Future Watch: Jacob Hollister Rookie Football Cards, Patriots

Future Watch: Jacob Hollister Rookie Football Cards, PatriotsFuture Watch: Jacob Hollister Rookie Football Cards, PatriotsJacob Hollister was signed by the New England Patriots this past May. He was a rookie free-agent tight end who could potentially back up Rob Gronkowski. He’s turned into more than that and now he’s getting a chance to play in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hollister played his college football at Wyoming. In his three seasons, there he had 75 receptions for 1,114 yards averaging 31.8 yards per game with 12 touchdowns. Those were solid numbers. In 2016, he was voted First-Team, All Mountain West.

When he didn’t get drafted, opportunity knocked in a big way. He signed with the Patriots and played week 1 in the preseason and really delivered. He caught seven passes for 116 yards against the Jaguars. He worked that into making the team, and making his NFL debut in week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He had one catch for seven yards. It was a start.

As the season rolled on for Hollister, who’s listed at 6-4, 239 pounds started to become a force on special teams. He now gets a lot more playing time that way. With Rob Gronkowski still in concussion protocol, it’s possible that he may split time playing tight end and playing special teams in the biggest game of his career.

One rookie card that could take off is his 2017 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket. To date, that’s his only certified rookie. Collectors know what that could mean if he happens to make an impact on Super Bowl Sunday. Jacob has a twin, Cody, who is on the Patriots practice squad. At some point that could make a great trading card, just sayin’.

Here’s Hollister getting in on a fumble recovery:

You never know who is going to be the next Super Bowl hero.

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen

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