#53 Hamilton Holliday Season 2006-07
Became one of team[apos]s most consistent interior players as a first-year starter at center… Started every game for the Commodores, and enters 2007 having started 14 consecutive games… Part of an unproven center-quarterback duo entering the season, Holliday quickly earned the praise of coaches and teammates, winning the squad[apos]s Offensive Player of the Week honors in the opener at Michigan… Later in the year, he share the offensive team honor with QB Chris Nickson for his performance in victory at Duke… Along with OT Chris Williams, typically earned the highest blocking grade among Commodore linemen.
Finished strongly after starting the season limited by injury… A versatile lineman, enjoyed much of his playing time at offensive guard while serving as top backup to starting center Trey Holloway… In closing games of season, was playing significant minutes at guard… Was on the field for most of win at Tennessee, including game-winning final possession.
Played in six games… Started at right guard at end of season against Kentucky and Tennessee following injury to Nigel Seaman… Named to Freshman All-Southeastern Conference Squad by coaches and The Sporting News… Also showed ability to play center.
Three-year offensive line starter for Atlanta metro power… Team captain as senior… Started at strong tackle for three-time 5A playoff squad… Named First Team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution… Also recognized as All-Cobb County and All-Area… Offensive Lineman of the Year recipient by the Cobb County Touchdown Club… Earned Lineman of the Week honors from the Atlanta Touchdown Club… Played in Georgia North-South All-Star Game… Helped team to undefeated regular season and second round of playoffs as senior… Squad also went to playoffs following 8-2 regular season in 2002… Also throws shot and discus in track & field.
Hamilton Pitts Holliday… Son of Roger and Cindy Holliday… Born Nov. 2, 1985… Known as ‘Hambone’…Oldest of three siblings… Dad is Vice President of Investor Relations for Russell Corporation… Member of Walton Hall of Fame… Recipient of school[apos]s Raider Pride and Excellent in Academics awards… Former Alabama legend and College Football Hall of Fame member Billy Neighbors is a cousin… Enjoys hunting and fishing… Plans major in engineering.