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2013: Preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award ... started the first two games of the season before injuring his wrist in practice prior to the Notre Dame game ... had nine receptions for 69 yards on the year ... finished with three catches for 30 yards at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 ... had a career-high six receptions for 39 yards against Indiana State on Sept. 7.
2012: Appeared in 12 games, making three starts ... caught a career-high 25 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns ... caught a career-high four passes for 43 yards and a score against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 ... tallied two receptions for six yards at No. 22 Notre Dame on Sept. 8 ... caught two passes for 15 yards against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 ... had one reception for four yards against Marshall on Sept. 29 ... tied his career high with four catches for 17 yards against Michigan on Oct. 6 ... caught two passes for six yards at No. 7 Ohio State on Oct. 20 ... finished with two receptions for 13 yards at Minnesota on Oct. 27 ... tallied two catches for 14 yards against Penn State on Nov. 3 ... finished with two receptions for 14 yards and a touchdown at Iowa on Nov. 10 ... finished with four catches for 26 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.
2011: Appeared in 11 games, making four starts ... finished with 11 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown ... had one catch for 11 yards against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 3 ... tallied one reception for three yards against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... had two receptions for 25 yards against Illinois on Oct. 22 ... finished with a then-career-high three receptions for 44 yards at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... had one catch for 13 yards at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... caught one pass for 12 yards in overtime win against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... caught his first career touchdown pass and finished with two receptions for 25 yards against Iowa on Nov. 19.
2010: Appeared in all 12 games, making two starts as a true freshman ... had one catch for 14 yards at Ohio State on Oct. 23 ... made first career start at Illinois on Oct. 30.
High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as No. 27 tight end nationally by Scout.com ... caught 18 passes for 480 yards and three touchdowns despite missing three games with thigh injury ... second team All-Broward County ... had 11 catches for 80 yards as junior ... team won back-to-back 5A state championships ... Saint Thomas Aquinas was named the 2008 national champions by ESPN.com ... also earned three varsity letters in basketball ... coach was George Smith, who is a Purdue alum ... played AAU basketball with fellow Boilermaker Gary Bush.
Personal: Given name is Gabrison Brig Holmes ... born March 29, 1991 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... father, Walter, was a long jumper for USA Track and Field at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.