April 2, 2007

Redshirt Review: Jordan Holmes

Player: Jordan Holmes
Position: C/OG

Personal: Born Jordan David Holmes on May 16, 1988 in Yuba City, Calif. Parents: Mike and Gail Holmes. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Yuba City (Brian Brown, Chris Yonge), 2006. Major: Undeclared.

2005 HIGH SCHOOL - The PrepStar all-region choice has excelled as a two-way standout for the Honkers, who struggled with a 3-7 record his senior year. Tabbed as his team's "go-to guy" as evidenced by teammates voting him Yuba City's most valuable player each of his last two years. Selected first-team all Sac-Metro on offense following his final year after earning second-team honors as a junior, and received all-area player-of-the-year honors following 2005 campaign. The three-time all-Metro League pick failed to allow a quarterback sack in his three years at offensive tackle despite starting every game on both offense and defense during that span, in addition to being hailed as league's offensive line co-MVP his final prep campaign. The two-time team captain also served as team's long snapper through his prep tenure. Accumulated five QB takedowns, 11 tackles for loss and deflected three passes defensively last fall while the offense sported a balanced attack (1,562 yards rushing, 1,467 yards passing). Holmes was credited with 56 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2004. He also excelled as a standout wrestler as the two-time league heavyweight champion as well as the 2006 Northwest sub-section winner finished sixth in the CIF state tournament. The all-area wrestler of the year capped his senior year with a 37-4 record (34 pins).

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