Holmes Earns Another 1st Team All-American Honor
Dec. 22, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Junior linebacker Tyler Holmes continues to garner national attention as he was named to his third First-Team All-American squad as he was recognized by The Sports Network. The Buck Buchanan Award Finalist has already been named an AP, AFCA All-American, New England Gold Helmet Player of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year.
Holmes racked up 110 tackles as he was named an AFCA All-American. He led UMass in interceptions (5), TFLs (12) and sacks (5).
Holmes was also a CAA First-Team linebacker and New England Football Writers All-Star.
Holmes set a UMass record for interceptions returned for touchdowns in a game as well as a season with two against Maine on Nov. 6. He was the first player in all of Division I (FBS and FCS) since 2008 to have two picks for TDs in the same game.
Holmes has six games with double-figure tackles this season and was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week three times (Sept. 6, Nov. 1, Nov. 8).
2010 SPORTS NETWORK ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE: QB - Matt Barr, Western Illinois, Sr., or Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, Sr., or DeAndre Presley, Appalachian State, Jr.; RB - Nate Eachus, Colgate, Sr.; Henry Harris, Southeast Missouri State, Sr. FB - Eric Breitenstein, Wofford, Jr. WR - Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, Sr.; Chris Summers, Liberty, Jr.; Raymond Webber, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sr. TE - Andrew Kennedy, Columbia, Sr. OT - Ben Ijalana, Villanova, Sr.; Mike Person, Montana State, Sr. OG - David Arkin, Missouri State, Sr.; Pat Illig, Wofford, Sr. C - Chris Powers, Eastern Washington, Jr. PK - Matt Bevins, Liberty, Jr. KR - Gralyn Crawford, Stephen F. Austin, So.
FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE: DE - Mario Kurn, San Diego, Jr.; Ameet Pall, Wofford, Jr. DT - Martin Parker, Richmond, Sr.; Brandon Peguese, Hampton, Sr. LB - Kyle Glazier, Western Illinois, Sr.; Tyler Holmes, Massachusetts, Jr.; J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington, Sr.; D.J. Smith, Appalachian State, Sr. CB - Jarard Cribbs, Lehigh, Sr.; Trumaine Johnson, Montana, Jr. S - Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State, Sr.; Mark LeGree, Appalachian State, Sr. P - John Prelvitz, North Dakota State, Sr. PR - Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth, Jr.
SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE: QB - Matt Barr, Western Illinois, Sr., or Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, Sr., or DeAndre Presley, Appalachian State, Jr. RB - Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington, Jr.; Frank Warren, Grambling State, Sr. FB - Vai Tafuna, Weber State, Sr. WR - Marcus Harris, Murray State, Sr.; Cordell Roberson, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.; Lito Senatus, Western Illinois, Sr. TE - Alex Gottlieb, William & Mary, Jr. OT - Keith Hill Jr., William & Mary, Sr.; Curt Porter, Jacksonville State, Sr. OG - Frank Knights, Southeast Missouri, Sr.; J.C. Oram, Weber State, Jr. C - Ryan McKnight, South Dakota State, Sr. PK - Jason Cunningham, Montana State, Jr. KR - Jeremy Caldwell, Eastern Kentucky, Jr.
SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE: DE - Jabari Fletcher, Appalachian State, Sr.; Zack Nash, Sacramento State, Jr. DT - Kendrick Ellis, Hampton, Sr.; Brent Russell, Georgia Southern, So. LB - Matt Evans, New Hampshire, So.; Eric McBride, Richmond, Sr., Derek Rose, Northwestern State, So., A.J. Storms, Idaho State, Jr. CB - Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois, Sr.; Dino Vasso, New Hampshire, Sr. S - Kejuan Riley, Alabama State, So.; James Vercammen, Dayton, Sr. P - David Harrington, Idaho State, Jr. PR - Dontrelly Johnson, Murray State, Jr.
THIRD-TEAM OFFENSE: QB - Matt Barr, Western Illinois, Sr., or Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, Sr., or DeAndre Presley, Appalachian State, Jr. RB - Kyle Minnett, South Dakota State, Sr.; Andrew Pierce, Delaware, Fr. FB - Kendall Gaskins, Richmond, So. WR - Joe Collins, Weber State, Sr.; Aaron Mellette, Elon, So.; Ryan Spadola, Lehigh, So. TE - Shadrae King, Robert Morris, Jr. OT - Johnny Culbreath, South Carolina State, Sr.; Will Rackley, Lehigh, Sr. OG - Luis Ruffolo, Penn, Sr.; Kris Poindexter, Northern Arizona, Sr. C - Sean Middleton, Southeast Missouri State, Sr. PK - Ian Vance, Georgia State, Sr. KR - Larrone Moore, Delaware State, Sr.
THIRD-TEAM DEFENSE: DE - Kenneth Charles, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.; Dain Taylor, Drake, Sr. DT - Andre Caroll, Delaware State, Sr.; Dan Ogden, Montana State, Sr. LB - Dejuan Fulghum, Texas Southern, Jr.; Jer-ryan Harris, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Fr.; Antoine WIlkinson, Missouri State, Sr.; Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin, Sr. CB - Asa Jackson, Cal Poly, Jr.; Justin Rogers, Richmond, Jr. S - Anthony Bratton, Delaware, Sr.; Matt Johnson, Eastern Washington, Jr. P - David Miller, William & Mary, Sr. PR - Tavoy Moore, Idaho State, Jr.