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  Ray Holdcraft
Ray Holdcraft

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport News, Va.

High School:
Menchville High School

Last College:
Palomar JC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 242

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
10/03/1978

Experience:
1VL

UTAH: Utah's best linebacker was overlooked for MWC first or second team honors ... very active player runs well from sideline to sideline ... 33.5 inch vertical jump ... team captain was selected to 2003 Utah Football Leadership Committee ... served LDS church mission to Fiji (1997-99).

2003:
Utah's leading tackler started all 12 games at middle linebacker ... honorable mention all-conference ... 102 total tackles included team-best 10 tackles for loss ... 8.5 tackles per game ranked eighth in the MWC ... 2 sacks, 3 pass breakups and 2 fumble recoveries ... career-high 13 tackles vs. New Mexico ... 6 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack in Utah's 17-0 victory over Southern Miss in the Liberty Bowl.

2002:Plan to redshirt was scratched four games into season ... played in seven games and started six ... only game he didn't start was when utah went with nickel package ... 31 total tackles worked out to 4.4 tackles per game, sixth on team ... also had 1 TFL, 1 SACK and 1 interception ... 7 tackles and 1 interception in very first NCAA game (vs. Air Force) ... 7 tackles and 1 pass breakup vs. San Diego State ... academic all-MWC.

PRIOR TO UTAH: First-team 2001 juco All-American by the California Community College Football Coaches Association ... played at Ricks Junior College in 2000 and Palomar J.C. in 2001 ... also all-conference and all-state ... Palomar team captain ... Palomar was Southern California champion and played in Southern California Bowl ... attended Menchville High School in Newport News, Va. ... lettered in football, baseball and basketball ... Menchville team captain was all-state and all-conference in football and baseball ... honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of Robert Holdcraft and Sauoleola Tauiliili ... married to Lauren Thompson ... one daughter (Taelor) ... enjoys cooking ... full name is Christopher Raymond Holdcraft ... business major ... born Oct. 3, 1978.

YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK
2002 7/6 13 18 31 1-6 1-6
2003 12/13 37 65 102 10-24 2-9
TOTALS 19-18 50 83 133 11-30 3-15

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