The Red River Shootout in Dallas will have all the storylines you could want: OU wanting payback for last year's 45-35 defeat, and Texas wanting payback for OU being awarded the right to play for the Big 12 title by BCS voters and ultimately winning a third straight crystal bowl. As well as smack...[details]
2007 (Junior): Second on the team with three interceptions ... had interceptions against North Texas, Tulsa and another against Texas Tech that he returned 63 yards for a touchdown ... tied a career best with eight tackles in each of the last three games (Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship) ... had four or more tackles in 12 games.
2006 (Sophomore): All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the coaches and Associated Press ... helped solidify the secondary when he won a starting corner job ... season-high eight tackles at Texas A&M ... recovered fumbles against Middle Tennessee and Missouri ... also had an interception and three breakups at Missouri.
2005 (Freshman): Both of his receptions came against Texas A&M ... returned four kickoffs for 66 yards wtih a long of 29 yards against Texas ... returned seven punts for 41 yards with a long of 21 at Nebraska ... credited with one tackle ... attempted one pass (incomplete) against Texas A&M.
2004 (Redshirt): Redshirted.
Personal: In High School - A three-year letterman ... competed at eight different positions during his career including punter, kicker, quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back ... also returned punts and kickoffs ... posted an 8-1 record as a starting quarterback during his career ... caught 38 passes and scored 10 touchdowns his senior year ... tossed two touchdown strikes as well ... intercepted six passes on defense ... played in only two games as a senior due to a broken collarbone ... team posted a 6-5 mark ... participated in the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl with fellow Sooner signees Rhett Bomar, Chris Patterson, Adrian Peterson and Marcus Walker ... caught six passes and scored two touchdowns during the Coca-Cola All-Star Game ... hauled in 38 catches for 505 yards as a junior ... also intercepted four passes on defense ... team went 3-7 in 2002 and 6-5 his sophomore year ... runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... coached by J.B. Wallace
The Wrapup - Also a three-year letterman in basketball ... was first-team all-district ... averaged 11 points, six rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 assists during his junior campaign ... selected to the Midland Oilman’s Classic all-tournament team as a sophomore and junior ... earned all-tournament honors at the Coca-Cola and Elite Eight tournaments in 2002 ... Born Oct. 28, 1985 ... Parents: Lendy and Charlotte Holmes.
The Good: A tall, well-built safety with natural athleticism and a good overall skill set for the position. Plays with an aggressive nature and likes to attack downhill at the line of scrimmage. Possess long, strong arms and does a nice job breaking down and wrapping up in space. Displays good footwork and overall speed for his size. Finds the ball well down the field and has the closing burst to make plays away from his body. The Bad: Isn't the most fluid of safeties and struggles cleanly transitioning in and out of his back-pedal. Isn't a real powerful hitter, struggles shedding bocks and lacks the typical power for the safety position.