I like to feature less-known players in my articles sometimes. Today we will be featuring Free Agent RB Rob Hollomon.
In high school, Hollomon was a 2 sport athlete. Playing football & basketball, Hollomon was a 4 year varsity player in both sports. In football he lead his team to 3 straight catholic league & city championships. He set a city record during his senior year with 42 TDs total & 36 rushing TDs. In basketball Hollomon was a very good shooter. He set a record with 3,000 rushing yards in football & 1,00 points in basketball.
At Kent State University, Hollomon red-shirted his freshman year before transferring to Central Connecticut State University the following season. Hollomon started 3 seasons at CCSU where he became the All-time leading rusher in program history. During his junior year, Hollomon lead the nation in All-purpose yards & was an All-American. And finally during his senior year, Hollomon finished 2nd team All-American & was nominated for the Walter Payton award.
In college, Hollomon totaled 725 attempts, 3,672 rushing yards and 30 TDs. Hollomon also totaled 82 receptions, 773 yards, and 2 TDs. He was also a pretty decent kick returner as well. He totaled 1,692 yards and 1 TD while averaging 23.5 yards per return.
During his pro day at Central Connecticut, he ran a 4.41 40 with a range of 4.39-4.43 40, while posting a 38.5 vertical jump. He also benched 225 lbs 14 times. One of Hollomon’s strengths is his speed, as shown before.
Hollomon has a small stature, as you may notice on the field. A weakness of Hollomon’s is his size, listed at 5’8, 170 lbs. Despite his small stature, Hollomon is very explosive on the ground. What may impress you about Hollomon is that he averaged 113.3 rushing yards per game in college. Hollomon breaks through holes with ease every time he runs the ball. Once he gets some open space, there’s no chance the opposing defense will stop him.
Hollomon signed a try-out deal with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted Free Agent back in 2015, before getting released later in the off-season. He was later with the Atlanta Falcons for their rookie mini-camp. Hollomon recently spent time with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL, which was short lived.
While never getting a fair opportunity in the NFL, the 27 year old Hollomon looks to crack a teams roster this season. Could Hollomon possibly look at playing in the Canadian Football League again or the recently developed American of Alliance Football league?
The AAF would be great for Hollomon as he looks to get another chance in the league. Teams should definitely take a look at him for his returning ability. His elusiveness, speed, and agility would make for a great return man.