Starter at boundary safety for first six games ... played corner in 2012 ... registered his first career interception against Washington State along with five tackles ... four tackles and a TFL vs. Arkansas State ... four tackles vs. Mississippi State ... pair of tackles vs. Ole Miss ... suffered torn ACL week of Texas A&M and was out for the remainder of the season.
True freshman who earned a starting position at corner ... played in every game, making six starts ... three tackles against Arkansas ... made first career start at Ole Miss, recording five tackles and a TFL ... four tackles and a PBU at Vanderbilt ... two tackles vs. Texas A&M ... four solo stops against New Mexico State ... three solo tackles against Georgia ... five tackles against Alabama A&M ... TFL vs. Alabama ... SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Outstanding cornerback from Creekside High in metro Atlanta ... High School Coach: Johnny White ... rated the nation's 15th-best cornerback, the 13th-ranked prospect from the state of Georgia and the 180th-ranked player in the country according to Rivals.com ... ranked 12th-best cornerback in the country, ranked 7th from the state of Georgia and ranked 151st overall in the country on Scout.com ... 16th-rated cornerback, No. 20-rated player from the state of Georgia and 242nd-ranked player overall nationally by 247Sports.com ... ranked eighth at the cornerback position, 10th from the state of Georgia and 86th nationally by ESPN.com ... No. 66-ranked prospect from the state of Georgia by SuperPrep.No. 68 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... named to the Class 4A First-Team All-State as a senior by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... four-star prospect according to ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports.com ... 2012 Under Armour All-American Game participant ... named to ESPN's All-Georgia Football Team prior to his senior season ... in senior season, recorded 73 tackles, intercepted five passes returning two for touchdowns and forced two fumbles on defense while rushing for 265 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and catching 32 passes for 656 yards and seven touchdowns on offense ... also a weapon on special teams, returning a kickoff 95 yards for a score.
Birthday is June 25 ... son of Johnathon Holsey and Marilyn Davis ... Major: Liberal Arts.
09/15/2015 - Auburn CB Holsey out for season...Auburn senior nickel cornerback Josh Holsey is out for the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Holsey was described by coach Gus Malzahn as one of the team's leaders. He started seven games last season and was in with the first team Week 2 against Jacksonville State as a nickelback. Holsey, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 32-ranked cornerback in the 2016 draft, played free safety and boundary cornerback in 2014. He did not use a redshirt in his first four seasons and could file for a medical redshirt season to return in 2016. - The Sports Xchange