2011 CONFERENCE USA First Team (Coaches)...Holmes helped lead the Golden Eagles to over 6,000 total yards for the first time in school history...Holmes, from Gastonia, N.C., played two seasons for the Golden Eagles at left tackle and appeared in 26 games. He started in 19 games, with 18 consecutive starts to end his career. Holmes also converted a two-point conversion during the 2011 campaign on a lateral from QB Austin Davis.
Played in 12 games and started in five ... Had season-best 12 pancake and knockdown blocks against Houston (11/20) ... Had at least six in five games during the year ... Posted season-high grade of 80 percent against Marshall (10/2).
Prepped at Huss High School in North Carolina.