REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2012): Played in eight games... made eight tackles, 3.5 TFL and two sacks... two tackles, including one for a loss, against Indianapolis... 2-yard sack at South Dakota and forced a fumble... season-high three tackles at South Dakota State... 8-yard sack against Indiana State... made a tackle at Missouri State... missed three games due to an injury.
FRESHMAN (2011): Redshirted... named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year. Named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Despite missing half of his senior year due to an injury still led Notre Dame in sacks with seven... recorded 37 total tackles... went 9-3 and qualified for the state playoffs... missed most of his junior year with an injury... went 11-1 and won conference... sophomore year led the team in sacks as Notre Dame went 11-1 and won conference title... that year he joined the 850-lbs club, surpassing that combined weight in: bench, squat and clean lifts... recorded a safety, blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and 45 tackles including 11 for a loss and six sacks... Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in six semesters... played for coach Bill Connell.
PERSONAL: Born January 12, 1993 in Payson... brother of fellow Leatherneck signee Chip and younger brother of starting offensive lineman Jimmy... No. 1 sports highlight was blocking a punt and running it back for a 13-yard touchdown... his family and friends have been a major influence, "They motivated me to be the best I can be."... most admires Minnesota Vikings standout and former Buck Buchanan Award winner Jared Allen, "He's a great defensive end who plays for the Vikings."... enjoys football and lifting... favorite professional team is the Minnesota Vikings... son of Mark and Karen Holtschlag.