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4 Brendan Holmes
4 - Brendan Holmes
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Atlantic, Iowa
High School: Atlantic
Position: S
Experience: 2L
Honors & Awards
  • Fourth highest single game tackles: 22 (vs. Lutehr, 10/8/2016)
  • Two-time All-Conference 1st team S (2017-18)
  • Two-time D3football.com All-West Region 3rd team S (2017-18)
  • Three-year letterwinner (2016-2018)
2018 | junior
  • Selelected All-A-R-C 1st team S
  • Named D3football.com All-West Region 3rd team S
  • Started all ten games at free safety
  • Finished second in total tackles with 89 with 1.5 sacks
  • Tied for second in conference with most interceptions at five
  • Reached double-figure tackles in five games, with a high of 14 against Dubuque (Nov. 3)
2017 | sophomore
  • Selelected All-IIAC 1st team S
  • Named D3football.com All-West Region 3rd team S
  • Started all ten games at free safety
  • Finished second in total tackles with 89 with 3.0 tackles for a loss
  • Tied for second in conference with most interceptions at six
  • Recorded a forced fumble and fumble recover, as well as 3 pass breakups
2016 | freshman
  • Started nine of 10 games at free safety as a rookie
  • Had a team-high 98 tackles (51-47) with 4.0 tackles for loss
  • Tied for the team lead with two INTs
  • Also broke up two passes
  • Made 10-or-more tackles four times, all coming in cosecutive games
  • Intercepted a pass in consecutive games, against Nebraska Wesleyan (10/29) and at Central (11/5)
  • Made a season-high 22 tackles against Luther (10/22), tied for the fourth-most tackles in school history
High School
  • A 2016 graduate of Atlantic High School
  • Coached by Eric Waldstein
  • Named first team all-district as a senior and second team all-district as a junior
  • First team all-conference as a senior and junior in baseball
  • Placed third at state track in the 400 hurdles, 10th in the 4x800, and 16th in the 4x400
  • Also lettered in basketball
  • All-conference academic selection
Personal
  • Parents are Kelly and Julie Holmes
  • Has one brother, Jordan and one sister, Mackenzie
  • Majoring in management information systems with a minor in business management