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 76   Brian Holloway   T
  Height: 6'7"   Weight: 288
  Year: 6   Yrs/Pat: 6
  Acquired: D-1, 1981 (19th)
  School: Stanford
  Born: Jul 25, 1959  Omaha  NE
  Pro Bowl: 1984, 1985, 1986


From 1987 Patriots' Media Guide

Has announced that this will be his final year of pro football (is concerned with the numerous injuries that he suffered last season, that lingered with him during the off-season months and what those injuries could mean to his body in the future)...started 15 regular season games last season (missed at Indianapolis game, on 11-9, due to knee; injury suffered in 2nd quarter vs. Atlanta on 11-2) not starting that game, ended 71 consecutive start mark...returned to starting lineup vs. LA Rams on 11-16...caught first and only pro pass vs. Miami on 10-5, with five yard grab after pass deflected at line of scrimmage...selected All-NEA first team 1985 selected to the Pro Bowl for the 3rd consecutive season...was selected All-AFC by Football News, AP All-Pro 2nd of eight Patriots to start all 20 games in season (one of three on offense) 1984 started all 16 games...earned the starting left tackle role with five games to play in his rookie season of his first full year as a starter in 1982, Patriots' ground attack churned up 1,347 yards, just 24 yards behind league rushing champion Buffalo (1,371) 1983 he and linemates paved the way for a Patriots' rushing force that had the league's best per carry average of 4.9 his first two seasons as a full time starter (1982-83), the Patriots rushed for more total yards (3,952) than any other NFL team...was a regular on the special teams as a rookie...the second OT and 19th player overall selected in the 1981 draft.

Games Played/Started: 1981 -16/5, 1982 -9/9. 1983 -16/16, 1984 -16/16, 1985 -16/16, 1986 -15/15. Total: 88/77.
Other Stats: Fumble Recoveries: 1981 -1, 1985 -2, 1986 -1. Receiving: 1986 -one for 5 yards.


From 1987 Patriots' Media Guide

A tough competitor, he gashed his hand in '81 Senior Bowl and, following stitches that closed the injury, he returned to finish the game...although he had the outer cartilage removed from both knees in '78 and'79 off-seasons, he played in all 11 games in his junior and senior years.