|HOMETOWN||Powder Springs, Ga.|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||McEachern HS|
2021 (R-Senior): Holmes is now the most decorated running back in program history following his senior campaign in 2021 … Was one of the final three finalists for the Walter Payton Award … Earned a spot on a program-record eight All-American teams … Named to the Coaches and Media First Team All-SoCon, while also garnering SoCon Offensive Player of the Year … Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts, finishing the year with a program-record 1,553 rushing yards, averaging 119.5 per game … Holmes also tallied 17 rushing touchdowns and 20 total touchdowns … Became the program’s all-time leading rusher, ending his career with 4,264 rushing yards, while also setting the program record for total points (306) and career touchdowns (51) … Capped off the season with a team-high 1,884 all-purpose yards … Holmes led all of FCS football in rushing yards per game (119.5), while finishing third in total rushing yards … Holmes accounted for 100+ rushing yards in eight of the 13 games in the fall, including a season-high 212 yards and three touchdowns at Western Carolina … Tallied at least one rushing touchdown in 10 of the 13 games, including six games with multi-touchdown performances.
2020 (R-Junior)*: Named to the SoCon Honor Roll … Earned a spot on a trio of All-American Teams: Phil Steele Second Team Special Teams, Associated Press Second Team All-America and the Stats Perform FCS All-America First Team Specialist … Named to the Coaches and Media First Team All-SoCon, in addition to the Coaches and Media Second Team All-SoCon as a specialist … Recognized as a Walter Payton Award Finalist … Two-time SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 22 & April 5) … Appeared and started in all six games for the Bucs, finishing the season with 640 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 122 carries … Averaged 5.2 yards per carry and 106.7 yards per game on the ground, leading the SoCon in rushing yards per game … Paced the league in all-purpose yards (1,094) and all-purpose yards per game (182.3), also ranking second in all of FCS football in both categories … Hauled in 11 receptions for 55 yards on the season … Rushed for over 100+ yards on three occasions, including a season-high 197 yards and two touchdowns in ETSU’s 24-17 win over Western Carolina … Capped off the season with 399 kick return yards in 16 attempts … Named to the First Team All-SoCon Preseason squad … Tabbed to the STATS FCS First Team Preseason All-American squad … Named to the HERO Sports Preseason All-American Special Teams Second Team … Currently ranks third all-time in career rushing yards at ETSU with 2,711 … Currently sitting fourth all-time in rushing yards per attempt with an average of 5.0863 yards per carry, as well as fourth in career scoring at ETSU with 186 points.
*Season played in Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 (R-Sophomore): Tabbed to both the Coaches and Media Second Team All-SoCon … Tabbed to the SoCon Honor Roll … Named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and College Madness FCS National Player of the Week following career game against Mercer … Garnered a spot on the HERO Sports All-American Sophomore team … Named to the Phil Steele Magazine Preseason First Team All-SoCon … Named to the STATS FCS Preseason Third Team All-America … Garnered a spot on the Preseason All-SoCon First Team Offense … HERO Sports Preseason All-American Second Team … Named to the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy Preseason Watch List … Appeared in all 12 games on the season with eight starts, including the final three games of the season … Rushed for 1,143 yards on the season, the fourth-most rushing yards in a single season in program history … Carried the ball 206 times and accounted for seven rushing touchdowns … Carried the ball 26 times for a program record 255 rushing yards in the win over Mercer, finishing with three touchdowns as well … Hauled in 16 receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown … Led the Bucs in kick returns with 27 for 628 yards, the fourth-most yards in a single season … Led the Southern Conference in all-purpose yards with 1,905 yards … Holmes carried the ball for 100+ yards in three consecutive games, all of which marked career-best performances … Currently ranks ninth in program history for career rushing yards (2,071) and fifth in ETSU history for yards per carry (5.0).
2018 (R-Freshman): Named SoCon Freshman of the Year … Tabbed HERO Sports Freshman All-American and Phil Steele Magazine All-American Freshman Team … Named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team, First Team All-SoCon Offense and Second Team All-SoCon Special Teams … College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List … STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Finalist … STATS FCS Freshman of the Week (Sept. 24) … Played and started in all 12 games for the Bucs, rushing for 928 yards and 13 touchdowns in 205 attempts … Holmes’ 928 rushing yards ranks eighth most in a single season in ETSU history, while his 13 rushing touchdowns is the second most in a single season … Posted a season-high 118 yards on the ground in the season-opening win over Mars Hill … Tallied a career-high three touchdowns with 105 yards on the ground in the 45-0 rout over Gardner-Webb … Registered at least one touchdown in nine games and rushed for 100-or-more yards in five games on the season … Finished the season with 34 receptions, 279 receiving yards and two touchdowns … Returned 10 kickoffs for 273 yards … First in the SoCon in rushing attempts (205) and rushing touchdowns (13) … Second in the conference in all-purpose yards (1,480) and third in rushing yards (928) and scoring per game (7.5).
2017 (Freshman): Redshirted the 2017 season.
High School: Lettered in football and track & field at McEachern … Named first team all-region and led the Indians to a pair of regional championships … Recorded 1,213 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns in 2016 … Rushed for 827 yards and 12 touchdowns, while posting 270 receiving yards with five touchdowns his senior season … Finished with 116 kickoff return yards and one touchdown.
Personal: Son of Chris Boykin and Maisah Houston … Born Oct. 23, 1998 … Plans to major in chemistry.