Weight: 302 pounds
Drafted By: Indianapolis Colts (4th round, 121st overall)
40 Yard Dash: DNP
Bench Press: 13
Career Stats (via USC Athletic Site)
2012: The dependable Holmes, a Rimington Award nominee and also an Academic All-American candidate, will start for his third season on the offensive line (his second year as the starting center) as a senior in 2012.
2011: Holmes started for his second season on the offensive lineman as a junior in 2011, performing exceptionally well at center in 2011 after playing offensive guard in 2010. He made the 2011 All-Pac-12 second team and the Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team. He was moved from guard to center in 2011 spring practice. He missed 2011 spring practice because of a shoulder injury.
2010: Holmes started all of 2010 at right offensive guard as a sophomore and did a commendable job. He made 2010 All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
2009: Holmes was a backup offensive guard as a redshirt freshman in 2009. He appeared briefly in 3 games in 2009 (San Jose State, Washington State, Arizona State).
2008: Holmes redshirted as a freshman offensive guard in 2008, his first year at USC.
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Holmes is considered one of the top senior interior line prospects in the country going into 2012. He started all of 2010 at right guard for the Trojans and is entering his second straight year as the starting center in 2012. Holmes was named to the 2nd team All-Pac-12 team last year, and did a great job after making the transition to center. Also an Academic All-American candidate who will anchor the Trojans’ front line. Pre-season Outland Trophy watch list name to look out for and a guy who could gain a ton of exposure this year as the starting center who snaps to one of the best QBs in the country.
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