Julius Holder: Why I chose Stetson

Julius Holder: Stetson

Most college freshman want to hit the field as soon as possible. Not Julius Holder.

He knows that without a doubt he will be redshirted next season. But that’s fine with him because so will all of his teammates. Holder, who played linebacker at the Lovett School, is part of the first recruiting program for the rebirth of the football program at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.

While he had offers from established Division I-AA programs such as Valparaiso, Colgate and Dayton, Holder chose to be part of history with the Hatters.

“They have my exact major, digital arts,” said Holder, who wants to be a video game designer. “Other schools have computer science, but this major is exactly what I want to do.”

Holder said the redshirt year will actually be a blessing for him and his teammates.

“We get to get in the weight room and get bigger and stronger and faster, and we get to focus on our studies more,” he said. “We’ll hit the field as sophomores [in 2013] and by the time we’re juniors and seniors, we’ll be ready to dominate.”

- S. Thomas Coleman

7 comments Add your comment


February 1st, 2012
7:47 pm

Get ready for Bulldog, BAMA, Ga TECH or any teams Spring football. Spring Baseball for the Braves or any team too.


Phil Lunney

February 1st, 2012
8:06 pm

I read the headline and thought he was chosing D Orlando’s Stetson Hat. Sorry, good luck Julius.


February 1st, 2012
9:39 pm

I graduated from Stetson in 2010! Pumped for football to come back. Welcome to Stetson Julius!!


February 1st, 2012
10:53 pm

Congrats Young Man…. You have a great attitude and a good head on your shoulders. Nubian Eyes will be watching

Archie Snaggletooth

February 2nd, 2012
7:15 am

Julius, this is absolutely amazing. Im glad Stetson could offer this type of student stability and performance. Does anyone know if this is the same Julius from the pen tapping video on youtube?


February 2nd, 2012
8:36 am

Welcome, Julius, from the Jacksonville, Florida Stetson Alumni Association. We look forward to seeing you and the the Hatters take the field in fall 2013 under Coach Hughes’ guidance.

kary johnson

February 2nd, 2012
12:12 pm

Yes, very smart Go Hatters. I went to Lovett then Stetson-we look for wonderful things for our schools. Whose child are you; I lived by Tommy, Elizabeth, Jimmy, John. Stetson baseball is very good- Chipper Jones went-his pop , uncle coached there. Very proud.