Nov. 14, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Sophomore FS Thomas Holloway was named the Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Co-Defensive Player of the Week honor after leading the Army defense in its game with Rutgers at Yankee Stadium last Saturday.
Holloway made a team-high 14 tackles, his second double-digit outing of the season, intercepted his first career pass, and broke up another throw against the Scarlet Knights.
For the season, Holloway ranks second on the team with 61 tackles. He has one interception and two pass breakups in 10 games.
The Birmingham, Ala., native is the fourth Army player to earn an Independent Player of the Week Award. Freshman LB Geoffery Bacon earned the defensive honor after the Vanderbilt game. Junior QB Trent Steelman was named the Offensive Player of the Week following Army's win over Northwestern, and senior PK Alex Carlton earned the special teams honor after the Black Knights' victory versus Tulane.
The FBS Independent Players of the Week are selected by members of a nationwide media panel, which includes equal representation from each of the independent institutions' coverage markets.