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Mike Hollins

204 lbs.
Graduate Student
Baton Rouge, La.
University Lab
High School
Mike Hollins - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

2023 –
Recipient of the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award, annually given to the league’s most courageous football player … winner of the Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award … won the 2023 Comeback Player of the Year given out by CSC, Associated Press and the Fiesta Bowl … named on of three finalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award … Named to the ACC All-Academic Team. 2022 – Academic All-ACC.

2023 – Voted as one of five team captains at the conclusion of the season … appeared in 11 of UVA’s 12 games … led the Cavaliers with seven rushing touchdowns, tied for the 14th-most in the ACC … had eight total touchdowns (7 rush, 1 rec) tied for the 15th most in the ACC … rushed for 274 yards on 80 carries … caught 10 passes for 37 yards … rushed for three-touchdowns and had a season-high 15 carries and 66 rushing yards in UVA’s 31-27 road win over then-No. 10 North Carolina, the most by a UVA running back since 2019 (Wayne Taulapapa vs. FSU) … the three touchdowns were the most against a top-10 opponent by a UVA running back since Tiki Barber in 1996 against by then-No. 6 Texas … in the home opener against JMU on UVA Strong Day, scored two touchdowns (4-yard rush & 9-yard rush) and rushed for 28 yards on 12 carries … put together his third multi-touchdown (1-yard rush & 10-yard rush)  game of the season against Miami while rushing for 49 yards on 13 carries … UVA won both game in which he amassed 50 or more rushing yards (North Carolina – 66 yards & Duke 50 yards) … Against Duke on Nov. 18 had a 22-yard rush, his longest of the season. 2022 – Appeared in nine of UVA’s games, starting in two … rushed eight times for 24 yards and scored a touchdown in Virginia’s season opener against Richmond … returned three kickoffs for 74 yards against Richmond… rushed five times for 12 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards against Richmond … rushed eight times for 29 yards and scored a touchdown against Old Dominion … rushed twice for 22 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards against Syracuse … rushed three times for 14 yards and returned two kickoffs for 46 yards against Duke … rushed twice for 16 yards and caught a pass for 64 yards against Miami, Virginia’s longest reception of the season … rushed 16 times for 75 yards against UNC … rushed eight times for 23 yards and caught three passes for 22 yards against Pitt … named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll.  2021 – Appeared in nine of UVA’s games and started against Wake Forest … rushed 10 times for 38 yards and a touchdown in a win over Miami … rushed seven times for 30 yards and a touchdown against Pitt … returned four kickoffs against Wake Forest for 71 yards.  2020 – Did not appear in any games. 2019 – Appeared 12 of UVA’s 14 games … one of 17 UVA true freshmen to appear in 2019 … made collegiate debut on special teams at Pitt … scored a touchdown on his first career rush against William & Mary (nine yards) … became the first Cavalier since Jordan Ellis in 2015 to score a touchdown on first career rush … led UVA with 11 rushes for 78 yards (7.1 ypr) and two touchdowns against the Tribe … made a special teams tackle and rushed twice at Miami … rushed eight times for 27 yards and a touchdown in the win over Liberty.

Played running back and linebacker at University Lab High School for head coach Chad Mahaffey … led University Lab to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2017 and 2018 … earned MVP honors of the 2018 state championship game after rushing 27 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns … also caught five passes for 47 yards and a score in the state title game … finished senior season with 1,645 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns on the ground … a three-star recruit by, and … major is American Studies and a major in African-American & African Studies…earning a graduate certificate in Education…recipient of the 2022-2023 Sanford B. Prater Football Scholarship