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