Duke Football BIO
27 Jay Hollingsworth
2011: Reserve running back with good experience ... offers quality depth ... physical north-south runner ... certain receiving threat out of the backfield ... very dependable in pass protection ... in 35 career games, owns career totals of 753 rushing yards on 207 attempts, 304 receiving yards on 47 receptions and 132 kickoff return yards on eight attempts ... enters final season with 1,188 career all-purpose yards ... has 12 multi-reception games and 11 contests with 30 or more rushing yards to his credit ... on the field for 953 total snaps through three seasons.
2010: Played in all 12 games ... rushed 45 times for 175 yards and two TDs ... caught five passes for 29 yards ... gained a season-high 69 yards on 10 attempts versus Miami ... scoring runs came against Elon and Virginia Tech ... hauled in a season-high two passes at Maryland ... on the field for 290 snaps.
2009: Played in 11 games with two starting assignments ... missed the Virginia Tech contest due to injury and played just two snaps the following week at N.C. State ... starts came versus Maryland and Virginia ... finished second on the team in rushing with 179 rushing yards on 54 attempts ... caught 17 passes for 87 yards ... returned two kickoffs for 37 yards ... rushed for a season-best 39 yards on 12 carries in the win at Virginia ... caught four passes for 15 yards in the season-opener versus Richmond and had three catches for 34 yards against Maryland ... on the field for 272 total plays.
2008: Played in all 12 games with two starts ... led the team in rushing with 399 yards and one TD on 107 attempts ... became the first true freshman to lead the Blue Devils in rushing since B.J. Hill did so in 1998 ... the 399 rushing yards rank as the ninth-highest single-season total by a Duke rookie ... finished third on the team with 25 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns ... the 25 receptions marked the fifth-highest total by a freshman in Duke history and second-most by a first-year running back behind Julius Grantham's 27 catches in 1983 ... returned six kickoffs for 94 yards, good for an average of 15.7 yards per return ... scored first collegiate touchdown on a 10-yard reception against Virginia, a score that snapped a 3-3 tie in the third quarter and helped the Blue Devils to a 31-3 victory ... also had 15 carries for 59 yards against the Cavaliers ... recorded first career rushing TD at Wake Forest on a six-yard run ... finished with a season-high 67 yards on 15 carries versus the Demon Deacons ... caught a season-best seven balls for 80 yards and one TD against N.C. State ... rushed for 50 yards on nine carries against North Carolina to go with six receptions for 61 yards, including a season-long catch of 39 yards ... drew his first collegiate start at Virginia Tech and rushed for 24 yards on eight carries ... also started against North Carolina, playing a season-high 58 snaps ... logged 391 plays for the year with 30 or more in seven games.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Lee County under Jody Stouffer ... represented North Carolina in the 72nd annual Shrine Bowl on December 15, 2007 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... listed as the No. 28 overall prospect in North Carolina and No. 3 running back in the state by Rivals.com ... charted as the No. 76 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... two-time all-conference selection ... as a senior, rushed 157 times for 1,029 yards and 12 TDs and earned team offensive player of the year honors ... in junior season, rushed for 1,048 yards and 12 TDs on 123 attempts to earn team MVP honors ... gained 492 yards and eight TDs on 104 rushing attempts as a sophomore as Lee County went 9-6 and captured district and sectional championships ... finished career with 2,569 rushing yards and 33 TDs ... also participated in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Son of Michelle Hollingsworth and Jerry Ray ... born March 28, 1990 ... studying computer science and African/African American Studies as part of an inter-department major.