July 22, 2019

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Diamond In The Rough: Colby Hollier

In this edition of Diamond In The Rough, I will be highlighting 4-star 1st team all-district running back Colby Hollier from South Beauregard. At 6’1 and 180lbs with a 4.53 forty, Colby has good size and speed for the running back spot. Along with his build, he has a good head on shoulder, maintaining a 3.4 GPA in the classroom. On the gridiron, his running style can be summed up with on word—“effort”. He seeks contact and will fight for every inch. He has a good initial burst that allows him to get to the edge and pull off long runs. Out the backfield he displays soft hands and finds the opens space. Outside of running back, he is a solid kick returner who is good at following blocks and finding the seam. He has a bit of wiggle to him and can make defenders miss. As a person, Colby comes off as an earnest person who values his Christianity. You can to learn more about Colby the football player and Colby the person below.

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How did you first get into football?

  • When I was little, I loved watching football and always wanted to play it. So, at six years old my parents signed me up for flag football and I been played ever since. My Mom really was the first one who got me into the game.

Why do you still play football?

  • I love the game. The adrenaline rush you get when you play is amazing, but I can’t describe it. When I’m on the field I’m just playing and not really thinking. Also, just being on the field with my teammates and being apart of something bigger than me is great.

What has football taught you?

  • Its taught me how to be a leader. Before football, I was never a real people’s person or vocal. It taught me how to step up and speak out. Right now, I’m leader to my team’s underclassman and the kids in my area. I set a good example for them by helping other people, being respectful, and excelling in school.

Best football memory?

  • My favorite memory was time I scored five touchdowns in our homecoming game last year. I scored on a kick return, catch, and three rushing touchdowns. That was amazing.

Who is your favorite NFL Player?

  • I would have to say Odell Beckham Jr. He set goals his rookie year that he wanted to achieve. Even when he didn’t accomplish some of those goals he kept moving forward and eventually won Rookie of the Year. I want to have that same kind of mindset as a person and player.

How would you describe your style of play?

  • I’m more of an agility guy than a power guy. I’m good on outside runs and bubble screens. Someone who beats you in space.

Describe yourself in three word?

  • Athletic, Humble, Hard-working.

Who or what has influenced you the most in your life?

  • I would say my Dad. He makes sure to do the right things and makes sure I do the same. He taught me how to work hard and not to give up on things you want. He also taught me to do the right things and how to be a good Christian. My Christianity is very important to me.

What do you want to major in once you get to college?

  • I plan on majoring in Criminal Justice. For my future job I want to be a state trooper or a game warden. I like being outdoors and hunting, and that’s what a game warden’s job is basically. I also like things that are constantly changing, something that’s different every day.

What sets you apart as a person and a player?

  • My team and other people I know looks up to me.  They expect big things from. Their expectations motivate me to do better and push me not to let them down.

How do you prepare for an upcoming game?

  • Practice as hard as I can and use all the information the coaches give to me. I also watch film on my opponent and look for the little things that can help me excel in the game. I’m mainly looking at the linebackers and how they move and trying to pick up on any tendencies they have.

Outside of football, what do you want to achieve?

  • I want to become a better Christian who helps motivate others and brings people closer to God. I want to fulfill my dreams in life and not get stuck with something I don’t want to do. And I want to be a great leader that works hard in every aspect of life.

Goals for the upcoming season?

  • My goal for this season is to help my team make the playoff and be the best leader I can be.