Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Dwight Hollier attended the University of North Carolina where he was an All-ACC linebacker and Academic All-Conference student athlete. The Dolphins selected Hollier in the fourth round of the 1992 draft and he would go on to play eight of his nine NFL seasons in Miami.
In The Tank, Dwight reflects upon his childhood in Hampton, as well as the story behind his unexpected nickname (2:45). He also recalls his draft class, which featured first round selections Troy Vincent and Marco Coleman (14:38), explains his mindset while playing for the Fins Mike Westhoff-led special teams units (25:51), details the moment he knew the Dolphins struck gold with the selection of Zach Thomas (38:42), and candidly shares his very personal struggles with transitioning out of football, which ultimately led him down his current career path as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Health, Well-Being, and Program Outreach at UNC (49:10).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd aka DJ Prēc and Miami Dolphins Productions.
Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.