Lamont Hollinquest

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Lamont Hollinquest
No. 96, 56
Date of birth (1970-10-24) October 24, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Southern California
NFL draft 1993 / Round: 8 / Pick: 212
Career history
As player
1993–1994 Washington Redskins
1996–1998 Green Bay Packers
Career stats

Lamont Bertrell Hollinquest (born October 24, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early years[edit]

Hollinquest attended St. Pius X High School in Downey, California.[1] After spending a year at a junior college to get his academics up,[2] he played college football at USC , Hollinquest started his career as a safety[3] but then moved to linebacker after an influx of recruits and transfers as a senior.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Hollinquest was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the eighth round (212th pick overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft.[5] In his two years with Washington, Hollinquest recorded 22 tackles and an interception.[6] The Redskins waived him near the end of the 1994 season.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Hollinquest was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals in time for their December 21, 1994, game, but was inactive and was later cut before the 1995 season started.[7]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Following a tryout, Hollinquest played for the Green Bay Packers starting in the 1996 season. He immediately made an impact on special teams, finishing the year with 15 tackles.[8] He was part of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI championship team. Hollinquest continued to get more playing time throughout his career in Green Bay, with his tackles increasing each year.[9] The Packers did not re-sign Hollinquest after the 1998 season. After he was cut by the Chiefs, the Packers signed Hollinquest in August 1999 due to a lack of depth at linebacker and the retirement of Robert Brooks.[10] After the NFL suspended Hollinquest for the first four games of the season due to substance abuse problems,[11] the Packers cut Hollinquest on August 30, 1999.[12]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Hollinquest in March 1999.[13] He was waived before training camp began.

Post-career life[edit]

Hollinquest is an executive for the Blaq Ice Entertainment company. He also founded his own apparel line, Urban Grunge. He has three kids, Chaz, Courtney and Kohl.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ cmorrison. "Lamont Hollinquest Presents Golden Football to PMA". This is the home of pmawarriorsathletics.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  2. ^ Sell, Dave; Sell, Dave (1994-11-01). "HOLLINQUEST FINDS A PLACE IN REDSKINS' YOUTH MOVEMENT". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  3. ^ Shmelter, Richard J. (2014-04-23). The USC Trojans Football Encyclopedia. McFarland. ISBN 9781476615110. 
  4. ^ CROWE, JERRY (1992-09-24). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL : DAILY REPORT : USC : Hollinquest Loses Out in the Shuffle". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  5. ^ "Lamont Hollinquest". football-players.pointafter.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Lamont Hollinquest Stats | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Lamont Hollinquest profile, statistics and more". espn-ak.starwave.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  8. ^ "Hollinquest now backing his children". packerrats.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  9. ^ Sports, Fox. "Lamont Hollinquest Stats - Season & Career Statistics". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  10. ^ "Packers re-sign Hollinquest". Chippewa Herald. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  11. ^ "Packers' Linebacker Lamont Hollinquest Suspended for Four Games". article.wn.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  12. ^ Sports, Fox. "Lamont Hollinquest Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  13. ^ "Lamont Hollinquest, LB, Retired". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  14. ^ "Packers.com | News | Stories | August 5, 2006: Hollinquest A Packer Backer For Life". Retrieved 2017-01-26.