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Holt earns first-team All-OVC for third time

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Sports | No Comments

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For a third straight year, Terrence Holt has been named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference return specialist.

Austin Peay State University’s senior also earned second-team All-OVC at running back. He was the only Governor to receive postseason league honors in a vote of league coaches and sports information directors. That was announced Tuesday by the league honors by the OVC office.

Terrence Holt breaks away on a 95-yard kickoff return against UT Martin. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Terrence Holt breaks away on a 95-yard kickoff return against UT Martin. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

In earning first-team honors again as the Governors dynamic kick returner, Holt joins Harold “Red” Roberts as the only Governors to receive three or more first-team honors during their respective careers. Roberts earned first-team All-OVC at wide receiver in each of his four APSU seasons (1968-72).

The Nashville native owns multiple NCAA records. Entering the 2010 season, he was the only player in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) history to record a trio of 1,000-yard kickoff return seasons. He finished this season with 1,100 yards, including a 95-yard kickoff return for a score against UT Martin—it was his fourth career kickoff return for a TD and sixth overall special teams score (he also had two punt returns for TDs).

Terrence HoltA 2009 All-America who was named to multiple 2010 preseason teams, Holt owns the NCAA record for career kickoff return yards (4,683) and combined kickoff + punt return yards (5,230) along with 191 career kickoff returns and combined kickoff + punt returns (241). He also had an OVC record of 7,512 career all-purpose yards, including 2,049 this season—his 186.27 yards per game ranking third nationally.

In fact, as a running back, Holt finished with 793 yards (5.4 ypc) and eight TDs, including a trio of 100-yard rushing performances. Despite not serving as No. 1 tailback until the final three games of his senior season, Holt ended his career ninth on APSU’s all-time rushing list with 1939 yards, including 23 touchdowns. Those 23 TDs and his 174 points rank fourth all-time in APSU history.

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