Spencer Hollie (center) with his parents, retired NFL and SMU alumni, Douglas Hollie and Pastor Sharon Hollie on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 6. Photo by Ralph Howard.
On National Signing Day last week, senior Spencer Hollie signed a National Letter of Intent in front of family, teammates, coaches and school staff as the first African American student at Dublin High School to receive a full ride scholarship in Division 1 football.
Hollie will start at Southern Methodist University on July 1, studying pre-law.
“It feels really good knowing that I will leave my mark at Dublin High forever and that others can follow in the future,” he said.
The athlete maintains a 3.5 GPA while playing two varsity sports, football and basketball. He has a three-star national rating, was named Defensive Lineman of the Year, First-Team Diablo Foothill Athletic League and NCS First-Team Scholar-Athlete this past season.
Currently battling for a run for the state championship on the Dublin Varsity Basketball team, Hollie assisted his team in winning the 2013 Diablo Foothill championship title for the first time this month.
He was also selected to play in the South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl game for the top 2013 seniors across the country. An active member of the community, Hollie is the Teen Vice President of the Contra Costa County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and participated in the 2012 Oakland Bay Area Links Cotillion.