UNC Football Bio
36 Cole Holcomb
Holcomb Holcomb 1865284

2016 - Junior Season
Former walk-on who earned a scholarship prior to the 2016 season and started all 13 games at outside linebacker • Finished fifth in the ACC in tackles per game (8.8 avg.) and led the team with 115 tackles • Also had 5.0 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and one sack • Matched a team-best 10 tackles in the Sun Bowl • Posted 10 tackles, including five solo stops, vs. NC State • Recorded eight tackles, one for loss, vs. The Citadel • Posted a team-high 11 tackles at Duke • Made seven tackles in a 48-20 win over Georgia Tech • Had a team-high 10 tackles, including seven solo stops and one for a loss, in the win at Virginia • Made five tackles in the win at Miami • Led the team with a career-high 13 tackles in the win at No. 12 Florida State • Made eight tackles and broke up a pass in the comeback win over Pitt • Had seven tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over JMU • Made seven tackles in the win at Illinois • Recorded nine tackles, including his first sack, in the season opener against No. 18 Georgia • Came to UNC as a walk-on and has improved each season, playing primarily on special teams prior to 2016.

2015 - Sophomore Season
Appeared in all 14 games primarily on special teams • Also saw time at linebacker, registering 15 tackles on the year • Finished with three solo tackles in the win over Miami • Had single stops in wins over Pitt, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Delaware • Tallied three tackles in the win over Illinois • Finished with four tackles (three solo) in the win over NC A&T • Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against South Carolina • Joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 2014 season.

New Smyrna Beach High School
Three-year letterwinner who saw playing time at safety, linebacker and tight end • Earned second-team all-county honors as a senior • Helped his team win the district championship as a junior and advance to the second round of the 7A state playoffs • Coached by Lance Jenkins • Also played soccer • Honor roll student who graduated 15th in his class.  

Favorite NFL team is the Oakland Raiders • Son of Beth and Jack Holcomb • Birthday is July 30 • Management and society major.

Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
High School: New Smyrna Beach
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