|No. 52 – Denver Broncos|
|Born:||January 15, 1996|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||248 lb (112 kg)|
|High school:||Martin (Arlington, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156|
|Career NFL statistics|
Hollins grew up in Arlington, Texas and attended Grace Preparatory Academy before transferring to Martin High School before his senior year. At Martin, Hollins played on the same defensive line as future 2017 NFL Draft first overall pick Myles Garrett and recorded 59 tackles and four sacks. He was rated a three-star prospect by several recruiting services and committed to play college football at the University of Oregon over offers from over a dozen schools including Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Iowa.
Hollins played five seasons for the Oregon Ducks, redshirting his sophomore season. Hollins became a starter on the defensive line for the Ducks following his redshirt season, making 51 total tackles and finishing second on the team in both tackles for loss (9.5) and sacks (3). He recorded 59 tackles, 11.5 for a loss, with 4.5 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in his redshirt junior season. As a redshirt senior, Hollins was named first team All-Pac-12 after making 64 total tackles, including 14.5 for loss, 6.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception and six passes defended. He was the only player in FBS to have at least five sacks, five forced fumbles and one interception. Hollins finished his collegiate career with 184 total tackles (36 for loss), 14 sacks, two interceptions seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. After the season, Hollins was invited to participate in the 2019 East–West Shrine Game and was named the game's defensive MVP after making 10 tackles, three of which were for a loss and two of which were sacks.
Hollins was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Broncos acquired this selection by trading Trevor Siemian to the Minnesota Vikings. Hollins signed a four-year rookie contract that included $300,000 in guaranteed money on May 14, 2019.
- ↑ Alger, Tyson (August 9, 2017). "What's old is new again for Justin Hollins, which may be good for Oregon Ducks' defense". https://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/2017/08/whats_old_is_new_again_for_jus.html.
- ↑ Smith, Corbett (October 28, 2013). "Arlington Martin DE Justin Hollins verbally commits to Oregon". The Dallas Morning News. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/footballheadlines/2013/10/28/arlington-martin-de-justin-hollins-verbally-commits-to-oregon.
- ↑ Vanoni, Maggie (October 17, 2018). "Best for Last: Justin Hollins’ final season is on pace to be his finest". Daily Emerald. https://www.dailyemerald.com/sports/football/best-for-last-justin-hollins-final-season-is-on-pace/article_d6bc94d2-7cb9-5a97-a4de-e7358e9b194d.html.
- ↑ Fentress, Aaron (March 2, 2019). "Former Oregon Ducks LB Justin Hollins' stock could be ready to soar". NBC Sports Northwest. https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/oregon-ducks/former-oregon-ducks-lb-justin-hollins-stock-could-be-ready-soar?cid=Yahoo&partner=ya4nbcs.
- ↑ Fredrickson, Kyle (April 27, 2019). "Justin Hollins selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of NFL draft". The Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/27/justin-hollins-denver-broncos-fifth-round-pick/.
- ↑ Wakeman, Travis (April 27, 2019). "Instant analysis of Broncos' selection of Justin Hollins in NFL draft". USA Today. https://broncoswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/27/denver-broncos-nfl-draft-results-instant-analysis-justin-hollins-pick/.
- ↑ Crepes, James (January 19, 2019). "Oregon linebacker Justin Hollins named Defensive MVP of East-West Shrine Game". The Oregonian. OregonLive.com. https://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/2019/01/oregon-linebacker-justin-hollins-named-defensive-mvp-of-east-west-shrine-game.html.
- ↑ Payne, Scotty (April 27, 2019). "Denver Broncos select Oregon linebacker, Justin Hollins in the fifth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft". SB Nation. https://www.milehighreport.com/2019/4/27/18520139/denver-broncos-select-oregon-linebacker-justin-hollins-in-the-fifth-round-of-the-2019-nfl-draft.
- ↑ Bedinger, Sayre (May 14, 2019). "Justin Hollins signs his rookie contract with the Denver Broncos". FanSided. https://predominantlyorange.com/2019/05/14/justin-hollins-signs-rookie-contract-denver-broncos/.