Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 21 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Shane Carden throws for 305 yards and four touchdowns
A punishing, quick and agile defender who will open junior season listed as Jeremy Grove's top backup at one of the inside linebacking positions on the depth chart ... However, experience and adaptability might also allow competition for starting status on the other side, along with Kyle Tudor and Daniel Drake during fall camp and throughout the campaign should play warrant it ... Expected to be in a position to contribute a top-tier special teams role for the third-straight season as well ... Turned in another solid spring practice period, booking three stops, including one for lost yardage, during the first scrimmage on March 31 ... Recorded a tackle and pass breakup in the second contest a week later before adding another stop during the Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... Designated as an "iron" Pirate during spring strength and conditioning testing ... Posted one of the top 40 times among ECU's ILBs with a clip of 4.587 and registered jumps of 9'8 (broad) and 32.5" (vertical) with a top power number of 1,164 watts (jerk lift).
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2009: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February, 2009.
High School: Earned eight varsity letters during prep career, four each as a football and track standout ... Selected to all-county and all-conference teams as a senior linebacker for coach Chris Deal ... Posted 75 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions during junior year after averaging nearly 15 stops per contest in 2006 as a sophomore ... A two-year all-conference and all-county track performer ... Served as team captain for both Yellow Jacket programs in 2008-09 ... Competed in the 200 meters, 4x100 relay, 880 relay and mile relay ... Finished second at the Davidson County Elite Athlete Challenge ... Member of the A/B Honor Roll at LHS for work in the classroom.
Personal: Full name is Ty Kentlin Holmes ... Born May 18, 1991 at Lexington, N.C. ... Son of Charles and Evette Holmes ... Major is family community services ... Father played football and ran track at Livingstone College ... Cousin was a center in the Winston-Salem State program while godfather Joe McIntosh was a member of the N.C. State Wolfpack squad (running back), who earned Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie-of-the-Year honors in 1991 ... Hobbies include video games, dancing and movies ... Lists father, cousin and uncle as most influential figures in career.