37  Bakari Hollier
Bakari  Hollier


Lafayette, La.

High School:
Acadiana HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200




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One of the most experience members of the Tigers' secondary having played in 33 career games, starting nine contests ... Heading into his senior season has registered 70 career tackles including 49 solo stops ... Has intercepted two passes during his career including one during his junior campaign ... His 13 career pass breakups is the most by a returning player ... Also has 2.5 career tackles for lost yardage. In addition to playing time at cornerback, has also seen action on kickoff/punt returns ... On special teams has 27 kickoff returns for 475 yards and has returned two punts for eight yards during his career ... Member of football coach Justin Fuente's Leadership Council both his sophomore and junior seasons.

Honors (Academic/Athletic)

Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the Spring 2014 semester.

2013 (Junior)

Member of head coach Justin Fuente's Leadership Council junior year after being one of just three sophomores who served on the council in 2012 ... Notched 29 total tackles including one for a three-yard loss during a junior season in which he played all 12 games including three starts ... Of his 29 tackles, 22 were solo stops ... Led the Tigers with eight pass breakups ... Had multi-tackles in nine games during the year and started the 2013 campaign with five tackles against Duke ... The five tackles against the Blue Devils would end up being a season high, equaled in the Tigers' road game at Houston ... Had a 33-yard interception in the Tigers' road game at Middle Tennessee the second game of the season ... Interception and return to the MT 38 set up a 41-yard field goal by Jake Elliott as time expired in the first half ... Had three solo tackles in win over Arkansas State ... In addition to a pair of tackles, had a career-high three pass breakups against UCF ... In addition to multi-tackle games each of the final three games of the season had at least one pass breakup in all three contests ... Closed out the year with four tackles (three solo stops) and had two pass breakups at UConn.

2012 (Sophomore)

Played in all 12 games, starting two contests as a sophomore ... Registered 20 total tackles (12 solo stops) including a tackle for lost yardage ... Also had three pass breakups during the season ... Began the season with a four-tackle game against UT Martin ... Over the course of the Tigers' three-game win streak to end the season had 11 tackles along with three pass breakups ... Registered a career-high seven tackles (six solo stops) in the team's win over Tulane ... Third-down pass breakup late in the first quarter would force the Green Wave to settle for a field goal ... Closed out the season with three tackles against Southern Miss ... Also had four kickoff returns for 95 yards against USM ... Helped set the tone of the Southern Miss game with a pass breakup to force USM to punt on its first offensive series.

2011 (Freshman)

Saw action in nine games ... Made four starts ... Recorded 21 total tackles with 15 solo hits and six assists ... Had 21 kickoff returns for 380 yards (18.1 average) and two punt returns for eight yards ... Made his collegiate debut vs Mississippi State and recorded one solo tackle vs the Bulldogs ... Collected a season-high five total tackles (3-2) vs Arkansas State ... Recorded first collegiate interception vs the Red Wolves ... Also posted season bests for kick returns (5) and kick return yards (99) vs Arkansas State ... Had one punt return for six yards vs the Red Wolves ... Registered two solo hits, one kick return for 12 yards and one punt return for two yards vs Austin Peay ... Missed the SMU game ... Returned to play vs Middle Tennessee and had four kick returns for 65 yards ... Recorded two solo stops and four kick returns for 60 yards vs Rice ... Tied a season high with five kick returns (90 yards) vs East Carolina ... Had three total tackles and his first collegiate pass breakup vs Tulane ... Registered a season-high four solo tackler and added an assist (five total tackles) vs UCF... Recorded second pass breakup of season vs the Knights ... Had one kick return for 21 yards vs UCF ... Logged two total tackles (1-1) and forced his first fumble vs UAB ... Also had one kick return for 33 yards vs the Blazers ... Missed the final two games of the season injury.

Acadiana High School

Played for Coach Ted Davidson at Acadiana High School ... Saw most of his time in the secondary ... Logged 68 tackles and seven interceptions in 2010 ... Also registered two defensive touchdowns as a senior ... Selected to the Class 5-A All-State Team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a defensive back following his senior season ... Also credited with a 39-yard pass completion and 15 rushing yards and a TD ... Helped the Rams to an 11-4 record and the 2010 Louisiana state championship with a win over West Monroe ... Earned the LHSCA Award in both 2009 and 2010 ... Also earned all-state, All-Acadiana and all-district honors following his junior and senior seasons ... Squad advanced to the state semifinals in 2009 and finished with a 10-3 record ... Logged 69 tackles and six interceptions as a defensive back in 2009.


Son of Louis and Sherita Hollier ... Born Dec. 17, 1992, in Lafayette, La. ... Brother Louis Hollier was a wide receiver at Northwestern State in Louisiana ... Majoring in sports management.

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