| Tony Holmes
5-9 · 180
Irving, Texas (MacArthur)
A five-year defensive back and special teams performer who played in 43 career games, including two bowl games (1995 Sugar Bowl;1999 Cotton Bowl) ... member of two conference championship teams (1995 SWC; 1996 Big 12) ... set an NCAA record when he returned a PAT and an interception for a pair of two-point conversions vs. Iowa State in 1998 (NCAA record for defensive extra points converted in a game and tied an NCAA mark for defensive extra point attempts in a game) ... 1998 UT Harold D. Byrd Leadership Award winner ... 1997 UT D.X. Bible Team Spirit Award winner.
Played in all 12 games, including the 1999 Cotton Bowl, with 10 starting assignments ... recorded 35 tackles (30 solo) and one TFL (-2 yards) on the season ... also posted six PBU ... posted five tackles at Texas Tech and recorded a season-high six tackles vs. Iowa State ... also set an NCAA record when he returned a PAT and an interception for a pair of two-point conversions vs. Iowa State in 1998 (NCAA record for defensive extra points converted in a game and tied an NCAA mark for defensive extra point attempts in a game) ... was part of the Texas defense that allowed just 114.5 rushing yards per game in its eight conference contests ... helped hold No. 7 Nebraska to nearly 100 yards less than its season average in snapping a 47-game Husker home-winning streak with a 20-16 victory in Lincoln.
Returned from reconstructive knee surgery in 1996 to play in nine games, starting eight of those contests ... started five games at cornerback and three at strong safety ... missed the Colorado and Baylor games with an ankle injury ... received the UT D.X. Bible "Spirit Award" ... posted 33 tackles (21 solo) on the year ... also had a tackle for loss, an interception, two pass breakups and caused a fumble ... posted his first career interception in the season-opener vs. Rutgers ... had seven tackles at Texas A&M and six vs. Kansas ... had a career-high nine tackles and caused a fumble at Rice.
Played in nine games at cornerback and on special teams before suffering a torn ACL in his right knee at Texas Tech ... earned his first career start vs. Baylor ... had nine tackles (four solo) on the year ... blocked a punt at Virginia ... had a season-high three stops vs. Baylor.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1995)
Played in all 13 games, including the 1995 Sugar Bowl ... registered 12 tackles on the season ... posted a season-high three tackles against Texas Tech ... recovered a fumble on a fake punt vs. Virginia ... also registered a pass breakup ... redshirted in 1994.
Coached by Ray Overton at MacArthur High ... recorded 87 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... also blocked four extra points, returned a pick 56 yards for a TD and took a fumble back 91 yards for a score that year ... posted nine career interceptions ... also lettered in track.
Born 12/4/75 in Dallas, Texas ... majored in mathematics ... was very active in the Longhorns' community service program ... was a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for two semesters at UT.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) TFL QBP INT PBU FC FR High
1998 11/10 35 (30) 1 (-2) 0 0 6 0 0 6/ISU
1997 9/8 33 (21) 0 0 1 2 1 0 9/Rice
1996 9/1 9 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/Bay
1995 12/0 12 (8) 0) 0 0 1 0 1 3/TT
Career 41/19 89 (63) 1 (-2) 0 0 9 1 1 9/ISU
Tackles: 9 vs. Rice (Jr.)