Kentucky football seniors go through workouts for professional scouts
Made good progress last season and has been a parttime starter ... Plays with a high motor, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the field ... One of the nation's top 100 junior-college prospects in 2008 ... Has played in 23 games, including five starts ... Took a redshirt year in junior college, so he has another season of eligibility remaining.
2010 (Junior): Played in 10 games with five starts ... Totaled 24 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... Career high in tackles vs. Charleston Southern with seven ... Was part of a defensive frontline that allowed only two yards rushing in the second half to South Carolina ... Had four tackles, a sack and 2.5 TFL at Ole Miss.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games ... Made 16 tackles, with a season high of five vs. Tennessee ... Had a five-yard tackle for loss in the Music City Bowl ... Also broke up two passes during the season.
Junior College: Redshirted as a freshman in 2007 at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... In 2008 he played in eight games, totaling 41 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup ... Had 6.5 quarterback sacks - an excellent number for a defensive tackle - leading the team in that category and ranking sixth in the Jayhawk Conference ... Ranked No. 27 among the nation's top junior-college players by SuperPrep and No. 69 by Rivals.com ... Coached by Darian Dulin ... "Mark's strengths are his 'get off the ball' (quickness) and ability to anticipate the snap count," Dulin said. "He plays with a high motor and is hard to block. He uses his hands well, has good punch and runs well for an inside guy."
High School: Played his high-school football at Ben Davis HS in Indianapolis ... Earned all-conference honors ... Two-year starter at defensive tackle ... Played youth league and middle-school football, but did not play his first two years of high school before resuming the game as a junior ... Coached by Tom Allen.
Personal: Born in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Terri Hollowell ... Major is sociology.
Community Cats: Participated in an event at a day-care center (2010).