Defense Continues to Display Ability to Sack the Quarterback
UW This Season: In his first semester at UW, Hollister finished as the No. 2 tight end on the final depth chart when spring drills concluded.
Junior College: Hollister joined the Wyoming Football program in January 2014. He comes to Wyoming with three years of eligibility remaining. He began his college career as a walk-on at the University of Nevada, and redshirted for the Wolf Pack in 2012. In 2013, Hollister transferred to Arizona Western Community College in Yuma, Ariz., where he switched from quarterback to tight end. He started at tight end for Arizona Western as a redshirt freshman, and had 10 receptions for 96 yards and caught one touchdown pass. He was part of an offense that averaged 35.7 points per game to rank No. 14 in the nation, and generated 401.9 yards of total offense per game to rank No. 19 in the nation in 2013. The Matadors also averaged 229.3 yards passing per game to rank No. 13 among all junior colleges in the country. He played for head coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western.
High School: An outstanding athlete, he played quarterback in high school at Mountain View High School in Bend, Ore., where he was named the 2011 Oregon Class 5A Player of the Year. Class 5A is the second largest classification in the state of Oregon. Hollister led Mountain View High to the 5A state championship as a senior, and was named First Team All- State. He played for head coach Steve Turner at Mountain View High. Hollister was selected the offensive player of the year for the state and for his conference as a senior. In addition to leading his team to a state championship as a senior, he also led Mountain View High to three-straight conference titles. Hollister completed 62 percent of his passes with 37 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a senior. He holds most of Mountain View's career passing records, and earned a combined nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball.
Hollister has a twin brother, Cody, who went to Nevada and Arizona Western with him, and signed a National Letter of Intent this past December with the University of Arkansas to play wide receiver.