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56 Eric Holcombe
  • Defensive Tackle
  • 6-3, 300
  • 2003-04, 1L
  • Mobile, Ala.
  • NE Mississippi Community College/NE Mississippi C.C

A two-year reserve defensive lineman who joined UF in December of 2002 after transferring from North East Mississippi Community College…

CAREER: Played in 17 games for 254 plays…

2004: Saw action in six games (Eastern Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State) for 71 plays recording four tackles, all unassisted….Played season-high 25 snaps against Vanderbilt while notching season-high two tackles….

2003: Saw action in the defensive tackle rotation for 11 games (all but South Carolina and FSU) for 183 plays…Recorded two solo tackles in his first career game vs. San Jose State…Recorded a career-high four tackles vs. Vanderbilt…Recorded a TFL and a tackle at No. 3 Miami…Dressed for the South Carolina and FSU games but did not see action…

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A Third-Team All-American at Northeast Mississippi Community College…Was named to the Mississippi Junior College All-State team two consecutive years…NJCAA First-Team All-American selection… A Top 101 prospect by JCFootball.com …Named team captain twice…Junior college coach was Bobby Hall…

PREP: Named to the Alabama all-state team…Was a four-time starter and captain for three years…High school coach was Roger Dearmon…

MAJOR: Recreation Program Delivery.


Career Defensive Stats:
Year Ut-At Tt Tbl Qbs Ff Fr Pd Int
2003 7-8 15 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004 4-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11-8 19 1 0 0 0 1 0

Career Highs:
Total Tackles: 4 (Vanderbilt, 2003)
Big Plays: 1 (Miami, 2003)

ERIC HOLCOMBE

  • Signed with Florida, got married and became a father all in one week in December of 2002.
  • Has a wife, Tiffany, and a daughter Erica who was born on December 26, 2002.
  • Gained 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason since arriving at Florida in the winter of 2002.

What They're Saying About ERIC HOLCOMBE

"Although he struggled in the spring making the transition from junior college to a major college program, Holcombe is a player the coaches are counting heavily on this fall at a position where they really need help. He's been a workout warrior this summer, adding 15 pounds of muscle." (August 6, 2003)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

"He is so quick off the ball. To me that's his greatest asset. He's 6-3, 280 and he's strong and quick. That quickness is his biggest thing." (February 14, 2003)

"His greatest asset is his quickness. He's unbelievably quick coming off the ball. He'd make plays in the backfield where you'd wonder how he did it. And he had a bunch of them. If teams didn't game plan for him, he'd create all sorts of problems. "Teams would double and triple team him, but he's so quick he'd slip them. He's the best defensive tackle I've ever coached." (April 10, 2003)
Andy Greening, NE Mississippi JuCO coach

"He's unbelievably strong and has a little move on his pass rush. He's going to get better and better." (February 16, 2003)
Ron Zook, Former UF Head Coach

Florida Football 2004                                        

#56 Holcombe,E.

Games played: 6

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................   4    0      4    0.0-0    23.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0



Florida Football 2003

 #56 Holcombe,E.

Games played: 10

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   1    0      1    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   3    1      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................   6    6     12    1.0-1    25.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

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