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Tony Hollings
Tony Hollings

Hometown:
Jeffersonville, Ga

High School:
Twiggs County

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215

Position:
Running Back



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

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