NFL News of July 10, 2003

Tony Hollings NFL Houston Texans

Former Georgia Tech back Tony Hollings went to the Houston Texans with the 32nd pick in the second round of Thursday’s NFL supplemental draft.

Hollings, who led the NCAA in rushing after four games last fall before sustaining a season-ending knee injury, had been interviewed by the Bears, but the team ultimately considered him too big of a risk to sacrifice a high draft pick.

The 5-foot-10-inch, 216-pound speedster says he is healthy enough to begin training camp, but some teams favored placing him on the “physically unable to perform list” until October.

— David Haugh, Chicago Tribune “Texans take draft risk on RB eyed by Bears”

Hollings spent three seasons for the Texans, totaling 49 carries for 149 yards. He bounced around NFL Europe from 2007 – 2009, playing for the Hamburg Sea Devils, Dresden Monarchs and Berlin Adler.

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