Trib HS Insider Q&A: Mt. Pleasant's Eli Holt
By Jason Black
Published: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, 12:46 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant senior linebacker Eli Holt has 95 tackles, including 15 for losses this season for the Vikings, who are preparing for a WPIAL Class AA first-round meeting with No 8 seed Burrell at Valley High School. He also has two fumble recoveries and one sack this season for a Vikings defense that allows just 16.8 points per game and has helped the team to a 7-2 overall record and third-place standing in the Interstate Conference.
Q: Are you pleased with the way you and your teammates played throughout the regular season?
A: I think we did extremely well. I know we have two losses, but the postseason is like a new season and we get to start again.
Q: What is your most memorable moment of this season, to date?
A: Definitely it would be beating Greensburg Central Catholic. My first two years, we lost to them, so to beat them was great.
Q: What do you enjoy most about competing in the playoffs?A: The atmosphere of the playoffs is great.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when you are not playing football?
A: I like to lift (weights) and hang out with friends. I also wrestle.
Q: What are your plans for after high school?
A: I hope to attend a four-year college and play football.
Q: What do you hope to major in?
A: History. It interests me.
Q: If you could meet anyone, who would it be?
A: (Penn State linebacker) Michael Mauti. He plays for my favorite team.
Q: What is your favorite professional football team?
A: Baltimore Ravens.
Q: Who is your favorite pro player?
A: (Dallas Cowboys linebacker) Sean Lee. He is a Penn State grad.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: My father (Chuck Holt). He always has given me the attitude to never give up and always push myself to my full potential.
Q: If you could go anywhere for a vacation, where would you go?
A: Anywhere sunny and nice.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.