At Stanford: Coming off an impressive sophomore season which saw him start six games and show continued improvement ... Has put himself in position to compete for the starting spot at center ... An aggressive, physical lineman who has the ability to become an outstanding player in 2001 ... Will be a key player for the Cardinal this season either as a starter or key reserve.
Coaches' Comments: "Mike has good quickness and strength and is versatile in that he can play center or guard. Plays with good pad level and leverage. He will be one of our top lineman, capable of earning the starting spot at center. Mike has a great future at Stanford." - offensive line coach John McDonell
The 2000 Season:Began the season as the backup center, but wound up starting five games at center and one at left guard while gaining valuable experience and maturity ... Replaced an injured Zack Quaccia at center vs. Oregon State, USC and Washington ... After Quaccia returned from injury, Holman remained in the starting lineup at center for the final two games of the year (Arizona State, Cal) while Quaccia was moved to left guard ... Started game two vs. San Jose State at left guard for the injured Paul Weinacht.
The 1999 Season: One of only two true freshmen to receive playing time in 1999 (Kerry Carter was the other) ... Mike saw game action at center in the season opener at Texas when injuries depleted the Cardinal's offensive line.
In High School: An All-Southwest selection by SuperPrep ... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Top 100 and the Houston Chronicle Top 100 ... First-Team All-District and honorable mention All-State ... Named the best offensive lineman in his district following his senior season ... District All-Academic as well ... Three-year starter at Clear Lake High School ... District champion in the shot put as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... A group leader in Young Life, member of the student council and very active in community service groups.
Personal Information: English major.