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AFTER CAL: Agreed to terms on an undrafted free agent contract with the Washington Redskins on May 3, 2012 ... participated at Cal's 2012 Pro Day.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 50 of 51 games possible from 2008-11 and each of his final 50 after not playing in his first contest as a redshirt freshman ... made 33 starts ... finished his career with 218 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss (-66 yards), 4.0 sacks (-26 yards), three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, eight pass breakups and three quarterback hurries ... a two-time honorable mention all-conference selection as a junior and senior.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from the league's coaches playing opposite Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Mychal Kendricks at an inside linebacker spot ... shared the team's Bear Backers MVP honor with Kendricks on the defensive side of the ball and also added one of two Cort Majors Captains Awards on defense ... also earned a second-team All-Pac-10 spot from Phil Steele and a place on the ESPN.com Pac-12 Blog's All-Underrated squad ... started all 13 games and was second on the team with 82 tackles, while ranking third on the club with a career-high 10.5 tackles for loss (-40 yards) ... added a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks (-13 yards), two pass breakups and a team-high two quarterback hurries ... ranked among the per-game Pac-12 leaders in both tackles for loss (10th, 0.81) and tackles (16th, 6.31) ... led or co-led the team in tackles on five occasions at Oregon (season-high 11), vs. Oregon State (10, co-leader with Mychal Kendricks) at Colorado (9), vs. Utah (9) and vs. Presbyterian (8) ... added eight tackles against Fresno State in the season-opener and at Stanford ... had six tackles at Washington, five at UCLA and vs. Washington State, two vs. USC and at Arizona State, and one in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas ... had at least 1.0 tackle for loss in 10 of 13 contests, with 1.5 at UCLA and 1.0 in the other eight games (vs. Fresno State, at Washington, at Oregon, vs. USC, vs. Utah, at UCLA, vs. Washington State, vs. Oregon State, at Stanford, at Arizona State) ... recorded 1.0 sacks both vs. Washington State (-7 yards) and at UCLA (-6 yards) ... added a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup vs. Presbyterian, a quarterback hurry vs. Washington State and a pass breakup vs. Oregon State ... named third-team midseason All-Pac-12 by Steele, who also listed him as a third-team all-conference player and the nation's No. 15 draft-eligible inside linebacker prior to the campaign.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 12 games and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors while ranking second on the club with a career-high 85 tackles after leading the squad for much of the season before Mike Mohamed took over the team lead late in the campaign ... led the club with three forced fumbles and was tied for fourth in the Pac-10 with an average of 0.25 forced fumbles per contest ... tied for 13th in the Pac-10 with his 7.1 per-game tackle average ... fourth on the club with 5.5 tackles for loss (-21 yards) and tied for fourth with 2.0 sacks (-13 yards) ... added three pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery ... recorded a career-high 16 tackles at Nevada that were the most by a Cal defender since Thomas DeCoud also had 16 stops at Washington in 2007, and tied for the most by a Cal defender in 2010 ... also had a forced fumble at Nevada ... other double-digit tackle games came vs. Stanford (12, 1.0 TFL, -1 yard) and vs. Oregon (10, 0.5 TFL, -0 yards, forced fumble) ... had nine tackles in back-to-back games vs. Arizona State and at Oregon State, adding a nine-yard sack that was the first of his collegiate career against the Sun Devils, as well as a four-yard sack and a forced fumble at Oregon State ... added seven tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-5 yards) and a pass breakup vs. Colorado ... had six stops each at Arizona and vs. Washington, adding a fumble recovery vs. the Huskies ... had four tackles and a career-high-tying two pass breakups in the season opener vs. UC Davis and four tackles at USC ... had 1.0 tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry at UCLA ... a third-team midseason All-Pac-10 choice of Phil Steele.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started eight of 13 games and contributed 37 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards), three pass breakups and a fumble recovery which he returned 16 yards ... team was 7-1 during his eight starts with the only game he started that Cal lost being vs. Oregon State ... started the first three games of the season vs. Maryland, vs. Eastern Washington and at Minnesota, then again for four straight contests at UCLA, vs. Washington State, at Arizona State and vs. Oregon State, and once more at Stanford ... recorded a season-high-tying seven tackles twice vs. Oregon State (career-high 2.0 TFL, -1 yard) and vs. Eastern Washington (0.5 TFL, -2 yards) ... added six tackles and a career-high-tying two pass breakups in the season opener vs. Maryland ... had four stops on three separate occasions at Minnesota, vs. Washington State (0.5 TFL, -1 yard) and at Arizona State ... fumble recovery that he returned 16 yards came in the first quarter at UCLA and set the ball up on the Bruins' 43-yard line, where quarterback Kevin Riley would connect with wide receiver Marvin Jones on the next play for a 43-yard touchdown pass and a 14-0 Cal lead.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): A reserve linebacker who played in 12 of 13 games off the bench with 14 tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) ... missed only the Michigan State season opener ... recorded a season-high four tackles in his collegiate debut at Washington State and two tackles in four other games at Maryland, vs. Oregon, at USC and vs. Washington ... registered his 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) at Maryland.
2007: Redshirted ... did not play ... earned Scout Team Player of the Year honors on defense.
HIGH SCHOOL: SuperPrep All-American choice and also a member of the media outlet's All-Far West team ... the nation's No. 21 prospect at linebacker and No. 43 overall player in California according to Rivals ... listed on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team and named the Los Angeles Daily News Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... named MVP of his Senior All-Star Game with 4.0 sacks and a fumble return for a touchdown ... also the 2006 Serra League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior when he totaled 73 tackles and 14.0 sacks ... rushed for 250 yards on 26 carries with six touchdowns offensively as a senior, while catching 47 passes for 840 yards and nine touchdowns ... the Southern Section Division X Defensive Player of the Year as a junior when he led his squad to the CIF Division X title with an 11-3 record ... four-year varsity starter.
PERSONAL: Full name is Donnell Lamont Holt ... parents are Shawn and Monica Bridges ... born December 1, 1988 ... cousin Troy Lewis played cornerback at Wyoming, completing his career in 2007 ... major is American studies.
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LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012