Rhinos share knowledge with former NFL star
Leeds Rhinos were joined by a special guest at training in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon when former local NFL star Mike Hollis watched training and met with the teams kickers after the session.
Hollis was the Jacksonville Jaguars first place kicker when the side joined the NFL in 1995 season and spent four seasons at the club earning a place at the end of season Pro Bowl in 1997, after converting 31 of 36 field goals that season and 40 of 40 extra points for 134 points. He was a key member of four Jaguar playoff teams from 1996-1999 and finished his Jaguars career converting 175 of 217 field goals, and made at least 80 percent of his field goals each season from 1996-2000.
He watched the Rhinos afternoon session and chatted with Assistant Coach Barry Eaton about the kicking styles in both games. Eaton commented, “It was great to share ideas about kicking with Mike. He was interested in the different styles that kickers have in Rugby League because in the NFL generally there is just one style and the better kickers are those who can execute it accurately under pressure. He spent time chatting with Rob Burrow, Jordan Lilley and Liam Sutcliffe as well as myself and it is always good to hear about the techniques involved in kicking from a different perspective.”
Hollis is coming along to the Rhinos game on Sunday when they take on the USA Hawks at the University of North Florida.