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5.05 ?
  • 5.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 248LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


Holba was the valedictorian of the largest high school in Kentucky, a three-year baseball player, and had two years of experience as a long snapper when he decided to walk on at Louisville. His father, John, played quarterback at Ohio University and Western Michigan, and his cousin, Andrew, is an offensive lineman at the Air Force Academy. Holba redshirted in 2012, and played in only one game between the 2013 and 2014 seasons as four-year starter Grant Donovan had everything under control. He stepped in for Donovan in 2015 as the team's short and long-snapper, and held that job in 2016 as well. He made three tackles in coverage the past two years while providing consistent snaps for placements and punts.



Two-year long snapper. Has good velocity on both short and longer snaps. Field goal and extra point placement is very consistent. Snap-to-punt time is near NFL range. Has rangy frame with long arms and should be able to add more weight. Has snapped for both left and right-footed kickers.


Could benefit from adding strength. Gives ground and allows push through his edges on field goals. Placement of punt snaps was a little low at times.

Bottom Line

Has the placement and velocity necessary to be considered as a late-round pick in the draft.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.