Former quarterback Hollister thriving at tight end for Cowboys

Three years ago, Jacob Hollister was a quarterback — and a pretty good one.

Jacob Hollister

Jacob Hollister

Hollister was an all-state pick at Mountain View High in Bend, Oregon and started his career as a walk-on quarterback at Nevada in 2012. At 6-foot-4 and around 200 pounds back then, Hollister had the makings to be a good one at the college level.

Fast-forward to now, and Hollister looks to be a good tight end for the Wyoming Cowboys.

“He’s been fantastic and is going to be a really good players for us,” UW tight ends coach Shane LaDage said.

After his short stay at Nevada, Hollister transferred to Arizona Western Community College where he switched from quarterback to tight end. In one season there, he caught 10 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.

When coach Craig Bohl and his staff was hired at UW prior to last season, Bohl brought with him a pro-style offense that uses tight ends — both in the run and pass game. The Cowboys were a spread offense prior to Bohl’s arrival with no tight ends.

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Cowboys share some of the Easter favorites

With the Easter weekend upon us, we all know the religious importance it holds for many.

But to have some fun, I asked some of the Wyoming football players and coaches what their favorite Easter candy is — and there is a lot to choose from.

Here are some of the responses:

Head coach Craig Bohl: Marshmallow Peeps

LB Lucas Wacha: Dove chocolate with caramel inside

RB Brian Hill: Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups/Eggs

DE coach AJ Cooper: Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

QB Cameron Coffman: Resse’s Pieces

RB Shaun Wick: Cadbury Eggs

LB Devin McKenna: Dark Hershey’s chocolate

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