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T.J. Holloman
T.J.  Holloman

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
St. Pius X

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 233

Position:
LB

Experience:
2 VL


8/24/2014

Physical presence elevates T.J. Holloman at MLB

By David Cloninger (The State)

Junior linebacker who has the experience and the expertise to play both the Mike and Sam positions... listed behind Skai Moore at the Mike position entering the spring... has played in 26 games over the past two seasons making seven starts... credited with 77 career tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and three interceptions... a two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Sophomore linebacker who played in all 13 games making four starts... credited with 33 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss... posted six solo stops in a start versus East Carolina... credited with four stops at Vanderbilt... totaled six tackles against South Alabama including a 13-yard sack... matched a career-high with seven tackles against Clemson... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... earned the “Big Plays” award for the defense during the spring.

2013: Redshirt freshman who played in all 13 games, making three starts at linebacker... named to Athlon's third-team Freshman All-America squad... split time with Kaiwan Lewis... collected 44 tackles, including 28 solo stops... had 5.0 tackles for loss and a sack... tied for second on the squad with three interceptions... tied for the team lead with five tackles at UCF, including a tackle for loss... also logged his first career interception against the Knights... made his first career start against Kentucky... responded by tying for the team lead with six tackles, including five solo stops... also started against Tennessee and Arkansas... registered seven tackles at Tennessee with a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry... collected another seven stops including his first career sack in the win over Coastal Carolina... intercepted a pass against Mississippi State and another against Clemson... credited with a tackle for loss in the bowl win over Wisconsin... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... recognized at the 2013 Garnet & Black Game for the Harold White GPA Award for the defense.

2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Paul Standard at St. Pius X Catholic School in Atlanta, graduating in 2012... team went 12-1 in his senior season... racked up 48 tackles and four interceptions as a junior... played quarterback for half a season and threw for 500 yards and rushed for 430 more... also ran track... was a three-star prospect, the 60th-best player in the state of Georgia and the nation's 63rd-best outside linebacker by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 90th-best outside linebacker by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the 60th-best outside linebacker and the 63rd-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a three-star recruit, the 29th-best outside linebacker and the 67th-best player in Georgia by 247Sports.com... selected the Gamecocks over Illinois, Louisville and NC State.

PERSONAL: Thomas "T.J." Holloman was born born August 15, 1994... is pursuing a degree in accounting... family is originally from South Carolina... stepfather played football at North Carolina.