Hollister in 2017.
|No. 48 – Seattle Seahawks|
|Born:||November 18, 1993|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Mountain View (Bend, Oregon)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2018|
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 5⁄8 in
|4.64 s||1.62 s||2.70 s||4.34 s||7.12 s||36 1⁄2 in
|10 ft 1 in
|All values from Wyoming’s Pro Day.|
New England Patriots
On April 30, 2017, the New England Patriots signed Hollister to a three-year, $1.67 million contract that includes $90,000 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $10,000. The Patriots also signed his twin brother Cody Hollister as an undrafted free agent. The brothers became the only active pair of twins on the same team in 2017 and became the third set of twins to currently play in the NFL.
In Week 1 of the preseason, Hollister caught seven passes for 116 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hollister put together a solid preseason performance while competing with James O'Shaughnessy for the Patriots possible third tight end spot behind veterans Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen. Hollister ultimately won the spot as an undrafted rookie, and made his NFL debut in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, recording his first career catch, which went for seven yards. Hollister made it to Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hollister entered the 2018 season as the third tight end on the depth chart behind Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen. He was limited to just eight games while dealing with hamstring and chest injuries. He was placed on injured reserve on January 8, 2019. Without Hollister, the Patriots reached Super Bowl LIII where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
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