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Role Call: Alec Holler ready to compete at TE


(Editor's Note: As part of the preparation for training camp, this series will introduce 25 players who are new to the Cowboys' roster, rookies and veterans alike. We'll continue with tight end Alec Holler.)

How He Got Here: Signed as a rookie free agent following the 2024 NFL Draft, Holler spent his career at UCF and was a key part of the offense in the final three seasons. In 2023, Holler caught 22 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, nearly the same as his numbers in 2022 when he caught 22 balls for 276 and a touchdown. Holler also earned All-Academic honors for the American Athletic Conference four times.

What's Next: Holler is looking to be the next undrafted tight end to turn some heads during a Cowboys training camp. But he's not alone, as he joins rookie Brevyn Spann-Ford. But for Holler to make a difference, he not only has to out-perform his fellow rookie tight end, but also compete with the likes of John Stephens, Princeton Fant and Peyton Hendershot – all of which were undrafted tight ends over the last two years. Special teams is always a way to make your mark as a rookie, especially with the new kickoff rules that have teams still looking for the best options to tackle the return game.

Did You Know: Holler had one of the pivotal plays for UFC in 2022, with an **amazing one-handed touchdown catch** in the final seconds to bring the Knights back against in-state rival South Florida.

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