2001: Played in five games at linebacker and on special teams ? Recorded five tackles, including three solos ? Had four tackles against Michigan ? Registered his only tackle for loss in win over Northern Illinois.
2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.
High School: Led the North Suburban Conference in sacks with 10 while also registering 76 tackles his senior year ? Named to the Arlington Heights Daily-Herald all-area team ? Had 19 receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 16 yards per catch as a tight end ? Earned All-North Suburban Conference honors and was a 1999 Coca-Cola all-area selection ? Named to the Chicago Sun-Times all-area team ? Five-time letterwinner at Stevenson High School in football and basketball ? Averaged 7.6 rebounds a game ? Moved to Stevenson his junior year after playing for two years at Miffin High School in Columbus, Ohio.
Personal: Full given name is Alexis Lamont Holden ? Born July 23, 1982 in Lawrence, Kan. ? Nickname is ?Leroy? ? The son of Renwick Atkins and Shyra Holden ? Father played one year with the Detroit Lions after a college career at Kansas ? Mother was a four-year varsity basketball letterwinner at Kansas and played two years on the Brazilian National team ? Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts ? Won the Women?s Teapot Society Poetry contest in Columbus, Ohio in 1997 ? Was a member of ?Snowball? a youth substance abuse prevention organization ? Represented Stevenson at the 1999 North Suburb History Fair ? Plans to pursue a career as a teacher/coach ? Says his mother is the biggest influence on his athletic career ? Hobbies include writing poetry, basketball and listening to music.
CAREER HIGHS Tackles- 4 at Michigan, 9/22/01 Solos- 2 at Michigan, 9/22/01 TFL- 1 vs. Northern Illinois, 9/8/01