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77 Austin Holtz


Completed his Ball State Career with the 2012 Season . . .


*  Signed a Free Agent Contract with the Detroit Lions - May 2013  *

* 2012 All-Mid-American Conference First Team  *

* 2012 Ball State Paul Schudel Strength and Conditioning Award *

2012 (Sr.):  Started his 12th game of the season and the 32nd game of his career vs. Central Florida in final game of career . . . played in all 13 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Jahwan Edwards' 1,410 yards rushing - the third highest single-season total in Ball State history . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who set a school record with 301 completions and threw for the third best single season total of 3,095 passing yards in school history . . . Ball State's offensive line ranked 15th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with a 1.08 mark . . . participated in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game after his senior season.

2011 (Jr.):  Started the 20th game of his career at Western Michigan . . . started six games . . . part of an offensive line that allowed only 11 sacks and tied for 12th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who threw for 2,786 yards -- the third most in a Ball State single season -- and set the single-season record with 287 completions . . . blocked for true freshman running back Jahwan Edwards, who rushed for 786 yards and 11 touchdowns.

2010 (So.): Played in 10 games to earn his second letter . . . started at Iowa and the final five games of the season.

2009 (Fr.):  Played in all 12 games to earn first letter . . . started eight games, including the final four outings . . . helped block for an offense which registered over 3,500 yards in total offense.

2008: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Mike Smith . . . also lettered three seasons in basketball . . . Football: Helped team to a 10-1 record as a senior and a 28-5 mark in career . . . helped Holt to four straight conference championships and a district championship as a senior . . . helped team to 26 consecutive wins and four top-10 rankings in the Associated Press Poll . . . all-state as a senior . . . all-conference as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Son of Brian and Shaun Holtz . . . born Nov. 1, 1989, in Tecumseh, Mich. . . . one brother and one sister . . . brother, Tyler, played football at Grand Valley State . . . full name is Austin Michael Holtz.


HOLTZ, Austin

2008 1   No other statistics
2009 12   No other statistics
2010 9   No other statistics
2011 9   No other statistics
2012 2   No other statistics
TOTAL 33   No other statistics
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 300
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holt, Mich.
High School: Holt
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 4 Letters
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