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Former Wootton wide receiver enjoys life as a Super Bowl champion

Mack HollinsMack Hollins. FILE PHOTOFormer Wootton wide receiver Mack Hollins is a Super Bowl champion.
The Rockville native celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The Eagles’ rookie wide receiver and special teams contributor earned a Super Bowl ring in his first season on the job. Not a bad way to begin your NFL career.
Wootton head coach Eddie Tolliver said he watched the entire game from start to finish and beamed with pride over his former pupil.
“It just shows if you put the hard work and effort into it where you can go,” explained Tolliver, who noted that Hollins took a roundabout way to the NFL.

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Father and son use Super Bowl to collect food donations for homeless

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Tom McCormack and his son Colin McCormack stand outside the Giant on Old Georgetown Rd. in Bethesda 1aTom McCormack and his son Colin McCormack stand outside the Giant supermarket on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. PHOTO BY NICKOLAI SUKHAREV  BETHESDA — With the Super Bowl set to kick off Sunday, Bethesda resident Tom McCormack and his 12-year-old son Colin McCormack, are bearing near-freezing temperatures on Saturday afternoon to collect donations.

Standing outside the Giant supermarket on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, they’ve taken advantage of the NFL matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots to entice shoppers to donate certain items based on the team they support.

We’re both very pleased with the way things are going,” McCormack said.

“I think people are being very generous,” Colin added as he handed fliers to shoppers entering the store.

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Patriots find they have a MoCo connection

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady all but cemented his legacy as one of the NFL’s all-time greats with his performance Sunday in Super Bowl LI, but an unlikely hero also emerged from the game.

Patriots running back James White, a fourth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, had a breakthrough performance in New England’s 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons.

White, a former standout at the University of Wisconsin, caught a Super Bowl-record 14 passes for 110 yards and scored three touchdowns against Atlanta, including the game-winning 2-yard reception from Brady to help New England capture its second title in three years.

White, 25, received high praise from Brady but also had a relative in Montgomery County who was not at all surprised.

“That’s kind of what I expect out of him,” said Robert Pratt, 50, a cousin who lives in Silver Spring, “because he’s not an every-down back.”

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for October 20, 2016:

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Montgomery Marty predicts the ‘Skins for Super Bowl Sunday

Montgomery Marty

 

Marty is ready to burst. The Big ‘Hawg fan has had enough of dissin’ the Hawgs.
Marty also wants to know what happened to the Packers last week. Aaron Rodgers looked like RGIII on the field and that ain’t a good thing.
The Green and Gold was supposed to whoop up on the Cow Pokes so the Hawgs could cruise.
Never mind, after winning four-straight The Sound and the Fury is waiting for Captain Kirk to cut loose with another “How you Like THAT!”
He’s earned it. And he earned Marty’s respect giving up his body rushing for a first down on a drive that led to a touchdown last week.
From Marty’s sideline seat, one could see Captain Kirk is the heart of this Redskin football team and Marty predicts a bunch of seasons ahead of this young man - eventually leading the Hawgs back to the Lombardi Trophy.
You heard it here first folks. Write it down and make book on it. The Big Cigar is never wrong. Speaking of which ole Marty was real close on a bunch of games last week and went 14-3. So let’s look ahead.

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Travis Hawkins and the Super Bowl connection

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footballMalcolm Butler played the role of Super Bowl hero after making a spectacular goal line interception to preserve the New England Patriots’ 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Butler, a Mississippi native, beat out Quince Orchard product and former All-Sentinel standout Travis Hawkins during New England’s preseason training camp to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

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