Mountain View High School alum Jacob Hollister practiced today as a member of the regular season roster for the New England Patriots. The undrafted rookie free agent beat out other rookies and veteran James O’Shaughnessy at training camp to secure the 3rd-string spot at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen.
The Boston Globe’s beat reporter for the Patriots, Jim McBride, spoke to Central Oregon Daily on Saturday after the roster decision was announced. “Jacob really impressed from the moment camp started and was one of the offensive surprises of the summer,” said McBride. “He provides the Patriots with that athletic, stretch-the-field tight end to complement Rob Gronkowski and Dwyane Allen and his work on kick coverage teams is a big bonus.”
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker is in Foxborough today and got a chance to talk with Jacob before practice. Allison will have live reports from Foxborough on Central Oregon Daily on Monday (Labor Day) at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ