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Tyler Holmes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blacksburg, Va.

High School:
Blacksburg H.S.

Weight:
224

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
12/21/1989


03/11/2012

UMass Football To Hold Annual Pro Day On Monday, March 12

Pro scouts from NFL & CFL will be on hand to check out UMass' top senior talent.

12/16/2011

Tyler Holmes Named To AP All-American First Team

Holmes picks up AP honor for second straight season.

12/07/2011

Holmes Repeats As AFCA All-American

The senior linebacker was selected to the AFCA FCS Coaches' All-America Team for a second straight year.

12/01/2011

Three Named To FCS All-New England Football Team

Jesse Julmiste, Tyler Holmes and Julian Talley recognized among best football players in region.

11/21/2011

UMass Football Places 11 On CAA All-Conference Teams

Minutemen feature four All-CAA First Team performers

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News and Features on Tyler Holmes Career Honors

  • 2010 ECAC Top Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2010 All New England Football Team
  • 2010 CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2010 AP First Team
  • 2010 Gold Helmet Player of the Year
  • 2010 AFCA All American
  • 2010 Sports Network All American Team
  • 2010 CAA Preseason First Team
  • 2010 Team MVP
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Week
  • FCS Linebacker of the Week
  • 2010 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD CANDIDATE AS TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER in FCS.
  • 2010 Phil Steele Preseason Third-Team All-American
  • 2010 Consensus Preaseason Hon. Mention All-American
  • UMass Athlete of Week (Oct. 4. 2010)
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Week, Co-UMass Athlete of the Week, and College Sporting News All-Star (Sept. 5, 2010).
  • 2009 Sports Network Second Team All-American
  • 2009 CAA All-Conference Second Team
  • UMass Athlete of Week (Nov. 16, 2009)

    Tyler Holmes Photo Gallery On Holmes: All-American candidate and star linebacker ... Plays with great instincts ... Continues to work hard at refining his game ... Has great vision as he was also a point guard in basketball in high school ... Very tough, physical player ... Has huge potential and upside in the future. As a Senior in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics

    As a junior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
    • BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD CANDIDATE AS TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER in FCS in 2010.
    • TEAM CAPTAIN with Emil Igwenagu
    • Sports Network Second Team All-American
    • 2010 CAA Preseason First Team
    • Phil Steele Preseason Third-Team All-American
    • Consensus Preaseason Hon. Mention All-American
    • Named CAA Defensive Player of the Week, Co-UMass Athlete of the Week, and College Sporting News All-Star (9/5).
    • 12 of 26 career games with 10 or more tackles, including six this season.
    • Stud on defense this season with team-best 110 tackles, team-best 12 TFLs, team-best five interceptions, team-high two forced fumbles along with five sacks.
    •FIRST PLAYER IN ALL OF DIVISION I FOOTBALL (FBS & FCS) WITH TWO INTERCEPTIONS RETURNED FOR TOUCHDOWNS IN SAME GAME SINCE 2008 vs. Maine (11/6/10).
    • Tied for first in CAA in interceptions with five (0.5 per game), that ranks 17th in the NCAA.
    • Ranks fourth in CAA and 18th in NCAA in tackles per game (10.6) and fifth in TFLs per game (1.15), which is 51st in the NCAA. Has 12.0 total TFLs for 45 yards and 5.0 sacks for 28 yards and five interceptions.
    • Second season in a row with 100-plus tackles (107).
    • Three-time CAA Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6, Nov. 1, Nov. 8).
    • Named National Defensive Player of the Week by College Sporting News, The Sports Network and College Football Performance Awards along with CAA Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 8 after two-intereceptions for touchdowns game vs. Maine.
    • Tallied three tackles in season finale vs. Rhode Island (11/20).
    • Racked up 16 tackles along with a sack, a TFL and fumble reovery vs. #2 Delaware (11/13).
    • Became the first player in UMass history to return two INTs for TDs in the same game AND the same season with the returns vs. Maine (11/6). Returns were for 18 and 50 yards. Also had six tackles in the win.
    • Named CAA Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 1.
    • In homecoming game at #15 James Madison, piled up 14 tackles, 1.5 TFL and a 10-yard sack, which came in the fourth quarter and buried JMU on a potential game-tying drive.
    • Racked up 12 tackles vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23).
    • Made eight tackles vs. #20 Richmond (10/16).
    • Career-high 18 tackles, three TFLs and a sack in dominating performance at Towson (10/2). In on nearly one-third of all defensive plays with 18 tackles on 60 Towson plays.
    • Game-sealing interception with 1:08 left in fourth quarter at Stony Brook (9/25). Also made five tackles in win.
    • Racked up team-best 11 tackles, including one TFL at #20 Michigan (9/18).
    • Interception for second game in a row, along with six tackles, 2.0 TFLs and forced two fumbles vs. Holy Cross (9/11).
    • Racked up 10 tackles along with a game-changing interception in win against #4 William & Mary (9/4).
    • Led team in tackles with 101 (second in CAA) 11.2 per game in 2009. Team leader in interceptions with four and team-best nine passes defended in 2009. Also had 6.5 TFLs for 14 yards in 2009. Fourth in CAA in interceptions per game (0.44 per game).
    • Intercepted a pass in three games in a row, his first three career starts (starting with 2008 finale and first two games of 2009).
    • Career-game with 17 tackles along with 4.0 TFLs along with first-career sack and fourth-career interception at #1 Richmond (10/24/09).

    As a sophomore in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
    True sophomore, who started at MIKE linebacker after being only true freshman to play in previous season and returned in 2008 ... 2009 All-CAA All-Conference Second-Team ... Led team in tackles with 110 (second in CAA and eighth in NCAA) 11.0 per game ... Team leader in interceptions with four and team-best nine passes defended ... Also had 6.5 TFLs for 14 yards ... Fourth in CAA in interceptions per game (0.44 per game) ... Intercepted a pass in three games in a row, his first three career starts (starting with 2008 finale and first two games of 2009) ... Last six games he played had 78 tackles (13.0 per game) ... Five games during season with 10 or more tackles ... Finished sophomore season with tackles, including six solos at Hofstra (11/21). Also had a pass break-up ... Named UMass Athlete of Week on Nov. 16 after James Madison game ... Returned to action with 14 tackles and a forced fumble vs. James Madison (11/14) ... Did not play vs. Northeastern (11/7) with an injury ... Racked up 16 tackles, and a great interception at Maine (10/31) ... Career-game with 17 tackles along with 4.0 TFLs along with first-career sack and fourth-career interception at #1 Richmond (10/24) ... Racked up nine tackles with a TFL and a pass defended in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17) ... Career-high 13 tackles at Delaware (10/10) and pass defended ... Six tackles in back-to-back games against Stony Brook (9/26) and Rhode Island (9/19) ... Picked off a pass for third game in a row vs. Albany (9/12). Also had eight tackles ... Team-best 12 tackles including eight solo at Kansas State (9/5). Also intercepted a pass for the second game in a row, returning it 12 yards.
    As a freshman in 2008: Only returning true freshman to play for the Minutemen ... Saw action in the final six games ... Racked up 23 tackles including 2.5 TFLs ... Also picked off first-career interception (seven yards) in first-college start against Hofstra (11/22) in finale ... Also racked up career-high 10 tackles in finale vs. the Pride, subbing for an injured Josh Jennings at middle linebacker ... Had eight tackles (three solo) along with 1.5 TFLs at New Hampshire (11/15) ... Two tackles against both Maine (11/8) and Rhode Island (11/1) ... Made college debut against Delaware (10/4) with a tackle.

    Before College: Star at Blacksburg High School, coached by David Crist, father of UMass wide receivers coach Brian Crist ... All-State, All Group AA Second-Team and All-Region in 2007 ... Honored as First-Team River Ridge District in 2006 and 2007 ... Named district Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and Defensive Back of the Year in 2007 ... In four years had 454 total tackles including 281 solo stops ... Career totals of 37 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, six interceptions, seven pass break-ups and six fumble recoveries ... As a receiver has 53 career catches for 881 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Racked up 115 total tackles, 74 solo as a senior ... Has six tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumbles recovered ... Made 19 catches for 275 yards along with five touchdowns as a senior ... Was also a four-year starter in basketball and ran track and field ... Won AAU State Basketball championship ... Academic Athletic Award ... Honor Roll student.

    Personal: Tyler Lamore Holmes ... Born Dec. 21, 1989 in Blacksburg, Va. ... Son of Becky Holmes ... Brother of Lauren and Charles Hypes ... Majoring in Sociology.

    SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
    2008 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    2009 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    2010 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 1.1
    2011 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    TOTAL 38 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0.3


    INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
    2008 6 1 7 0 7 7.0 1.2
    2009 10 4 12 0 12 3.0 1.2
    2010 11 5 70 2 50 14.0 6.4
    2011 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
    TOTAL 38 11 89 2 50 8.1 2.3


    ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
    2008 6 0 0 0 0 7 7 1.2
    2009 10 0 0 0 0 12 12 1.2
    2010 11 0 0 0 0 70 70 6.4
    2011 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    TOTAL 38 0 0 0 0 89 89 2.3


    TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
    2008 6 9 14 23 2.5 1 0 0 0
    2009 10 50 60 110 6.5 9 1 0 0
    2010 11 57 53 110 12.0 6 2 1 0
    2011 11 69 49 118 6.0 8 1 1 0
    TOTAL 38 185 176 361 27.0 24 4 2 0


    SACKS g ua a total yards
    2008 6 0 0 0.0 0
    2009 10 1 0 1.0 9
    2010 11 5 0 5.0 28
    2011 11 2 0 2.0 17
    TOTAL 38 8 0 8.0 54


    SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
    Points scored: 12, Maine, Nov 06, 2010
    Touchdowns: 2, Maine, Nov 06, 2010
    All-purpose yards: 68, Maine, Nov 06, 2010
    Interceptions: 2, Maine, Nov 06, 2010
    Long interception return: 50, Maine, Nov 06, 2010
    Tackles: 19, Central Connecticut, Oct 08, 2011 (12-7)
    Sacks: 1.0, 8 times
    Tackles for loss: 4.0, at Richmond, Oct 24, 2009 (4-0)
    Fumbles forced: 2, Holy Cross, Sep 11, 2010
    Fumbles recovered: 1, Delaware, Nov 13, 2010 ; at Boston College, Sep 24, 2011
    Pass breakups: 3, at Richmond, Oct 29, 2011

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