55 Ray Holliman

Ray Holliman Ohio State
usaUnited States
Holland, MI
High School
West Ottawa
Current Team
Ohio State
1983, 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), Business Administration (1983)

Weight: 262 (1987), 259 (1986), 256 (1985), 246 (1984), 240 (1983)

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.

1983 Media Guide: Will likely be used on defense at Ohio State … has sufficient speed to run the 220 in track.

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.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
1983Ohio State4010100000000000
1984Ohio State10042200000000000
1985Ohio State1122513123243241000000
1986Ohio State1165100000000000
1987Ohio State11953233011292114200100