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James Holt - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

James Holt

Position Linebacker
Height 6'3''
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Altus, Okla.
High School Altus HS

Career Honors: 2007: All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches), KU co-Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Central Michigan and vs. Colorado).

2007 (Jr.): Ranked 11th in the Big 12 in tackles per game (7.62)… Ranked sixth in the Big 12 and tied for 90th in the NCAA in tackles for loss per game (1.00)… Started all 13 games at one of the outside linebacker positions… Finished second on the team in tackles with 99… His 13 tackles for loss were also second on the team… Had two sacks and broke up four passes on the season… Had three double-figure tackle games with 15 at Colorado, 13 vs. Missouri and 10 at Texas A&M… Was the only player on the team to record at least five tackles in every game… His two sacks came in the final two games vs. Missouri and vs. Virginia Tech… Had three passes broken up against Nebraska.

2006 (So.): Played in eight games and made three starts… Collected 29 total tackles including 20 solo stops… Had two tackles-for-loss and was a part of two pass break-ups… Forced one quarterback hurry… Posted eight tackles against Texas A&M, including five solo tackles… Had three or more stops in six of eight games.

2005 (Fr.): Saw action in all 12 games… One of three true freshmen to play for the Jayhawks… Ended the season with six total tackles… A standout on several of KU[apos]s special teams.

High School: Garnered All-State honors and was named the District I Offensive Player of the Year in 2004… Named to the All-Area team after his junior and senior seasons… Earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track for the Bulldogs… Coached in football by Jim Holloway… Helped the track team to a 5A state championship as a junior… A member of the school[apos]s academic honor roll.

Personal: Born in Altus, Okla… Is a history major… Would like to travel to Europe… Main hobby is cooking… Can play the guitar and the piano… Son of Valerie Holt… Has one sister…Father, Steve McKeaver, played football at Oklahoma and for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Favorites: Place to eat in Lawrence – Braum[apos]s (if we had one); Place to play football – Memorial Stadium; Activity other than football – Tennis, golf, Frisbee, soccer; Athlete – Walter Payton; Pregame ritual – Music, relax and crack jokes with (Joe) Mortensen and (Mike) Rivera; Football memory – Beating Nebraska by 50; Thing about your team – They are a bunch of guys you can depend on

Defense G UT AT Total TFL Sacks PBU QBH
2007 13 51 48 99 13-56 2-10 4 1
2006 8 20 9 29 2-6 0 2 1
2005 12 3 3 6 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 74 60 134 15-62 2-10 6 2