- United States
- Holland, MI
- High School
- West Ottawa
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Post-OSU Update: Ray Holliman graduated from Ohio State with a degree in criminology and earned a master’s at Grand Valley State in social work. After college, he worked as a juvenile probation officer. He died due to pneumonia in December of 2020. (updated: Dec. 2022)
Major: Criminology (1986-87), Undeclared (1985)
Weight: 262 (1987), 259 (1986), 256 (1985), 246 (1984)
1987 Media Guide: Granted another year of competition in 1987 under the injury hardship rule … considered the top defensive tackle on the team when he is healthy.
1986: Started in the 1986 opener with Alabama in the Kickoff Classic but had to give up football because of knee problems.
1986 Media Guide: Missed all of spring practice because of an illness … can play nose guard if needed.
1985: Played 103 minutes and started the last two games, Michigan and Brigham Young … had 25 tackles last year, including three quarterback sacks.
1985 Media Guide: A strong candidate to start at defensive tackle this year … strong physically and difficult to block.
1984: Won a letter … was a reserve defensive tackle and middle guard, seeing action in ten games.
1984 Media Guide: Can play nose guard but prefers tackle … now bench presses 370 pounds after a shoulder injury kept him off weights completely.
1983: Saw brief action as a freshman, appearing in four games.
High School: Won all-Michigan honors at West Ottawa High in 1982 as a two-way tackle … won eight high school letters, three each in football and basketball and two in track.
Personal: Admires “Magic” Johnson of the Lakers, Hugh Green and Joe Green … hobbies are music, lifting weights and basketball … father is a social worker.
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