Mike Hollis
No. 21
Personal information
Born: (1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 50)
Kellogg, Idaho
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight:179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school:Spokane (WA) Central Valley
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Michael Shane Hollis (born May 22, 1972) is an American football placekicker for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League. He formerly played in the National Football League from 1994-2003, before joining for the Sharks in 2022 after almost 20 years of retirement. He spent most of his nine-year NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, kicking for the team from 1995–2001 and setting several team records.[1] He then played for the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants before initially retiring after an injury in 2003.

Early years

Born in Kellogg, Idaho,[2] Hollis grew up in eastern Washington in the Spokane area and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1990. He kicked for the University of Idaho in 1992 and 1993, after two seasons at Wenatchee Valley College.[3][4]


Hollis was signed as an undrafted free agent by the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars in the team's inaugural 1995 season.[5] He played for the Jaguars for seven seasons, setting a number of the new club's kicking records.[1] He was released following the 2001 season and was picked up by the Buffalo Bills, for whom he played for one season in 2002. He was signed by the New York Giants in 2003, but missed the 2003 season after being placed on injured reserve after hurting his back, a problem he battled for several seasons.[6][7] He never recovered from the injury and failed his physical in March 2004, ending his NFL career.[8][9]

NAL and later years

After being retired from the NFL for almost 20 years, Hollis joined the Jacksonville Sharks in the NAL in 2022.[10][11] Since his retirement from the NFL, Hollis has been staying in shape through organizing kicking camps.


  1. ^ a b Sullivan, Tim (March 31, 2002). "The next in line?". Gainesville Sun. (Florida). p. 3C.
  2. ^ Lee, Greg (August 3, 2013). "Former NFL kicker Hollis back in area for camps". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington).
  3. ^ Meehan, Jim (November 17, 1992). "Hollis gives Vandals extra yards with his foot". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C2.
  4. ^ Miedema, Laurence (September 2, 1993). "UI hopes teams are special". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1C.
  5. ^ "Hollis tries to hang on with Jaguars". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). staff and wire reports. August 17, 1996. p. 1D.
  6. ^ "Bad back hampers Hollis". Gainesville Sun. (Florida). September 15, 2000. p. 7C.
  7. ^ "Jaguars face season without Hollis". Bangor Daily News. (Maine). September 19, 2000. p. C5.
  8. ^ "Hollis waived by Giants". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire reports. March 19, 2004. p. C2.
  9. ^ "Giants waive PK Mike Hollis, get S Jack Brewer". ESPN. March 19, 2004. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  10. ^ Pepper, Cole (June 1, 2022). "He's back: Former Jaguars kicker Mike Hollis to kick for Sharks on Friday". News 4 Jax. (Jacksonville, Florida).
  11. ^ Curran, Steve (June 1, 2022). "JACKSONVILLE SHARKS ACTIVATE FORMER JAGUARS KICKER MIKE HOLLIS". Jacksonville Sharks. (Jacksonville, Florida).