#17 Blake Holder
|HOMETOWN||Streamwood, Ill. (Northern Illinois)|
2017 (Sr): Played in six games this season for the Beavers... Totaled 301 receiving yards on 20 receptions for three touchdowns... Averaged 15.1 yards per catch... Returned one kick for 19 yards... Recorded a season-high 120 receiving yards and tied career high with two touchdowns vs Minnesota Crookston (Sep. 30)... 2017 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team.
2016 (Jr): Played in 12 games in his junior campaign as a member of the Beavers... Totaled 32 receptions for 785 yards and 8 touchdowns... Set a career long reception of 82 yards vs Minnesota Crookston (Nov 12)... Averaged 65.4 all-purpose yards per game and 24.5 yards per catch. Played in the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl game where the Beavers beat Washburn 36-23, being the first team in program history to win a post-season game.
2015 (So): Played in 10 games totaling 16 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns… Season long reception was 42 yards at MSU Moorhead (Oct. 7)… Totaled for 217 all-purpose yards with an all-purpose average per game of 21.7.
2014 (Fr): An All-NSIC First Team selection... Started all 11 games at wide receiver where he led the team with 764 yards receiving on 42 receptions along with a team high six receivng touchdowns... Averaged 18.2 yards per reception... His six receiving touchdowns were tied for seventh highest in the conference along with being ranked ninth in receiving yards... Was second on the team in all-purpose yards with 818... Had a career and team long 81-yard receiving touchdown versus Sioux Falls (Sept. 13) along with career highs with seven receptions and 153 receiving yards... Had a career high two receiving touchdowns at St. Cloud State (Nov. 1)... Had three straight games of 100+ yards reveiving along with five games of five or more receptions.
Prior to BSU: Redshirted at NCAA Division I Northern Illinois University in 2013... Earned all-area and Upstate Eight Conference honors following his junior and senior seasons at Streamwood High School... Hauled in 28 receptions for 430 yards and six touchdowns 2012... Led the team with five interceptions as a senior and recovered two fumbles... Returned three punts for 150 yards and one touchdown... Caught 25 passes for 599 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior to average nearly 24 yards per catch... Also, grabbed four interceptions in 2011 and helped to secure a playoff berth, Streamwood's first since 2002... Ranked as one of Illinois' Top 30 prospects in the Class of 2013 by National Underclassmen.com... Won two conference titles and qualified for the Illinois state track and field meet as a junior... Holds SHS records in the 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay.
Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1995... Son of Keith and Sandra Holder... Intended major in sociology... Brother, Kyle, 2008 NJCAA Division III National Champions and holds high school record for track in the 200-meter dash.
Career Highs: Receptions: 7 (x2) at Winona State (8/31/17); Receiving Yards: 153 vs Sioux Falls (9/13/14); Receiving Touchdowns: 2 (x4) last at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17); Reception Long: 82 vs Minnesota Crookston (11/12/16); Rushing Attempts: 3 at Upper Iowa (9/20/14); Rushing Yards: 20 vs SMSU (9/23/17); Kick Returns: 1 vs University of Mary (10/7/17); Kick Return Yards: 19 vs University of Mary (10/7/17); Tackles: 1 vs MSU Moorhead (11/5/16).