Ultimate Scouting Report: Phil Loadholt

Go deep inside the scouting report for Oklahoma offensive tackle Phil Loadholt, the Vikings' second-round pick.

PHILLIP LOADHOLT
Offensive Tackle
University of Oklahoma Sooners
#79
6:08.0-343
Fountain, Colorado
Garden City Community College
Fort Carson High School

OVERVIEW


The massive offensive tackle teamed with All-American guard Duke Robinson to give the Sooners not only one of the largest left sides of an offensive line in college football, but also one of the most punishing. With those two standouts operating in unison, Oklahoma went on to shatter NCAA season-records for scoring, as their total of 716 points topped the previous collegiate record of 656 points by Hawaii in 2006.

Robinson delivered fourteen touchdown-resulting blocks, with Loadholt chipping in with sixteen more, helping the offense total 96 touchdowns for the 2008 campaign, which bettered the old NCAA season record of 89 touchdowns by Nebraska in 1983. The Sooners also became the first team in collegiate annals to score 60 or more points in five straight contests, as their left tackle registered 94 knockdowns in his final season.

The Colorado native attended Fountain Fort Carson High School, where he was also a standout basketball and track and field athlete. Named the Colorado Springs Area Player of the Year as a senior, he recorded 113 tackles as a defensive lineman, adding eight touchdowns on offense as a tight end and H-back. The two-time gridiron team captain also earned All-State accolades as a junior and senior.

In basketball, Loadholt led the team to the state title game as a senior. That season, he averaged 17.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and three blocked shots per game, garnering All-State recognition. He also excelled in the discus for the track team, capturing the state title in that event.

Loadholt had originally intended to attend Louisiana State, but was a non-qualifier coming out of high school. He then enrolled at Garden City Community College, twice receiving All-American honors (2005-06). As a sophomore, he was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Lineman of the Year. The left offensive tackle produced 93 knockdowns in 2006 and had 113 knockdowns during the 2005 season.

The recipient of Garden City's Student Support Service Award and named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List, Loadholt was rated the 17th-best overall junior college prospect in the country on Super Prep's JUCO 100 List. He was also rated the 20th-best overall prospect in the JUCO ranks by Rivals.com.

Loadholt enrolled at Oklahoma in 2007. He earned All-American honorable mention from Sports Illustrated, adding All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades from the Dallas Morning News and second-team recognition from the league's coaches. He started all fourteen games at left offensive tackle, where the 360-pounder produced 118 key blocks/knockdowns and graded an overall 80.5% for blocking consistency. He was also credited with thirteen touchdown-resulting blocks, but suffered through a rash of penalties, as he was flagged a team-high thirteen times.

As a senior, Loadholt received All-Big Twelve first-team honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press. He was suspended for the season opener after he was arrested in June for suspicion of driving under the influence and transporting an open beer can. He returned to start the final thirteen contests, receiving an 85.62% grade for blocking consistency. He led the team and the conference's offensive linemen with sixteen touch-down-resulting blocks, showing more quickness at 340 pounds to record eight blocks down field. He also showed better field awareness, reducing his penalty total from thirteen in 2007 to four in his final season.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

2008 Best Games Cincinnati, Washington, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech.

2008 Worst Games Texas, Nebraska, Florida.

2007 Best Games North Texas, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma State

2007 Worst Games Miami, Texas, Missouri (Big 12 title game).

SCOUTING REPORT

GENERAL REPORT…GRADE-6.22

Body Structure


Loadholt has a massive frame with outstanding muscle development and thickness throughout his upper and lower body. With his long arms, big bubble and large hands, he can easily absorb the smaller defenders. He has excellent thigh and calf thickness with broad shoulders and even though he is massive, his frame is not soft or fleshy.

Athletic Ability

Loadholt needs to monitor his weight (has been as high as 380 pounds) and his girth sometimes causes him to struggle staying low in his pads, but he has worked hard during his senior year to improve his overall agility and increase his power base. For a player of his size, he shows good agility for his position. He lacks explosion, but his feet are quick enough and his balance functional enough to sustain blocks (just lacks the hip snap to redirect). He is no "dancing bear," but is lighter on his feet working down the line than one would expect. He flashes the ability to adjust working in the short area, but will revert to playing with a narrow base, at times…GRADE-6.8

Football Sense

Loadholt was a non-qualifier trying to enter college and has shown signs that he needs more than a few reps to retain plays, leading to concerns that he will not be able to digest a complicated playbook. He is a work in progress with the mental aspect of his game, but takes well to hard coaching and will do whatever it takes to succeed. He will get taken out of his game and revert to foolish penalties, but as a senior, he seemed to be much more alert to his surroundings, evident by his sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks and a very impressive reduction in his penalties (from 13 in 2007 to four in 2008)…GRADE-5.8

Character

Loadholt had two off-field issues (dui/disorderly conduct) that bring up character concerns. He has responded to tough coaching at Oklahoma and neither staff at OU or at Garden City has anything bad to say about him. He is still working on improving his maturity off the field, but he is not a problem on it…GRADE-5.6

Competitiveness

Loadholt is not aggressive, but has good mental toughness and will not back down from a confrontation. He uses his body a bit as a crutch to lean into a defender, but he is a strong finisher who might not succeed all the time due to poor feet, but he will give the effort to make blocks down field…GRADE-6.8

Work Habits

Loadholt needs to be pushed, but he does respond. He is not the type that shows aggression on every play, but he does work hard in the training room and appears to have "bought into the program" that hard work in the off-season pays off when the campaign begins. While he does need structure, he is a team player who does what the coaches ask (just not a self-starter who can do things on his own)…GRADE-6.1

ATHLETIC REPORT…GRADE-6.15

Initial Quickness


Loadholt is too methodical coming out of his stance to create movement, other than using his body mass. Even though he lacks explosion out of his stance, it is rare to see him give up on a play and is the type that locates secondary targets to hit after delivering his initial block. When he uses his natural knee bend, he has good success to leverage (will get into trouble vs. the bull rush when he bends at the waist, failing to redirect). He has adequate quickness and foot speed, sliding and reaching his set point effectively, along with the size and strength to create movement and clear rush lanes, but needs to use his hands better to lock up and sustain. A player of his size needs to drive and maul better than he does, but he does use his body to wall off. He struggles in the open on traps, but has enough quickness (just must learn to lower his pads) to work in combination with the interior blockers on gap protection…GRADE-5.4

Lateral Movement

Loadholt has decent quickness for a player his size, but does not always mirror the defenders when working on the edge (slow to bring his feet), as he is too stiff to open up his hips to slide back and recover when he is beaten by a speed move. He needs to do a better job of staying square in his base, but can deliver adequate lateral movement working in the short area. His problems come because of poor balance, as he tends to leave his feet too much and is a liability if a team needs him to move into the second level…GRADE-5.2

Balance/Stays On Feet

Loadholt has very good lower body mass and thickness, but it does not translate into a strong anchor (gets up on his heels, causing him to lose balance). He lacks the body control and balance to recover quickly when beaten, but when he stays in front of an opponent, he uses his frame well to occupy and sustain. When he waist-bends in the open, he will get off balance, but when he keeps his base wide, he has a better chance to finish. His hand strength lets him control defenders playing over his head (lacks lateral agility to effectively slide and mirror vs. speed rushers) and started to show in 2008 that he has a better concept for knowing when to use his body to sit and anchor (cut down on over-extending by developing better patience to let defenders come to him)…GRADE-5.9

Explosion/Pop

Loadholt is stout at the point of attack when he plays with a wide base and is starting to show good confidence in his reach to separate and pin the defender at the point of attack. He excels at combating an opponent in a phone booth, where his huge frame and outstanding wing span will see him generally engulf his man. He has just marginal-to-adequate foot quickness to slide and is not really an explosive hip roller, but is a physical drive blocker who uses his body mass effective to simply push and move defenders off the line. Still, he does not play with good leverage, as he struggles to keep his pads down and this causes him to narrow his base and lose balance when asked to play in space. He sometimes plays like "Gentle Ben," trying to out-finesse or take passive swipes rather than maul and attack with aggression, uncommon for a player with his size and strength. He is a much better blocker in tight quarters, making him a more likely guard prospect, as he simply can't adjust to speed moves along the edge. Even at 340-plus pounds, he will need to drop some weight and be more dominant with his initial surge if he is to have success inside at guard, though…GRADE-7.1

Run Blocking

Loadholt spends too much time on the ground as a drive blocker and needs to play on his feet better rather than trying to lunge and execute a low block (bites on ankles too much). He is more comfortable walling and sealing off when working in the rush lanes, but with his size, a patient coach can teach him to use it to generate better pop on contact. He has strong hands to control (just inconsistent) and when he plays on his feet, he has enough range to sustain blocks. He will push and finish strongly, if he properly bends his knees on drive blocks. Despite these mechanical flaws, he does a good job of driving through defenders and has had good success using his body mass to gain movement off the snap…GRADE-7.0

Pass Blocking

Loadholt's heavy feet cause problems when asked to slide out and defend on the edge, making him a better candidate for right tackle or shift inside to guard (will not be able to handle speed moves from left tackle in the NFL). His pass set is marginal, as he trips over and crosses his feet rather than play with a wide base to anchor. He looks hesitant when trying to maintain inside leverage and re-adjust back when the defender slides off his blocks. He can be beaten by the speed rush and quick counter moves, as he generally plays with a narrow base that sees him struggle to mirror and adjust in pass protection, but with improved hand placement and punch, he can get an advantage protecting the pocket. When he crosses his feet, he will struggle vs. counter moves, but when he drops his pads and uses his size, he will be able to sustain…GRADE-6.3

Pulling/Trapping

Loadholt shows better quickness than expected on the short pulls when he is able to open his hips and get down the line of scrimmage to pick up on short traps (lacks consistency and a good pad level, but showed some areas of improvement here in 2008, see Kansas State and Texas Tech games). He is good on the short traps, but he needs to do a much better job of redirecting and shuffling his feet moving down the line. He is too much of a waist bender to be asked to do much on traps and pulls and when he does attempt to get to the second level, his feet will suddenly stop when trying to angle (will trip over them or take false steps before redirecting)…GRADE-6.3

Adjust on Linebacker Downfield

Loadholt struggles to reach and adjust when pulling into the second level (better working near the line). He is not consistent shooting his strong hands, but he has the upper body strength to catch with extended arms and keep proper separation. When he gets over-extended, he will lunge and miss in the open field…GRADE-5.4

Use of Hands/Punch

You would expect more physicality from his hand punch to pop and jolt, but when he gets his mitts securely into an opponent's chest, the battle is quickly over. Loadholt uses his size to wall off defenders, showing proper hand usage to engage and punch his opponent (only when he keeps his hands inside his framework, though). When he stays low in his pads and generates proper hand placement he does a good job of using his size to wall off on the edge. His hand jolt is not consistent, but he has the upper body power to rocks the defenders back on their heels. Despite his massive frame and strong hand punch, he does not always keep his hands inside his frame and is easy to slip under when he over-extends while trying to reach block. When he gets too wide with his hands coming off the snap, it results in defenders having good success attacking his chest, where his balance issues come into play, as despite his size, a strong bull rush can see him walked back, especially when working in-line…GRADE-6.8

Reactions/Awareness

Some scouts say that Loadholt needs to play with better field awareness and concentration, as he gets too "antsy" by a charging defender and is easily drawn offside, (resulting in 17 costly penalties in 27 games as a Sooner), but as a senior, he was much more alert to the snap cadence to cut down on his rash of false starts. He still needs a patient coach to help him develop, but until 2008, there were doubts in the scouting circles that he had the mental capability to respond. Being a junior college transfer, it might have taken him longer to adjust to major college life, but the Sooners staff say he needs just a few more reps than normal to retain and he showed in 2008 that he had a better grasp of his assignments than he showed as a junior…GRADE-6.1

Compares To

MAX STARKS-Pittsburgh…Loadholt might eventually develop into a left tackle, but like Starks, his lack of lateral range and explosion off the snap would make him a better fit on the right side or in the interior, as he is best when playing in a phone booth rather than working on an island. For a team that plays smash-mouth football, he could be an ideal fit, as you need bus fare to get around his massive frame. He just appears too stiff in his hips to trust him with protecting a quarterback's blind side at this stage of his game. OVERALL GRADE-6.16

CAREER NOTES

Loadholt started all 48 games he played in during his collegiate career at left offensive tackle, including 27 contests at Oklahoma and 21 more at Garden City College…Made 213 knockdowns with 20 touchdown-resulting blocks during his junior college career…Posted 212 knockdowns, 29 touchdown-resulting blocks, thirteen down field blocks and was penalized seventeen times in 1,562 offensive plays for the Sooners…Allowed only 6.5 QB sacks and two pressures on 639 pass plays…Graded over 90% for blocking consistency in three games for the Sooners (95 vs. Baylor in 2007, 90 vs. Kansas State and 99 vs. Texas Tech in 2008), finishing with an overall grade of 82.96% at Oklahoma.

2008 SEASON

Earned All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades from the league's coaches and the Associated Press…Added All-American honorable mention from The NFL Draft Report…

Started the team's final thirteen games at left offensive tackle, missing the season opener after he was suspended for a team rules violation back in June…Participated in 822 snaps, producing 94 knockdowns, eight down field blocks and a league-high sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks…Was penalized four times, as he allowed just one quarterback pressure and two sacks on 438 pass plays…Recorded an 85.62% grade for blocking consistency that included a pair of 90% performances (vs. Kansas State and Texas Tech).

2008 GAME ANALYSIS

Chattanooga…Did not play…Suspended for a team rules violation, resulting from his June arrest for suspected driving under the influence and transporting an open beer can.

Cincinnati…In his first 2008 action, Loadholt tallied a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks in a 52-26 victory…The left tackle flattened defensive end Lamonte Nelms on an 11-yard run by DeMarco Murray that set up QB Sam Bradford's 10-yard scoring strike to tight end Jermaine Gresham in the first quarter…In the third stanza, he upended defensive tackle Terrill Byrd to spring Murray for an 11-yard touchdown jaunt, ending a 78-yard, 11-play drive…Head to Head Competition-DE#5-Connor Barwin (6:03-253)-Four tackles (1 solo)… Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 87%...Helped the team gain 197 yards with two touchdowns on 44 carries (4.48 ypc) and generate 592 total yards on 82 snaps (7.22 yards per play).

Washington…The left tackle delivered nine knockdowns for an offense that piled up 591 yards…He opened a rush lane used by Chris Brown for a 25-yard run, setting up Sam Bradford's 22-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham late in the opening quarter… Head to Head Competition-DE#59-Darrion Jones (6:02-245)-One solo tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded nine knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 88%...Helped the team gain 274 yards with three touchdowns on 47 carries (5.83 ypc) and generate 591 total yards on 71 snaps (8.32 yards per play).

Texas Christian…Loadholt delivered six knockdowns to help the team total 436 yards…He blasted his way into the end zone with tailback Chris Brown following on a 1-yard scoring run that ended a 13-play, 80-yard first quarter possession…Head to Head Competition-DE#42-Matt Panfil (6:02-247)-One assisted tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded six knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 86%...Helped the team gain 25 yards with one touchdown on 36 carries (0.69 ypc) and generate 436 total yards on 70 snaps (6.23 yards per play).

Baylor…Loadholt graded 88% for blocking consistency, posting six knockdowns as the Sooners piled up 594 yards…He was called for a false start early in the second quarter, but made up for that miscue by leveling defensive end Jason Lamb on a 27-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Quentin Chaney. On the next play, the left tackle cleared a path used by Mossis Madu for a 1-yard scoring run…At the start of the fourth quarter, Chris Brown took a fourth-&-1 handoff and ran behind his left tackle, who flattened Lamb on the play, resulting in the tailback scoring from three yards out to cap a 7-play, 67-yard series…Head to Head Competition-DE#88-Jason Lamb (6:06-270)-Two assisted tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded six knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 88%...Helped the team gain 217 yards with five touchdowns on 58 carries (3.74 ypc) and generate 594 total yards on 92 snaps (6.46 yards per play).

Texas…Loadholt had his worst performance in a Sooners uniform, as 260-pound defensive end Brian Orakpo "took him to the woodshed," beating the left tackle to sack QB Sam Bradford twice for losses of 12 yards and take down Chris Brown for a 1-yard loss on a running play…On a third quarter 6-yard sack, Orakpo stripped the ball from the OU quarterback, but Loadholt recovered it for a 5-yard gain before Orakpo tackled him at the OU 45…Head to Head Competition-DE#98-Brian Orakpo (6:04-260)-Four tackles (2 solos), two sacks for minus 12 yards, three stops for losses of 13 yards, one forced fumble…

Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded five knockdowns and recovered a fumble, grading 65%...Helped the team gain 48 yards with no touchdowns on 26 carries (1.85 ypc) and generate 435 total yards on 67 snaps (6.49 yards per play).

Kansas State…The left tackle bounced back with a season-high ten knockdowns that included two touchdown-resulting blocks…He was beat by defensive end Ian Campbell on a third-&-8 stop of tailback DeMarco Murray for a 2-yard loss, forcing the Sooners to punt early in the second quarter, but made up for that error later in the frame. With 5:25 left in the first half, he ran over Campbell with Murray in tow on a 15-yard scoring scamper that gave Oklahoma a 21-7 lead…Head to Head Competition-DE#98-Ian Campbell (6:05-259)-Five tackles (3 solos), one stop for a 2-yard loss…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded ten knockdowns, one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 90%... Helped the team gain 273 yards with four touchdowns on 45 carries (6.07 ypc) and generate 528 total yards on 77 snaps (6.86 yards per play).

Texas A&M…Loadholt posted seven knockdowns, but was again penalized once in a 66-28 triumph…His holding penalty at the start of the third quarter negated a 16-yard run by Chris Brown, but on the next play, he flattened linebacker Matt Featherston on QB Sam Bradford's third-&-14 23-yard scoring strike to Ryan Broyles…On the next possession, he crushed defensive end Cyril Obiozor to spring Brown for a 28-yard touchdown jaunt… Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Cyril Obiozor (6:04-264)-Two tackles (1 solo)…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded eight knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 89%...Helped the team gain 328 yards with four touchdowns on 38 carries (8.63 ypc) and generate 653 total yards on 74 snaps (8.82 yards per play). Specialists

Texas Tech…The left tackle had perhaps his finest game as a Sooner, matching his season-high with ten knockdowns that included two touchdown-resulting blocks and a career-high 99% grade for blocking consistency…Chris Brown broke loose for runs of 15 and 11 yards around left end and then used a hole created by Loadholt for a 4-yard touch-down run, ending a 12-play, 80-yard late second quarter drive…In the third quarter, Brown took a third-&-goal handoff, raced right, turned left and followed Loadholt for a 2-yard score to stake the Sooners to a 52-7 lead…Head to Head Competition-DE#98-Jake Ratliff (6:07-255)-One solo tackle (Ratliff had an assisted sack for a 1-yard loss on a snap outside Loadholt's territory)…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded ten knockdowns, two down field blocks and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 99%...Helped the team gain 299 yards with five touchdowns on 55 carries (5.44 ypc) and generate 625 total yards on 78 snaps (8.01 yards per play).

Missouri (Big Twelve Conference Championship Game)…The Sooner lineman delivered seven knockdowns with a touchdown-resulting block, but was also charged with a penalty…After being called for a false start, he chopped down linebacker Sean Weather-spoon on Sam Bradford's 36-yard pass to Juaquin Inglesias and on third-&-2, he ended that 10-play, 80-yard possession by running over defensive end Stryker Sulak on a 6-yard touchdown run by Chris Brown…Head to Head Competition-DE#38-Stryker Sulak (6:05-250)-One assisted tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns, one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once, grading 86%...Helped the team gain 243 yards with six touch-downs on 43 carries (5.65 ypc) and generate 627 total yards on 92 snaps (6.82 yards per play).

Florida (BCS Championship Bowl Game)…Loadholt closed out his career with five knockdowns in a 24-14 loss…His down field block on linebacker Brandon Spikes gave Chris Brown room for a 16-yard run to the Gators 19, where two plays later, QB Sam Bradford found tight end Jermaine Gresham with a 6-yard touchdown toss that capped a 6-play, 65-yard drive in the second quarter…Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Jermaine Cunningham (6:03-250)-One solo tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded five knock-downs and one down field block, grading 80%...Helped the team gain 107 yards with no touchdowns on 29 carries (3.69 ypc) and generate 363 total yards on 70 snaps (5.19 yards per play).

2007 SEASON

All-American honorable by Sports Illustrated...Dallas Morning News' All-Big Twelve Conference first-team choice, adding second-team honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press...Started all fourteen games at left tackle, grading 80.5% for blocking consistency…Tallied 118 key blocks/knockdowns while participating in 740 offensive snaps…Registered thirteen touchdown-resulting blocks and five down field blocks, but also led the nation's down linemen with thirteen penalties…Charged with allowing one QB pressure and 4.5 sacks.

2007 GAME ANALYSIS

North Texas…Loadholt began his Oklahoma career by making seven knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks…His first key block as a Sooner saw tailback DeMarco Murray score on a 44-yard burst during the team's first possession of the game…After being called for a false start, the left tackle clobbered defensive end Blake Burress on a 1-yard scoring run by Murray later in the opening stanza…Head to Head Competition-DE#90-Jeremiah Chapman (6:04-243)-Four solo tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns, one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once, grading 85%...Helped the team gain 265 yards with seven touchdowns on 45 carries (5.89 ypc) and generate 668 total yards on 73 snaps (9.23 yards per play).

Tulsa…The left tackle registered seven more knockdowns to help the offense generate 553 yards…He was called for a false start, but ended that 72-yard, 8-play first quarter series by flattening nose guard Brandon Jones to spring tailback Allen Patrick for a 29-yard scoring scamper…Head to Head Competition-DE#97-Jon Bell (6:02-255)-No tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once, grading 87%...Helped the team gain 285 yards with one touchdown on 46 carries (6.20 ypc) and generate 553 total yards on 69 snaps (8.01 yards per play).

Missouri…Was called twice for false starts in the fourth quarter, but had five knockdowns with two touchdown-resulting blocks, including one that took down defensive tackle Ziggy Hood on a 1-yard scoring run by Chris Brown in the fourth quarter…With 2:39 left in the game, he opened a hole used by Brown on third-&-3 for a 17-yard touchdown jaunt…

Head to Head Competition-DE#38-Stryker Sulak (6:05-253)-Four tackles (2 solos), 0.5 stop for a 1-yard loss…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded five knockdowns and two touch-down-resulting blocks, but was penalized twice, grading 82%...Helped the team gain 118 yards with three touchdowns on 33 carries (3.58 ypc) and generate 384 total yards on 67 snaps (5.73 yards per play).

Texas A&M…It was Loadholt's game version of "the good, the bad and the ugly," as he registered a career-high fifteen knockdowns, but missed several assignments and was also penalized twice for false starts…In the fourth quarter, he flattened defensive tackle Red Bryant on a 2-yard scoring run by DeMarco Murray…Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Cyril Obiozor (6:05-266)-Two solo tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded fifteen knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized twice, grading 85%...Helped the team gain 186 yards with one touchdown on 43 carries (4.33 ypc) and generate 470 total yards on 67 snaps (6.44 yards per play).

Baylor…Loadholt redeemed himself from the A&M game with a season-high 95% grade for blocking consistency and two touchdown-resulting blocks…On a later first quarter drive, he leveled linebacker Joe Pawelek to pave the way for a 25-yard scoring scamper by tail-back DeMarco Murray…Head to Head Competition-DE#57-Geoff Nelson (6:02-261)-No tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded six knockdowns, one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 95%...Helped the team gain 180 yards with one touchdown on 37 carries (4.86 ypc) and generate 533 total yards on 62 snaps (8.60 yards per play).

Missouri (Big Twelve Conference Championship Game)…Loadholt had a long day, as he was called for three false start penalties…After he made his third false start in the third quarter, he ended that 80-yard, 7-play series by cutting down defensive end Stryker Sulak to spring Allen Patrick for a 4-yard touchdown run…Head to Head Competition-DT#38-Stryker Sulak (6:05-250)-Four tackles (2 solos)…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized three times, grading 75%...Helped the team gain 166 yards with three touchdowns on 40 carries (4.15 ypc) and generate 375 total yards on 66 snaps (5.68 yards per play).

JUNIOR COLLEGE

Loadholt enrolled at Garden City (Kan.) Community College in 2005 after he failed to qualify for enrollment at Louisiana State…Played for head coach J.J. Eckert…Was twice named All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and All-American first-team, lining up at left offensive tackle…Rated the 17th-best overall junior college prospect in the country on Super Prep's JUCO 100 List…Also rated the 20th-best overall prospect in the JUCO ranks by Rivals.com…Recipient of Garden City's Student Support Service Award and named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List…Named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006, as he registered 93 knockdowns and twelve touchdown-resulting blocks…Totaled 113 knockdowns and nine touchdown-resulting blocks during the 2005 season.

OFF-FIELD ISSUES

2006-Was charged with disorderly conduct while attending Garden City Community College.

2008-Loadholt was arrested on Saturday, June 22nd on suspicion of driving under the influence and transporting an open container of beer. According to Norman Police, Loadholt was taken into custody by Oklahoma Highway Patrol at 2:35 a.m. in the vicinity of Interstate-35 and West Main Street in Norman. Kevin Finlay of the Cleveland Country District Attorney's Office said Thursday that DUI and open container misdemeanor charges have been filed. Finlay confirmed that if convicted, Loadholt could face a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of between 10 days and a year for the DUI, and a $500 fine and/or a six-month sentence for the open container charge. The 22-year-old starting left tackle appeared in Cleveland County Court on July 8th. Sooner head coach Bob Stoops suspended Loadholt for the 2008 season opener vs. Chattanooga for his team rules violation.

INJURY REPORT

No major injuries reported.

CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS

5.38 in the 40-yard dash…1.91 10-yard dash…3.14 20-yard dash…4.87 20-yard shuttle…8.08 three-cone drill…22.5-inch vertical jump…8'1" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times…36 ½-inch arm length…9 7/8-inch hands.

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Fountain Fort Carson (Fountain, Colo.) High School, playing football for head coach Mitch Johnson…Named the Colorado Springs Area Player of the Year as a senior, he recorded 113 tackles as a defensive lineman, adding eight touchdowns on offense as a tight end and H-back…The two-time gridiron team captain also earned All-State accolades as a junior and senior….Also excelled in basketball and track…In basketball, he led the team to the state title game as a senior…That season, he averaged 17.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and three blocked shots per game, garnering All-State recognition…Competed in the discus for the track team, capturing the state title in that event.

PERSONAL

Sociology major…Son of Brenda and Phillip Loadholt...Born 1/21/86 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Resides in Fountain, Colorado.





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The massive offensive tackle teamed with All-American guard Duke Robinson to give the Sooners not only one of the largest left sides of an offensive line in college football, but also one of the most punishing. With those two standouts operating in unison, Oklahoma went on to shatter NCAA season-records for scoring, as their total of 716 points topped the previous collegiate record of 656 points by Hawaii in 2006.

Robinson delivered fourteen touchdown-resulting blocks, with Loadholt chipping in with sixteen more, helping the offense total 96 touchdowns for the 2008 campaign, which bettered the old NCAA season record of 89 touchdowns by Nebraska in 1983. The Sooners also became the first team in collegiate annals to score 60 or more points in five straight contests, as their left tackle registered 94 knockdowns in his final season.

The Colorado native attended Fountain Fort Carson High School, where he was also a standout basketball and track and field athlete. Named the Colorado Springs Area Player of the Year as a senior, he recorded 113 tackles as a defensive lineman, adding eight touchdowns on offense as a tight end and H-back. The two-time gridiron team captain also earned All-State accolades as a junior and senior.

In basketball, Loadholt led the team to the state title game as a senior. That season, he averaged 17.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and three blocked shots per game, garnering All-State recognition. He also excelled in the discus for the track team, capturing the state title in that event.

Loadholt had originally intended to attend Louisiana State, but was a non-qualifier coming out of high school. He then enrolled at Garden City Community College, twice receiving All-American honors (2005-06). As a sophomore, he was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Lineman of the Year. The left offensive tackle produced 93 knockdowns in 2006 and had 113 knockdowns during the 2005 season.

The recipient of Garden City's Student Support Service Award and named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List, Loadholt was rated the 17th-best overall junior college prospect in the country on Super Prep's JUCO 100 List. He was also rated the 20th-best overall prospect in the JUCO ranks by Rivals.com.

Loadholt enrolled at Oklahoma in 2007. He earned All-American honorable mention from Sports Illustrated, adding All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades from the Dallas Morning News and second-team recognition from the league's coaches. He started all fourteen games at left offensive tackle, where the 360-pounder produced 118 key blocks/knockdowns and graded an overall 80.5% for blocking consistency. He was also credited with thirteen touchdown-resulting blocks, but suffered through a rash of penalties, as he was flagged a team-high thirteen times.

As a senior, Loadholt received All-Big Twelve first-team honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press. He was suspended for the season opener after he was arrested in June for suspicion of driving under the influence and transporting an open beer can. He returned to start the final thirteen contests, receiving an 85.62% grade for blocking consistency. He led the team and the conference's offensive linemen with sixteen touch-down-resulting blocks, showing more quickness at 340 pounds to record eight blocks down field. He also showed better field awareness, reducing his penalty total from thirteen in 2007 to four in his final season.



2008 Best Games Cincinnati, Washington, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech.

2008 Worst Games Texas, Nebraska, Florida.

2007 Best Games North Texas, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma State

2007 Worst Games Miami, Texas, Missouri (Big 12 title game).



Loadholt has a massive frame with outstanding muscle development and thickness throughout his upper and lower body. With his long arms, big bubble and large hands, he can easily absorb the smaller defenders. He has excellent thigh and calf thickness with broad shoulders and even though he is massive, his frame is not soft or fleshy.



Loadholt needs to monitor his weight (has been as high as 380 pounds) and his girth sometimes causes him to struggle staying low in his pads, but he has worked hard during his senior year to improve his overall agility and increase his power base. For a player of his size, he shows good agility for his position. He lacks explosion, but his feet are quick enough and his balance functional enough to sustain blocks (just lacks the hip snap to redirect). He is no \"dancing bear,\" but is lighter on his feet working down the line than one would expect. He flashes the ability to adjust working in the short area, but will revert to playing with a narrow base, at times…GRADE-6.8



Loadholt was a non-qualifier trying to enter college and has shown signs that he needs more than a few reps to retain plays, leading to concerns that he will not be able to digest a complicated playbook. He is a work in progress with the mental aspect of his game, but takes well to hard coaching and will do whatever it takes to succeed. He will get taken out of his game and revert to foolish penalties, but as a senior, he seemed to be much more alert to his surroundings, evident by his sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks and a very impressive reduction in his penalties (from 13 in 2007 to four in 2008)…GRADE-5.8



Loadholt had two off-field issues (dui/disorderly conduct) that bring up character concerns. He has responded to tough coaching at Oklahoma and neither staff at OU or at Garden City has anything bad to say about him. He is still working on improving his maturity off the field, but he is not a problem on it…GRADE-5.6



Loadholt is not aggressive, but has good mental toughness and will not back down from a confrontation. He uses his body a bit as a crutch to lean into a defender, but he is a strong finisher who might not succeed all the time due to poor feet, but he will give the effort to make blocks down field…GRADE-6.8



Loadholt needs to be pushed, but he does respond. He is not the type that shows aggression on every play, but he does work hard in the training room and appears to have \"bought into the program\" that hard work in the off-season pays off when the campaign begins. While he does need structure, he is a team player who does what the coaches ask (just not a self-starter who can do things on his own)…GRADE-6.1



Loadholt is too methodical coming out of his stance to create movement, other than using his body mass. Even though he lacks explosion out of his stance, it is rare to see him give up on a play and is the type that locates secondary targets to hit after delivering his initial block. When he uses his natural knee bend, he has good success to leverage (will get into trouble vs. the bull rush when he bends at the waist, failing to redirect). He has adequate quickness and foot speed, sliding and reaching his set point effectively, along with the size and strength to create movement and clear rush lanes, but needs to use his hands better to lock up and sustain. A player of his size needs to drive and maul better than he does, but he does use his body to wall off. He struggles in the open on traps, but has enough quickness (just must learn to lower his pads) to work in combination with the interior blockers on gap protection…GRADE-5.4



Loadholt has decent quickness for a player his size, but does not always mirror the defenders when working on the edge (slow to bring his feet), as he is too stiff to open up his hips to slide back and recover when he is beaten by a speed move. He needs to do a better job of staying square in his base, but can deliver adequate lateral movement working in the short area. His problems come because of poor balance, as he tends to leave his feet too much and is a liability if a team needs him to move into the second level…GRADE-5.2



Loadholt has very good lower body mass and thickness, but it does not translate into a strong anchor (gets up on his heels, causing him to lose balance). He lacks the body control and balance to recover quickly when beaten, but when he stays in front of an opponent, he uses his frame well to occupy and sustain. When he waist-bends in the open, he will get off balance, but when he keeps his base wide, he has a better chance to finish. His hand strength lets him control defenders playing over his head (lacks lateral agility to effectively slide and mirror vs. speed rushers) and started to show in 2008 that he has a better concept for knowing when to use his body to sit and anchor (cut down on over-extending by developing better patience to let defenders come to him)…GRADE-5.9



Loadholt is stout at the point of attack when he plays with a wide base and is starting to show good confidence in his reach to separate and pin the defender at the point of attack. He excels at combating an opponent in a phone booth, where his huge frame and outstanding wing span will see him generally engulf his man. He has just marginal-to-adequate foot quickness to slide and is not really an explosive hip roller, but is a physical drive blocker who uses his body mass effective to simply push and move defenders off the line. Still, he does not play with good leverage, as he struggles to keep his pads down and this causes him to narrow his base and lose balance when asked to play in space. He sometimes plays like \"Gentle Ben,\" trying to out-finesse or take passive swipes rather than maul and attack with aggression, uncommon for a player with his size and strength. He is a much better blocker in tight quarters, making him a more likely guard prospect, as he simply can't adjust to speed moves along the edge. Even at 340-plus pounds, he will need to drop some weight and be more dominant with his initial surge if he is to have success inside at guard, though…GRADE-7.1



Loadholt spends too much time on the ground as a drive blocker and needs to play on his feet better rather than trying to lunge and execute a low block (bites on ankles too much). He is more comfortable walling and sealing off when working in the rush lanes, but with his size, a patient coach can teach him to use it to generate better pop on contact. He has strong hands to control (just inconsistent) and when he plays on his feet, he has enough range to sustain blocks. He will push and finish strongly, if he properly bends his knees on drive blocks. Despite these mechanical flaws, he does a good job of driving through defenders and has had good success using his body mass to gain movement off the snap…GRADE-7.0



Loadholt's heavy feet cause problems when asked to slide out and defend on the edge, making him a better candidate for right tackle or shift inside to guard (will not be able to handle speed moves from left tackle in the NFL). His pass set is marginal, as he trips over and crosses his feet rather than play with a wide base to anchor. He looks hesitant when trying to maintain inside leverage and re-adjust back when the defender slides off his blocks. He can be beaten by the speed rush and quick counter moves, as he generally plays with a narrow base that sees him struggle to mirror and adjust in pass protection, but with improved hand placement and punch, he can get an advantage protecting the pocket. When he crosses his feet, he will struggle vs. counter moves, but when he drops his pads and uses his size, he will be able to sustain…GRADE-6.3



Loadholt shows better quickness than expected on the short pulls when he is able to open his hips and get down the line of scrimmage to pick up on short traps (lacks consistency and a good pad level, but showed some areas of improvement here in 2008, see Kansas State and Texas Tech games). He is good on the short traps, but he needs to do a much better job of redirecting and shuffling his feet moving down the line. He is too much of a waist bender to be asked to do much on traps and pulls and when he does attempt to get to the second level, his feet will suddenly stop when trying to angle (will trip over them or take false steps before redirecting)…GRADE-6.3



Loadholt struggles to reach and adjust when pulling into the second level (better working near the line). He is not consistent shooting his strong hands, but he has the upper body strength to catch with extended arms and keep proper separation. When he gets over-extended, he will lunge and miss in the open field…GRADE-5.4



You would expect more physicality from his hand punch to pop and jolt, but when he gets his mitts securely into an opponent's chest, the battle is quickly over. Loadholt uses his size to wall off defenders, showing proper hand usage to engage and punch his opponent (only when he keeps his hands inside his framework, though). When he stays low in his pads and generates proper hand placement he does a good job of using his size to wall off on the edge. His hand jolt is not consistent, but he has the upper body power to rocks the defenders back on their heels. Despite his massive frame and strong hand punch, he does not always keep his hands inside his frame and is easy to slip under when he over-extends while trying to reach block. When he gets too wide with his hands coming off the snap, it results in defenders having good success attacking his chest, where his balance issues come into play, as despite his size, a strong bull rush can see him walked back, especially when working in-line…GRADE-6.8



Some scouts say that Loadholt needs to play with better field awareness and concentration, as he gets too \"antsy\" by a charging defender and is easily drawn offside, (resulting in 17 costly penalties in 27 games as a Sooner), but as a senior, he was much more alert to the snap cadence to cut down on his rash of false starts. He still needs a patient coach to help him develop, but until 2008, there were doubts in the scouting circles that he had the mental capability to respond. Being a junior college transfer, it might have taken him longer to adjust to major college life, but the Sooners staff say he needs just a few more reps than normal to retain and he showed in 2008 that he had a better grasp of his assignments than he showed as a junior…GRADE-6.1



MAX STARKS-Pittsburgh…Loadholt might eventually develop into a left tackle, but like Starks, his lack of lateral range and explosion off the snap would make him a better fit on the right side or in the interior, as he is best when playing in a phone booth rather than working on an island. For a team that plays smash-mouth football, he could be an ideal fit, as you need bus fare to get around his massive frame. He just appears too stiff in his hips to trust him with protecting a quarterback's blind side at this stage of his game. OVERALL GRADE-6.16



Loadholt started all 48 games he played in during his collegiate career at left offensive tackle, including 27 contests at Oklahoma and 21 more at Garden City College…Made 213 knockdowns with 20 touchdown-resulting blocks during his junior college career…Posted 212 knockdowns, 29 touchdown-resulting blocks, thirteen down field blocks and was penalized seventeen times in 1,562 offensive plays for the Sooners…Allowed only 6.5 QB sacks and two pressures on 639 pass plays…Graded over 90% for blocking consistency in three games for the Sooners (95 vs. Baylor in 2007, 90 vs. Kansas State and 99 vs. Texas Tech in 2008), finishing with an overall grade of 82.96% at Oklahoma.



Earned All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades from the league's coaches and the Associated Press…Added All-American honorable mention from The NFL Draft Report…

Started the team's final thirteen games at left offensive tackle, missing the season opener after he was suspended for a team rules violation back in June…Participated in 822 snaps, producing 94 knockdowns, eight down field blocks and a league-high sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks…Was penalized four times, as he allowed just one quarterback pressure and two sacks on 438 pass plays…Recorded an 85.62% grade for blocking consistency that included a pair of 90% performances (vs. Kansas State and Texas Tech).



Chattanooga…Did not play…Suspended for a team rules violation, resulting from his June arrest for suspected driving under the influence and transporting an open beer can.

Cincinnati…In his first 2008 action, Loadholt tallied a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks in a 52-26 victory…The left tackle flattened defensive end Lamonte Nelms on an 11-yard run by DeMarco Murray that set up QB Sam Bradford's 10-yard scoring strike to tight end Jermaine Gresham in the first quarter…In the third stanza, he upended defensive tackle Terrill Byrd to spring Murray for an 11-yard touchdown jaunt, ending a 78-yard, 11-play drive…Head to Head Competition-DE#5-Connor Barwin (6:03-253)-Four tackles (1 solo)… Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 87%...Helped the team gain 197 yards with two touchdowns on 44 carries (4.48 ypc) and generate 592 total yards on 82 snaps (7.22 yards per play).

Washington…The left tackle delivered nine knockdowns for an offense that piled up 591 yards…He opened a rush lane used by Chris Brown for a 25-yard run, setting up Sam Bradford's 22-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham late in the opening quarter… Head to Head Competition-DE#59-Darrion Jones (6:02-245)-One solo tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded nine knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 88%...Helped the team gain 274 yards with three touchdowns on 47 carries (5.83 ypc) and generate 591 total yards on 71 snaps (8.32 yards per play).

Texas Christian…Loadholt delivered six knockdowns to help the team total 436 yards…He blasted his way into the end zone with tailback Chris Brown following on a 1-yard scoring run that ended a 13-play, 80-yard first quarter possession…Head to Head Competition-DE#42-Matt Panfil (6:02-247)-One assisted tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded six knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 86%...Helped the team gain 25 yards with one touchdown on 36 carries (0.69 ypc) and generate 436 total yards on 70 snaps (6.23 yards per play).

Baylor…Loadholt graded 88% for blocking consistency, posting six knockdowns as the Sooners piled up 594 yards…He was called for a false start early in the second quarter, but made up for that miscue by leveling defensive end Jason Lamb on a 27-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Quentin Chaney. On the next play, the left tackle cleared a path used by Mossis Madu for a 1-yard scoring run…At the start of the fourth quarter, Chris Brown took a fourth-&-1 handoff and ran behind his left tackle, who flattened Lamb on the play, resulting in the tailback scoring from three yards out to cap a 7-play, 67-yard series…Head to Head Competition-DE#88-Jason Lamb (6:06-270)-Two assisted tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded six knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 88%...Helped the team gain 217 yards with five touchdowns on 58 carries (3.74 ypc) and generate 594 total yards on 92 snaps (6.46 yards per play).

Texas…Loadholt had his worst performance in a Sooners uniform, as 260-pound defensive end Brian Orakpo \"took him to the woodshed,\" beating the left tackle to sack QB Sam Bradford twice for losses of 12 yards and take down Chris Brown for a 1-yard loss on a running play…On a third quarter 6-yard sack, Orakpo stripped the ball from the OU quarterback, but Loadholt recovered it for a 5-yard gain before Orakpo tackled him at the OU 45…Head to Head Competition-DE#98-Brian Orakpo (6:04-260)-Four tackles (2 solos), two sacks for minus 12 yards, three stops for losses of 13 yards, one forced fumble…

Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded five knockdowns and recovered a fumble, grading 65%...Helped the team gain 48 yards with no touchdowns on 26 carries (1.85 ypc) and generate 435 total yards on 67 snaps (6.49 yards per play).

Kansas State…The left tackle bounced back with a season-high ten knockdowns that included two touchdown-resulting blocks…He was beat by defensive end Ian Campbell on a third-&-8 stop of tailback DeMarco Murray for a 2-yard loss, forcing the Sooners to punt early in the second quarter, but made up for that error later in the frame. With 5:25 left in the first half, he ran over Campbell with Murray in tow on a 15-yard scoring scamper that gave Oklahoma a 21-7 lead…Head to Head Competition-DE#98-Ian Campbell (6:05-259)-Five tackles (3 solos), one stop for a 2-yard loss…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded ten knockdowns, one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 90%... Helped the team gain 273 yards with four touchdowns on 45 carries (6.07 ypc) and generate 528 total yards on 77 snaps (6.86 yards per play).

Texas A&M…Loadholt posted seven knockdowns, but was again penalized once in a 66-28 triumph…His holding penalty at the start of the third quarter negated a 16-yard run by Chris Brown, but on the next play, he flattened linebacker Matt Featherston on QB Sam Bradford's third-&-14 23-yard scoring strike to Ryan Broyles…On the next possession, he crushed defensive end Cyril Obiozor to spring Brown for a 28-yard touchdown jaunt… Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Cyril Obiozor (6:04-264)-Two tackles (1 solo)…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded eight knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 89%...Helped the team gain 328 yards with four touchdowns on 38 carries (8.63 ypc) and generate 653 total yards on 74 snaps (8.82 yards per play). Specialists

Texas Tech…The left tackle had perhaps his finest game as a Sooner, matching his season-high with ten knockdowns that included two touchdown-resulting blocks and a career-high 99% grade for blocking consistency…Chris Brown broke loose for runs of 15 and 11 yards around left end and then used a hole created by Loadholt for a 4-yard touch-down run, ending a 12-play, 80-yard late second quarter drive…In the third quarter, Brown took a third-&-goal handoff, raced right, turned left and followed Loadholt for a 2-yard score to stake the Sooners to a 52-7 lead…Head to Head Competition-DE#98-Jake Ratliff (6:07-255)-One solo tackle (Ratliff had an assisted sack for a 1-yard loss on a snap outside Loadholt's territory)…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded ten knockdowns, two down field blocks and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 99%...Helped the team gain 299 yards with five touchdowns on 55 carries (5.44 ypc) and generate 625 total yards on 78 snaps (8.01 yards per play).

Missouri (Big Twelve Conference Championship Game)…The Sooner lineman delivered seven knockdowns with a touchdown-resulting block, but was also charged with a penalty…After being called for a false start, he chopped down linebacker Sean Weather-spoon on Sam Bradford's 36-yard pass to Juaquin Inglesias and on third-&-2, he ended that 10-play, 80-yard possession by running over defensive end Stryker Sulak on a 6-yard touchdown run by Chris Brown…Head to Head Competition-DE#38-Stryker Sulak (6:05-250)-One assisted tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns, one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once, grading 86%...Helped the team gain 243 yards with six touch-downs on 43 carries (5.65 ypc) and generate 627 total yards on 92 snaps (6.82 yards per play).

Florida (BCS Championship Bowl Game)…Loadholt closed out his career with five knockdowns in a 24-14 loss…His down field block on linebacker Brandon Spikes gave Chris Brown room for a 16-yard run to the Gators 19, where two plays later, QB Sam Bradford found tight end Jermaine Gresham with a 6-yard touchdown toss that capped a 6-play, 65-yard drive in the second quarter…Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Jermaine Cunningham (6:03-250)-One solo tackle…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded five knock-downs and one down field block, grading 80%...Helped the team gain 107 yards with no touchdowns on 29 carries (3.69 ypc) and generate 363 total yards on 70 snaps (5.19 yards per play).



All-American honorable by Sports Illustrated...Dallas Morning News' All-Big Twelve Conference first-team choice, adding second-team honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press...Started all fourteen games at left tackle, grading 80.5% for blocking consistency…Tallied 118 key blocks/knockdowns while participating in 740 offensive snaps…Registered thirteen touchdown-resulting blocks and five down field blocks, but also led the nation's down linemen with thirteen penalties…Charged with allowing one QB pressure and 4.5 sacks.



North Texas…Loadholt began his Oklahoma career by making seven knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks…His first key block as a Sooner saw tailback DeMarco Murray score on a 44-yard burst during the team's first possession of the game…After being called for a false start, the left tackle clobbered defensive end Blake Burress on a 1-yard scoring run by Murray later in the opening stanza…Head to Head Competition-DE#90-Jeremiah Chapman (6:04-243)-Four solo tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns, one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once, grading 85%...Helped the team gain 265 yards with seven touchdowns on 45 carries (5.89 ypc) and generate 668 total yards on 73 snaps (9.23 yards per play).

Tulsa…The left tackle registered seven more knockdowns to help the offense generate 553 yards…He was called for a false start, but ended that 72-yard, 8-play first quarter series by flattening nose guard Brandon Jones to spring tailback Allen Patrick for a 29-yard scoring scamper…Head to Head Competition-DE#97-Jon Bell (6:02-255)-No tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once, grading 87%...Helped the team gain 285 yards with one touchdown on 46 carries (6.20 ypc) and generate 553 total yards on 69 snaps (8.01 yards per play).

Missouri…Was called twice for false starts in the fourth quarter, but had five knockdowns with two touchdown-resulting blocks, including one that took down defensive tackle Ziggy Hood on a 1-yard scoring run by Chris Brown in the fourth quarter…With 2:39 left in the game, he opened a hole used by Brown on third-&-3 for a 17-yard touchdown jaunt…

Head to Head Competition-DE#38-Stryker Sulak (6:05-253)-Four tackles (2 solos), 0.5 stop for a 1-yard loss…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded five knockdowns and two touch-down-resulting blocks, but was penalized twice, grading 82%...Helped the team gain 118 yards with three touchdowns on 33 carries (3.58 ypc) and generate 384 total yards on 67 snaps (5.73 yards per play).

Texas A&M…It was Loadholt's game version of \"the good, the bad and the ugly,\" as he registered a career-high fifteen knockdowns, but missed several assignments and was also penalized twice for false starts…In the fourth quarter, he flattened defensive tackle Red Bryant on a 2-yard scoring run by DeMarco Murray…Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Cyril Obiozor (6:05-266)-Two solo tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded fifteen knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized twice, grading 85%...Helped the team gain 186 yards with one touchdown on 43 carries (4.33 ypc) and generate 470 total yards on 67 snaps (6.44 yards per play).

Baylor…Loadholt redeemed himself from the A&M game with a season-high 95% grade for blocking consistency and two touchdown-resulting blocks…On a later first quarter drive, he leveled linebacker Joe Pawelek to pave the way for a 25-yard scoring scamper by tail-back DeMarco Murray…Head to Head Competition-DE#57-Geoff Nelson (6:02-261)-No tackles…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded six knockdowns, one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 95%...Helped the team gain 180 yards with one touchdown on 37 carries (4.86 ypc) and generate 533 total yards on 62 snaps (8.60 yards per play).

Missouri (Big Twelve Conference Championship Game)…Loadholt had a long day, as he was called for three false start penalties…After he made his third false start in the third quarter, he ended that 80-yard, 7-play series by cutting down defensive end Stryker Sulak to spring Allen Patrick for a 4-yard touchdown run…Head to Head Competition-DT#38-Stryker Sulak (6:05-250)-Four tackles (2 solos)…Offensive Impact-Loadholt recorded seven knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized three times, grading 75%...Helped the team gain 166 yards with three touchdowns on 40 carries (4.15 ypc) and generate 375 total yards on 66 snaps (5.68 yards per play).



Loadholt enrolled at Garden City (Kan.) Community College in 2005 after he failed to qualify for enrollment at Louisiana State…Played for head coach J.J. Eckert…Was twice named All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and All-American first-team, lining up at left offensive tackle…Rated the 17th-best overall junior college prospect in the country on Super Prep's JUCO 100 List…Also rated the 20th-best overall prospect in the JUCO ranks by Rivals.com…Recipient of Garden City's Student Support Service Award and named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List…Named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006, as he registered 93 knockdowns and twelve touchdown-resulting blocks…Totaled 113 knockdowns and nine touchdown-resulting blocks during the 2005 season.



2006-Was charged with disorderly conduct while attending Garden City Community College.

2008-Loadholt was arrested on Saturday, June 22nd on suspicion of driving under the influence and transporting an open container of beer. According to Norman Police, Loadholt was taken into custody by Oklahoma Highway Patrol at 2:35 a.m. in the vicinity of Interstate-35 and West Main Street in Norman. Kevin Finlay of the Cleveland Country District Attorney's Office said Thursday that DUI and open container misdemeanor charges have been filed. Finlay confirmed that if convicted, Loadholt could face a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of between 10 days and a year for the DUI, and a $500 fine and/or a six-month sentence for the open container charge. The 22-year-old starting left tackle appeared in Cleveland County Court on July 8th. Sooner head coach Bob Stoops suspended Loadholt for the 2008 season opener vs. Chattanooga for his team rules violation.



No major injuries reported.



5.38 in the 40-yard dash…1.91 10-yard dash…3.14 20-yard dash…4.87 20-yard shuttle…8.08 three-cone drill…22.5-inch vertical jump…8'1\" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times…36 ½-inch arm length…9 7/8-inch hands.



Attended Fountain Fort Carson (Fountain, Colo.) High School, playing football for head coach Mitch Johnson…Named the Colorado Springs Area Player of the Year as a senior, he recorded 113 tackles as a defensive lineman, adding eight touchdowns on offense as a tight end and H-back…The two-time gridiron team captain also earned All-State accolades as a junior and senior….Also excelled in basketball and track…In basketball, he led the team to the state title game as a senior…That season, he averaged 17.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and three blocked shots per game, garnering All-State recognition…Competed in the discus for the track team, capturing the state title in that event.



Sociology major…Son of Brenda and Phillip Loadholt...Born 1/21/86 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Resides in Fountain, Colorado.




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