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Pierce Holt

Defensive Tackle

Pierce Holt

Inducted 1997

Date of Birth



Marlin, TX


Angelo State University (1984-1987)


Pierce Holt excelled on the football field and in the classroom for Angelo State. At the age of 22 he walked on to the team after holding a number of jobs after high school, including acting as a shopping mall Santa. He became an immediate starter as a freshman as the Rams captured the Lone Star Conference title. The next season he made the first of three consecutive all-conference teams. His honors continued as a junior and senior as he added first-team All-America to his list of accomplishments. Holt was also the conference defensive lineman of the year in each of his two All-America seasons. He played eight years with San Francisco and Atlanta in the National Football League, was on two Super Bowl winners, and became a rancher in Christoval, Texas and then returned to Angelo as an assistant coach. Pierce achieved greatness despite he fact that he only had ten percent vision in his left eye.


Height 6'4

Weight 280

Career Highlights

  • 1987 All-Conference
  • 1987 First Team All-America (Div II)
  • 1986 All-Conference
  • 1986 First Team All-America (Div II)
  • 1985 All-Conference
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