (57 and 63), making Hollins the first Tar Heel to have two touchdown receptions of 50+ yards since Hakeem Nicks in 2008. Reeled in a 91-yard touchdown pass in the win over San Diego State University. The 91-yard scoring play with QB Marquise Williams was the longest play by UNC in Kenan Stadium history and third-longest play in school history.

As a junior in 2015, Hollins led all NCAA major college players with an average of 24.8 yards per reception. Caught at least one pass in all 13 games and found the end zone in seven different contests, including five of UNC’s six wins [1] Picked up his second ACC Receiver of the Week honor after catching five balls for 165 yards and a 74-yard touchdown in the win over Duke. He became the first Tar Heel to catch three touchdown passes since 2011 when he tallied three scores against Wake Forest. His first ACC Receiver of the Week honors of the year came after catching three passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Delaware.

College statisticsEdit

NCAA career statistics
North Carolina Tar Heels
Season Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 North Carolina 13 5 35 613 17.5 91 8
2015 North Carolina 13 13 30 745 24.8 74 8
2016 North Carolina 7 7 16 309 19.3 71 4
Career 33 25 81 1,667 20.6 91 20

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
221 lb
(100 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.53 s

Hollins was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round, 118th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[2] In Week 2, against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had his first three career receptions, which went for 32 total yards, in the 27–20 loss.[3] In Week 7, against the Redskins, he recorded a 64-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Carson Wentz. His 64-yard reception was the first touchdown of his career.[4] Hollins also played heavily on special teams. In 2018, Mack Hollins and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, with Hollins primarily playing special teams.[5][6]

On September 6, 2018, Hollins was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.[7]

During the 2019 offseason, Hollins gave his jersey number, #10, to veteran DeSean Jackson, who had worn the number during his time playing in Philadelphia from 2008 to 2013. Hollins is now wearing #16. [8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "University of North Carolina Tar Heels Official Athletic Site". Goheels.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Alex (April 29, 2017). "Mack Hollins Added To WR Group". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - October 23rd, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Super Bowl Champion Mack Hollins". Scout.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  7. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 6, 2018). "Eagles Place WR Mack Hollins On Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  8. ^ "DeSean Jackson gets back No. 10 from Mack Hollins". NBC Sports Philadelphia. March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2019.

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