2016 NFL Draft
UCLA Football BIO
Damien Holmes
Player Profile:
Damien Holmes 1265501
Position: OLB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 250
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Grand Terrace, CA
High School: Colton
Experience: 4 Letters
UCLA - Damien shifted to the linebacker position in the spring of 2012 and saw action at both inside and outside slots ... Owns 30 career starts as a linebacker and defensive end.

2012 - Saw action in all 14 games and made 11 starts at linebacker ... Served as defensive co-captain ... Finished seventh on the team in tackles (53) ... Ranked fourth on the squad in tackles for loss (10.0) and sacks (5.5) ... Had four stops in the opener at Rice and returned a fumble for a touchdown ... Made four tackles against Nebraska; five vs. Houston ... Recorded seven stops, 5.0 tackles for loss at Colorado ... The 5.0 tackles for loss were the most by a UCLA player since Robert Thomas recorded the same number in a 2001 contest against Ohio State ... Had five tackles each in games against Cal, Utah and Arizona ... Earned the UCLA Captains Award and the N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership at the annual team awards banquet ... Selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Bowl Game.

2011 - Starter in all 14 games ... Tied for second on the team with 6.0 tackles for loss ... Made three tackles, 1.5 for loss at Houston ... Had five tackles against Texas and two at Oregon State ... Three stops at Stanford ... Recorded a sack vs. Washington State ... Three tackles vs. Arizona State ... Made six tackles at Utah, 1.5 for loss ... Notched three tackles 1.0 for loss, vs. Colorado and had two pass defenses ... One tackle at USC ... Two stops at Oregon ... Two tackles, one for loss, vs. Illinois.

2010 - Saw action in all 12 games with six starts (including last four games of season) ... Finished second among the linemen, ninth overall on team, in tackles with 28 ... Made first career start at Kansas State and recorded then career-high six tackles, including 1.0 sacks ... Had two stops against Stanford ... Came off the bench versus Houston and recovered a fumble ... Totaled four tackles at California ... Came off the bench against Arizona and made five tackles ... Returned to starting lineup versus Oregon State and had three tackles ... Four tackles against USC.

2009 - Saw action in a reserve role in all 13 games ... Made 11 tackles, including 0.5 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss ... Earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors ... Made one tackle assist in opener against San Diego St. ... One stop at Tennessee ... Four tackles against Kansas St. ... One tackle against Oregon, Cal and Arizona ... Two tackles versus Arizona St. ... Did not receive credit for a tackle in games at USC or in bowl win over Temple.

2008 - Did not see game action in his first season in the program ... Defensive co-winner of UCLA's Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.

HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons at Colton HS in Colton, CA for coach Harold Strauss ... Played tight end, defensive end and fullback ... PrepStar All-American ... Four stars from scout.com ... Rated No. 6 nationally at defensive end by scout.com ... Four stars from rivals.com ... All-State third team by Cal-Hi Sports ... As a senior, he was named CIF-Southern Section Central Division Defensive Player of the Year ... Named to 2008 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl team ... Selected to 2008 Southern California All-Star Bowl team ... Defensive MVP of San Andreas League ... Cal-Hi Sports third-team All-State ... National Football Foundation All-San Bernardino County team ... First-team All-San Bernardino Area defensive selection by Riverside Press-Enterprise ... Made 99 tackles, including 17.0 sacks as a senior ... As a junior, he recorded 72 tackles,14 sacks and two fumble recoveries ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section defense and offense ... Defensive MVP of San Andreas League ... First-team All-San Bernardino Area selection by Press-Enterprise ... Lettered two seasons in basketball (2004-06) for coach Peter Goldkorn ... Lettered in track and field (shot, discus) for one (2006) year.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Damien Edward Holmes ... Born: October 12, 1990 in Redlands, CA ... Parents: Edward Holmes and Diane Galvez ... Has two sisters, Amber and Briana, and two brothers, Daniel and Dillon ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as ending a 25-plus year rut at his high school by advancing to CIF semi-finals in 2007 ... Lists former NFL star Michael Strahan as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, going to the beach, and playing ping-pong ... Relative Vic Salazar also attended UCLA ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 ... Sociology major.

Career Highs
Tackles: 7 at Colorado, 2012
Sacks: 3.0 at Colorado, 2012
Tackles for loss: 5.0 at Colorado, 2012

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