Overview: Blocked four field goals in 2001, that mark tied the national record set by Hawaii's Mike Akiu in 1982 ... Has seven career field goal blocks, that might be a national record ... Has also blocked two punts ... A preseason candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation's top defensive player.
In 2001: Ranked third on the team in tackles with 104 for the season, he was a first-team All-ACC performer and earned the Pack's Mike Hardy Award for the player who demonstrates a winning attitude ... Had five double-figure tackle totals for the season ... Suffered a neck sprain versus Duke, he was not at full-speed versus Florida State but still made eight tackles, including a tackle for loss ... Played more snaps than any other Wolfpack player in 2001, he was in for 795 plays from scrimmage and also played numerous plays on special teams ... Named the Pack's "Most Dependable" defensive back following 2002 spring workouts, he was also named the "Most Outstanding Player" on defense and won the defensive leadership honor ... Can do 40 chin-ups, that mark ties for fourth on the team ... Tied for sixth on the team in the broad jump with a 10' mark ... Younger brother of former Wolfpack consensus All-American Torry Holt, now a star with the St. Louis Rams.
In 2000: Started 12 games at free safety, he finished fourth on the team with 89 tackles for the regular season ... Earned second-team All-ACC accolades... Blocked a potential game-tying field goal in the waning seconds against Indiana ... Also blocked field goals versus Florida State and Duke, giving him five for his career.... Played all 95 official snaps in the loss to fifth-ranked Clemson, he played more than 100 including penalties... Notched 12 tackles, including seven solos in that contest ... Posted the fifth-best special teams points total on the squad (79) and ranked third on the team in special teams plays (200) ... Posted a career-high 15 tackles and caused a fumble against No. 6 Florida State ... In for 67 punt team snaps, that mark tied for the second-highest on the team, his 34 points on the punt team ranked third ... Named the Pack's Most Improved Defensive Back for 2000 spring workouts.
In 1999: Helped the Wolfpack set a single season record for blocked punts with six last season, he blocked two in the win at No. 17 Texas ... Tied for third on the team in special teams tackles with 10, his 206 plays on special teams was the fourth-highest on the '99 squad ... Played on the punt, attack, kickoff cover, and kickoff return special teams ... Scored 91 special team points, the second-highest total on the team. In 1998: Redshirted the 1998 season, but nonetheless made an immediate impact ... Named the Wolfpack's Most Valuable Defensive JV Player for 1998 ... Had a productive spring, tallying 20 tackles in three scrimmages, along with a fumble recovery, a blocked kick and three PBUs.
Prep: A three-year all-conference performer for Coach David Vaughn ... As a senior, helped lead his squad to an 8-3 record, East Guilford's best mark in 20 years ... Won All-Guilford and all-region honors as a defensive back for three years ... Named his conference's player of the year in basketball as a junior, was the regional player of the year as a junior and senior, and the Guilford County player of the year as a senior ... A three-time all-conference, all-region and All-Guilford performer in basketball ... Scored 1,786 career points on the hardwood, breaking the school record that had previously been held by his older brother Torry ... Also set the school record for most points in a single game with 46 ... Majoring in sociology ... Born 3/5/80.
Holt Career Stats