2018 (Sr.): Nicholls: Started at defensive tackle in the season-opener … Credited with two tackles … at Central Michigan: Recorded two tackles … Rutgers: Picked up the start, but saw limited action due to an injury … at Baylor: Started at defensive tackle … Oklahoma State: Did not see any action …at West Virginia: Started at defensive tackle … Recorded one tackle and a tackle for loss …at Texas Tech: Started at defensive tackle … TCU: Saw action on the defensive line … Recorded three tackles including a tackle for loss … Iowa State: Did not see any action … at Kansas State: Started at defensive tackle … Totaled one tackle … at Oklahoma: Started at defensive tackle … Texas: Started at defensive tackle in his final game as a Jayhawk.
2017 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, starting 11 at defensive tackle … Picked up starts against SEMO, Ohio, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Iowa State, TCU, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma … Ended the season with a total of 24 tackles, including 14 solo tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, one QBH and one pass breakup … SEMO: Tallied two tackles and one pass breakup … Central Michigan: Had a career-high five tackles, including two solos, and had 1.0 TFL … at Ohio: Had one solo tackle and recorded 1.0 TFL … Also had 1.0 sack for five yards and a QBH … West Virginia: Had three tackles against the Mountaineers … Texas Tech: Had a total of two tackles … at Iowa State: Recorded one tackle … at TCU: Had two tackles … K-State: Tallied three solo tackles … Baylor: Turned in two solo tackles … at Texas: Had one tackle against the Longhorns … at Oklahoma State: Recorded two solo tackles.
2015-16 (Fr.-So. at Hutchinson CC): Touted as a three-star defensive tackle by Rivals.com … Produced 44 tackles on the year from the interior of the defensive line … Also got to the quarterback 8.5 times playing under head coach Rion Rhoades … Ranked fifth in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) with 8.5 sacks … Named to the KJCCC First Team in 2016.
High School: Attended Chipley HS … Contributed 30 tackles in nine games as a senior … Earned First Team Class 1A honors as an offensive lineman … Also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Son of Pamela and John Holmes Sr. … Chose Kansas over offers from Colorado State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, Southern Miss, South Florida, UCF and Western Kentucky … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.