Career Singe Game Highs Tackles: 15 vs. North Dakota State, 10-25-08
Biography and Career Highlights
2008: Played in 10 games with two starts ... earned his first-career start at strong safety at South Dakota State after starter Keylvyn Hemphill went down with an injury ... recorded a game- and career-high 15 tackles against North Dakota State ... posted a pass breakup against Youngstown State.
2007: Missed the season with a right-shoulder injury.
Bloomington HS: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter ... started at safety for three seasons and quarterback his junior and senior years ... as a senior, passed for 11 touchdowns, while rushing for five ... also had 65 tackles ... served as the team captain and was named the Purple Raiders' MVP ... earned all-area and all-conference honors ... was twice the recipient of the sportsmanship award ... the Purple Raiders finished with a 9-2 record his senior season before falling to intercity rival Normal Community in the second round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 6A Playoffs ... as a sophomore and junior, Bloomington finished runner-up for the Class 6A State Championship ... rushed for nine touchdowns as a junior and had 50 tackles and four interceptions at safety ... posted 52 tackles his sophomore season as the starting safety ... coached by Rigo Schmelzer ... also lettered in basketball ... member of the National Honor Society ... named to the honor roll ... a Big 12 Scholar-Athlete selection ... named an IHSA Scholar-Athlete.
Personal:Born 2-25-88 in Bloomington, Ill. ... son of Jeff Holtz and Teri Sandage ... the second of four children ... his father and mother both attended ISU and his brother, Brandon, is a member of the Illinois State basketball team ... named to the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll three times ... major: business administration.