The New England Patriots are #winning a lot these days. Or is it #twinning?
Indeed, a set of twin brothers in Jacob and Cody Hollister are vying for spots on a loaded Patriots roster this season.
Per the Boston Herald, Jacob, a tight end from Wyoming, and Cody, a receiver from Arkansas, had plenty of interested teams after their names weren't called in April's draft. While they didn't plan to end up together in New England, that's how it happened.
"We actually had no idea what was going to happen and it just played out like this," said Jacob Hollister. "It’s a great opportunity for us to play together, but in the back of our minds we had no idea we would be playing at the same spot."
The twins played together at Arizona Western Community College prior to their transfers to the Cowboys and Razorbacks.
The twins say they've been spending their nights with the Pats studying and testing each other on the playbook.
"Being in the playbook together, we can test each other, we can line up in the living room and walk through routes and formations," said Cody Hollister. "So literally we’re in our room studying all the time. If you go in there there’s not much TV going on, we’re just sitting there studying and quizzing each other with flash cards and different things."
"The whole process, two twins on the same team, it’s ridiculous. The odds are crazy, so having him here is great," he added.
Interestingly, their not the first set of twins to be welcomes to the Patriots family. Wide receiver Chris Hogan recently celebrated the birth of twins, a boy and a girl.
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