T.J. Holloman
T.J. Holloman

RS Sophomore

Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
St. Pius X

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 234


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Physical presence elevates T.J. Holloman at MLB

By David Cloninger (The State)

Sophomore linebacker who figures to compete with Kaiwan Lewis for the starting Mike position again in 2014... the duo split time in 2013... could also play the Will position... considered a very intelligent player who picks up the schemes quickly... earned the "Big Plays" award for the defense during the 2014 spring drills... has made three career starts.

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.