LARAMIE -- Jacob Hollister is back in Sin City.

The former Wyoming tight end signed with the Raiders Wednesday, rejoining the organization he was released from last September. The Bend, Ore., native did re-sign with Las Vegas in November and appeared in three games before again being cut. He finished the 2022 season on Seattle's practice squad.

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Hollister, 29, is the fourth UW player on the Raiders' current roster, joining Marcus Epps, Tyler Hall and Azizi Hearn.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound undrafted free agent has spent parts of six seasons in the NFL, suiting up for New England, Seattle, Jacksonville, Las Vegas and Minnesota.



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Hollister played three seasons in Laramie, snagging 75 passes for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns. He saved his best for last, becoming one of Josh Allen's go-to targets in the 2016 campaign. Hollister hauled in 32 balls for 515 yards and seven scores while helping lead the Cowboys to a Mountain Division title and a trip to the conference championship game.

Hollister has started 12 games during his NFL career, catching 83 passes for 707 yards and seven touchdowns.

Here are the other former Cowboys currently on NFL rosters:

Tyler Hall - Cornerback - Las Vegas Raiders (Third year)

*Azizi Hearn - Cornerback - Las Vegas Raiders (Rookie)

Marcus Epps - Safety - Las Vegas Raiders (Fifth year)

* Xazavian Valladay - Running back - Houston Texans (Rookie)

* CJ Coldon - Cornerback - Minnesota Vikings (Rookie)

Chad Muma - Linebacker - Jacksonville Jaguars (Second year)

Andrew Wingard - Safety - Jacksonville Jaguars (Fifth year)

Mike Purcell - Defensive tackle - Denver Broncos (Eighth year)

Carl Granderson - Defensive end - New Orleans Saints (Fifth year)

Tashaun Gipson - Safety - San Francisco 49ers (12th year)

Logan Wilson - Linebacker - Cincinnati Bengals (Fourth year)

Josh Allen - Quarterback - Buffalo Bills (Sixth year)

* Transferred from Wyoming

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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