A three-year starter at linebacker, playing both inside and outside ... the lone returning starter at linebacker entering the 2006 campaign ... started 34 of the final 35 games of his career ... his 186 career tackles ranked first on the team among active players at the end of 2006 ... a former walk-on who has very good instincts ... a sure tackler who makes limited assignment errors ... an Iron Terp with the highest strength index on the team ... recorded a 605-pound squat, 420-pound bench (a 90-pound improvement since 2003) and 36 1/2 -inch vertical jump prior to the 2006 season ... rated as the No. 5 senior outside linebackers by ESPN.com's Mel Kiper at the end of 2006 ... played in the 2007 Hula Bowl.
2006 (Senior): Started 12 of 13 games at middle linebacker ... the third-leading tackler on the team with 70 stops ... ranked 34th in the ACC in tackles (5.4 per game) ... veteran who provided support on the run and pass defense, including 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble ... won the Alvin L. Aubinoe Award as the team's unsung hero ... also captured the Dr. John E. Faber Award as the team's ironman ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... tallied one pass break-up ... (vs. WF) ... posted seven tackles (three solo) ... (vs. BC) ... notched five solo tackles ... (vs. Miami) ... recorded six tackles (three solo) ... (vs. Clemson) ... posted six solo tackles ... (vs. FSU) ... notched seven tackles (four solo) with two TFL, including a sack ... hurried the QB on the play in the final minutes which caused an intentional grounding penalty, leading to the blocked field goal ... (vs. NC St.) ... recorded six tackles (one solo) and combined with Rick Costa for a sack ... (vs. UVA) ... posted six tackles (two solo) and a TFL ... (vs. GT) ... led the team with 10 tackles, six solo, matching his career-high ... (vs. FIU) ... posted four tackles (three solo) and a TFL ... (vs. WVU) ... led the team with nine tackles (five solo) ... recorded a tackle for a five-yard loss ... also forced a fumble ... (vs. W&M) ... recorded four tackles ... spent time at both "Sam" and the LEO position for the first time in his career.
2005 (Junior): Started all 11 games at strongside linebacker ... posted 61 tackles (31 solo), fifth-most on the team ... added 4.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception, three pass breakups, two QB hurries, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick ... (vs. BC) ... recorded six tackles and a quarterback hurry ... (at UNC) ... recorded four tackles, including one for a loss ... also credited with a quarterback hurry ... (at FSU) ... recorded seven tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble ... sacked Drew Weatherford on third down with under two minutes to go in the first half, setting up fourth-and-long ... forced a Weatherford fumble late in the third quarter ... came up with a big interception late in the third quarter, halting a Seminole drive that had advanced deep into Maryland territory ... (vs. UVa) ... recorded three tackles, including a sack, forced a fumble and broke up a pass ... hit QB Marques Hagans from behind as he released the ball, causing an incomplete pass on 3rd-and-10 on the Cavaliers' first drive of the day ... (vs. WVU) ... recorded a career-high 10 tackles ... blocked an Adam Bednarik punt, causing it go just six yards ... (vs. CU) ... tied for third on team with seven tackles ... halted Clemson's final drive of the first half, tackling RB James Davis on third down inducing the Tigers to run out the clock ... (vs. Navy) ... finished third on the team in tackles with six ... tracked down QB Lamar Owens from behind at the line of scrimmage to set up a 4th-and-long with under four minutes to go in the first half.
2004 (Sophomore): Started all 11 games at strongside linebacker ... finished fifth on the team with 53 tackles (29 solo) ... tied for second in the ACC and for the team lead with two fumble recoveries ... also posted 4.0 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, one pass breakup and one QB hurry ... (vs. WFU) ... had five tackles and his first career PBU ... (at VT) ... had a season high with nine tackles (three solo) ... (at UVa) ... recorded six tackles (three solo) and one TFL ... came around the right side to tackle Alvin Pearman on a run for a loss of one yard in the fourth quarter ... (vs. FSU) ... finished with four tackles, a half-sack and a TFL ... forced QB Wyatt Sexton out of the pocket with an inside blitz, leading to an 11-yard sack in the second quarter ... (at CU) ... finished with two solo tackles, his first career sack and a blocked punt ... broke through the right side of the line to dive and block a punt, giving the offense a short field on its first-quarter touchdown drive ... came around the left end to sack Charlie Whitehurst for an eight-yard loss in the second quarter ... (at Duke) ... had one solo tackle and recovered his second fumble of the season ... fumble recovery at the end of first quarter led to a touchdown drive ... (at WVU) ... had eight tackles, including a career-high eight solo stops and one TFL ... dove and dragged RB Jason Colson down by the collar with one hand on a second down in the third quarter ... (vs. NIU) ... made his first career start ... finished with eight tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage that led to a Josh Allen touchdown run early in the third quarter.
2003 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in The Citadel and Florida State games ... posted two unassisted tackles on the season ... was defensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice leading up to the Duke game.
2002 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... named defensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice the week leading up to the Eastern Michigan game.
High School: Four-year varsity starter and a 2002 graduate of Albany Academy ... earned All-Independent Private Academy and all-county honors as a senior in 2001 ... Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... earned 10 varsity letters during his prep career (also played basketball and track) ... a New York state scholar-athlete.
Personal: David Holloway was born December 4, 1983 ... his father, Brian Holloway, was an NFL All-Pro who played with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders ... his maternal grandfather, Johnny "Pie" McKenzie, played in the NHL for the Boston Bruins ... is the oldest of eight children ... graduated in Dec. 2006 with a degree in economics.
Holloway's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2003 2-0 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2004 11-11 29 24 53 4.0-14 1.5-11 0 2 1 0-0 2005 11-11 31 30 61 4.5-24 3.0-21 2 0 3 1-0 2006 13-12 36 34 70 4.5-18 1.5-5 1 0 1 0-0 Career 37-34 98 88 186 13.0-56 6.0-37 3 2 5 1-0