Hollins expected to be called up for Vikings’ game Monday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

Alexander Hollins, Eastern’s leading wide receiver last season, may see playing time Monday night as the Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks.

Hollins is expected to be promoted from the Vikings’ practice squad Monday, according to NBCSports because the Vikings only have three healthy wide receivers on the 53-man roster.

Hollins would give the Vikings a fourth healthy receiver for the game.

Hollins was undrafted out of Eastern, but played with the Vikings in the preseason.

Before the regular season, Hollins was cut by the Vikings, before being signed to the team’s practice squad, where he has been all season.

Because the Vikings only have three healthy receivers, as NBCSports reported Monday afternoon, Hollins may get some chances to make some plays in the game, if he is promoted.

Despite Eastern’s 3-8 record last season, Hollins was one of the shining stars for the Panthers.

Hollins was one of the best receivers in the OVC last season, ranking first for receptions and reception yards per game (7.2 and 99.1, respectively).

He also led Eastern in every receiving category, notably catching a team-high 16 touchdowns, which was also one of the highest totals in the OVC.

For the cherry on top, Hollins was also named a First Team All-OVC player last season.

Dillan Schorfheide can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].