VUNSD2012 Will
Offensive Line
6'6 | 280


Clay HS | Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Head Coach: Josh Hoekstra
Selected Vanderbilt over Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, Wake Forest and West Virginia among others
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Photo Credit: Christine Weeks
HIGH SCHOOL   Three-year starter on offensive front for Class 5A school near Jacksonville... Starting left tackle as senior for district runner-ups, earning first team All-State honors by sportswriters... Named to Jacksonville Times-Union's prestigious Super 24 Team as senior... Also earned first team All-Area and All-District recognition... Played in postseason Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State Game... Started at RT as sophomore and junior, helping Blue Devils to 5A state playoffs... Also lettered as thrower in track & field... Member of National Honor Society chapter.

PERSONAL  William Thomas Holden... Son of Kevin and Rita Holden... Born Sept. 14, 1993... Has an older brother, Kevin... Dad is in the U.S. Navy; mom is food service manager... Achieved Eagle Scout ranking... Aspires to become FBI agent... Enjoys juggling.

CLAY HEAD COACH JOSH HOEKSTRA  "Will has been an excellent football player for the last three years, but he became an outstanding player as a senior. He was truly one of the best offensive linemen in Florida as a senior.

"Will is one of those linemen that definitely finishes his blocks. He's a guy that has really good feet, excellent agility for a kid his size, and knows how to use his hands to his benefit.

"Will has been coached hard and he plays hard. In Will, Vanderbilt has a guy whose potential is through the roof. He's only going to get bigger, better and stronger."

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