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Mountain West Football Championship

Wyoming’s Jacob Hollister walks off the field after Wyoming’s loss to San Diego State in the Mountain West Football Championship game on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Former Wyoming tight end Jacob Hollister was signed by New England as an undrafted free agent Saturday, Hollister told the Star-Tribune.

Hollister was the fifth best undrafted prospect, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Patriots also signed Arkansas receiver Cody Hollister, Jacob Hollister's twin brother, as an undrafted free agent.

As a senior in 2016, Jacob Hollister had 29 catches, 488 yards and six receiving touchdowns, earning first-team all-Mountain West honors. His six touchdowns through the air were best among Mountain West tight ends and tied for 68th in the country among all pass-catchers.

Hollister had two touchdowns and a season-high 144 receiving yards in Wyoming's upset of No. 13 Boise State. No Mountain West tight end had more receiving yards in a game last season.

Hollister participated in the College Gridiron Showcase after his senior season and said he was told he was "on the cusp" of receiving an NFL Combine invite.

Originally a quarterback prospect, he transferred from Nevada and Arizona Western en route to Wyoming.

Two Wyoming players were drafted Saturday, Brian Hill and Chase Roullier

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Brandon Foster reports on University of Wyoming athletics. He joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 after graduating from the University of Missouri and covering Mizzou athletics for two years. A St. Louis native, he lives in Laramie.

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