The Most Memorable Hollis Thomas Highlight
Hollis Thomas played in parts of nine seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1996-2005. The former run-stuffing defensive tackle has stayed in touch with the fan base through his involvement with Philly Sports Trips.
When 97.5 The Fanatic hosts the pregame show at Live Casino before the Eagles home opener, Andrew Salciunas, Bob Cooney, and Pat Egan will also have a special guest on site. Just hope that whole bit about a wrestling match between Hollis and Pat doesn’t actually materialize.
Hollis Thomas Hammers Michael Vick
The 6-foot-0, 300-pounder became an important part of a feared Eagles defense under Andy Reid and Jim Johnson. The team advanced to four NFC Championship Games during his tenure, but injuries kept him out of the first three.
The Eagles advanced to face the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field after the 2004 season. “Tank” made his presence known.
The Eagles entered as favorites, but the injury to Terrell Owens had created some adversity for a team that otherwise steamrolled through the 2004 season.
A 7-0 lead in the first quarter ignited a crowd that felt like they were finally getting over the hump after three consecutive devastating losses in the conference championship round.
The Philadelphia defense faced one obstacle before advancing to the Super Bowl: stopping Michael Vick. The feared dual-threat led a long 17-play drive down the field in the second quarter that resulted in a third-and-goal. It was a key swing play in the game, and the Eagles needed their defensive front to make a stand.
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
Tank stuffed Michael Vick with the type of hit that can ignite the home crowd at the Linc. The Falcons settled for three. The Eagles ultimately punished Vick all day long on the way to a 27-10 victory that went down as the true highlight of the Andy Reid era.
97.5 The Fanatic At Eagles Home Opener
Stop by Live Casino to see Andrew, Bob, and Pat break down the Eagles before the matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. EROCK will be the live DJ for the Philly Sports Trips tailgate, and their special guest isn’t the type to sit around in a dull atmosphere.
“Hollis, I would say, really does enjoy the party too, very much at Philly Sports Trips. He’s not there sitting in an ivory tower. He enjoys getting to hang with the people and party a little bit. So, get ready for it.” -John Kincade