AT TECH: Former defensive back who moved to tailback in 2002 and made a huge impact in just four games . . . Was leading the nation in rushing when he suffered a season-ending knee injury against Brigham Young . . . Sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn lateral meniscus in his right knee . . . Underwent reconstructive surgery on Oct. 1, 2002 . . . Moved to tailback in the spring of 2002 after two years as a backup defensive back and special teams player.
Entered the 2003 NFL supplemental draft and was selected in the second round by the Houston Texans.
2002: The nation’s leading rusher (158.3 yards per game) and second-leading scorer (16.5 ppg) after four games . . . Only five ACC backs finished the season with more rushing yards than his total of 633 yards on just 92 carries . . . Rushed for 11 touchdowns, surpassed only by first-team all-ACC backs T.A. McLendon and Chris Downs . . . Had four straight 100-yard games, a first for Tech since Eddie Lee Ivery had seven in a row in 1978 . . . The first Yellow Jacket to top 100 yards rushing in his first game as a running back with 153 yards and two touchdowns versus Vanderbilt, a game in which he played just one series in the second half . . . Tied a Tech record held by five other players by scoring four touchdowns against Connecticut, all in the first half; one of only three Yellow Jackets to rush for four touchdowns in a game . . . Rushed for 144 yards on just 16 carries against the Huskies despite playing only the first half . . . Gained 147 yards against Clemson, including a 72-yard touchdown run . . . Also had touchdown runs of 56 yards vs. Vanderbilt and 34 and 46 yards vs. Connecticut . . . Carried the ball 36 times for a career-best 189 yards and scored three touchdowns in Tech’s win over BYU, but injured his right knee late in the game . . . Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week.
2001: Backup in the secondary and a key special teams player . . . Totalled 10 tackles on the season . . . Career-high four tackles and two pass breakups against Navy . . . Added three tackles against Duke.
2000: Played at both safety and cornerback as a true freshman . . . Saw most of his action on special teams . . . Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown in Tech’s win at North Carolina . . . Caused a fumble that Tech recovered on kickoff coverage against Maryland, leading to a touchdown . . . Made seven tackles on the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 and Top 75 in Georgia . . . Also listed among the South’s Top 100 by Bill Buchalter of the Orlando Sentinel . . . The No. 54 prospect in Dixie by SuperPrep . . . Outstanding two-way athlete who played quarterback and defensive back for Twiggs County High . . . Rushed for 1,360 yards and 10 touchdowns while passing for 672 yards and seven scores . . . On defense had 25 tackles and one interception and returned a punt for a touchdown . . . As a junior he rushed for 1,392 yards and 20 touchdowns, passed for 600 yards and six scores and made 33 tackles and six interceptions . . . Coached by Dewayne Wells . . . Also a track standout who was named the Macon Telegraph’s Male Athlete of the Year . . . Lettered four times in football, basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tony Terrell Hollings . . . Born December 1, 1981 . . . Parents are Michael and Virginia Hollings . . . Majoring in History, Technology and Society.
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2002 Rsh Yds TD LP Rec Yds TD LP TD Vandy‡ 17 153 2 56 0 0 0 0 2,56 UConn‡ 16 144 4 46 0 0 0 0 34,1,46,1 Clemson‡ 23 147 2 72 2 24 0 15 72,1 BYU‡ 36 189 3 24 1 12 0 12 1,2,2
CAREER STATISTICS Rushing G-GS Att Yds Avg YPG TD LP 2002 4-4 92 633 6.9 158.2 11 72
Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg YPG TD LP 2002 4-4 3 36 12.0 9.0 0 15
Defense G-GS P-A Tkl TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR 2000 8-0 6-1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2001 12-0 8-2 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Total 20-0 14-3 17 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 36 vs. BYU, 2002 Yards Rushing: 189 vs. BYU, 2002 TD Rushing: 4 vs. UConn, 2002 Long: 72 vs. Clemson, 2002 (TD) Receptions: 2 vs. Clemson, 2002 Yards Receiving: 24 vs. Clemson, 2002 Long: 15 vs. Clemson, 2002 Tackles: 4 vs. Navy, 2001