Montgomery County native Mack Hollins caught 8 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Las Vegas Raiders in his week 3 breakout game that solidified him as a starting wide receiver. Though he is already a Super Bowl champion, he currently has 36 catches for 468 yards and 2 touchdowns in what has become his best NFL season out of five in the league. He was voted a captain prior to the start of the season.
Hollins attended Robert Frost Middle School and Wootton High School. After not receiving any scholarship offers out of high school, Hollins attended Fork Union Military Academy where he 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. Hollins got accepted and was able to walk-on, playing three seasons for the Tarheels before getting drafted by the Eagles in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He played for the Eagles for two seasons, winning a SuperBowl with the team in his first season. That year he caught his first NFL touchdown against Washington– a 64 yard reception in week 7. He went on to play for the Dolphins for three seasons before joining the Raiders this year. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has the following to say about Hollins: “Mack plays hard on every play,” McDaniels said of Hollins in a post-game interview. “I thought it was a great play that he made, and then being able to re-establish himself quickly to down the punt in there inside the five was obviously a great individual play.” McDaniels said regarding a special teams play Hollins made. “Had a lot of single coverage today and made some plays in the passing game as a receiver too. Mack always works hard. I think that’s why he was voted as a captain. His effort and the way he performs has been a bright spot for us, for sure.”