2010 (r-Sr.): Registered playing time in 11 games, returning from a season-ending injury a year ago ... Has appeared in 40 games over his career, including 19 starting assignments ... Recorded 11 tackles (five solos), 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups ... Had season-best three stops versus Kansas (9/17) and added two stops in four other contests ... Posted 2.0 tackles for loss against Memphis (10/16) ... Had a full sack against the Tigers as well as East Carolina (10/9) ... Added a half sack versus Tulane (11/6) ... Recovered his lone fumble at Memphis ... 2009 (r-Jr.): Played in first six games of the season, all starts, before a leg injury kept him out of the final seven contests ... Registered five assisted tackles and seven solo tackles in a shortened campaign ... Best game of four solo tackles came against UAB (10/1) ... Had a sack against UCF (9/12) for a loss of four yards and a sack against Kansas (9/26) for a loss of three yards ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll merit during 2009 spring semester ... 2008 New Orleans Bowl: Tallied two assisted tackles and added a pass breakup ... 2008 (r-So.): Started all 13 games ... Tallied 29 total stops during the year, including 14 solos ... Added 3.5 tackles for loss ... Had six games where he registered three tackles ... Recorded two assisted tackles, one solo tackle and defended one pass against Louisiana-Lafayette (8/30) ... Added one assisted tackle, one solo tackle and two quarterback hurries against Auburn (9/6) ... Recorded two solo tackles against UTEP (10/4), one assisted tackle and two solo tackles against Boise State (10/11) and two assisted tackles, one assisted tackle for a loss and a solo tackle against Rice (10/18), two assisted tackles and a solo tackle against Memphis (10/25), an assisted tackle, two solo tackles and a solo tackle for loss against UAB (11/1), a solo tackle against UCF (11/8), two assisted tackles, a solo tackle, and a solo tackle for loss against East Carolina (11/15), and two solo tackles and a solo tackle for a loss against SMU (11/29) ... 2007 (r-Fr.): Saw action in 10 games ... Participated in 163 total plays, 137 on defense and 26 on special teams during the regular season ... Recorded eight tackles (four solos, four assists) ... Also had a half sack at UAB (11/3) ... 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Three-year starter for coach Ed Stanley at Meridian HS ... Was a three-year letterwinner ... Finished with 189 tackles (96 solo, 93 assists) ... Also had four tackles for loss, three interceptions, one pass breakup, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, both of which were returned for touchdowns ... On offense, had 12 receptions for 400 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end ... A First-Team All-State selection by The Clarion Ledger ... Named team Defensive MVP and Player of the Year ... All-Region 3-5A ... Team finished 11-4 and won the South State title as a senior ... Led the state of Mississippi in tackles as a senior ... Team also had a combined record of 17-7-1 during his sophomore and junior seasons, advancing to the second round of the playoffs both years ... A three-star rating by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ... Rated a 3 by The Forrest Davis Recruiting Annual ... Named to the Mississippi Top 25 by Rivals.com and the Mississippi Hot 35 by Scout.com ... Played in the Max Emfinger All-American Game ... Ranked the No. 34 outside linebacker by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 89 in the nation by Rivals.com ... Five-star rating by Max Emfinger ... Personal: Son of Donnie Holmes and Annie Byrd ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born Sept. 30, 1987.