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Mack Hollins Biography

Mack Hollins 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 Age

He is 24 years old

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Yup, that’s a kelly green Brent Celek jersey. Much respect.

“Eagles legend!” Hollins said.

Hollins was a rookie on the Eagles’ Super Bowl team, which of course, marked Celek’s final NFL season as the beloved tight end went out on top.

Celek never played for another team in his career. He suited up in more regular-season games (175) with the Birds than anybody in franchise history who never played for another team.

“I’m so excited for my team, this organization, but man, I’m so excited for these fans,” Celek said on Feb. 4, 2018, the night the Eagles won the Super Bowl. “I can’t wait to get back to them and them.”

The Eagles’ next Super Bowl quest began Sunday. Hollins knew how to get it started.

High school career

Mack 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.

College career

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  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.

Professional career

Mack Hollins was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round, 118th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft. 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. 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. 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.

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

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.

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