Fox Chapel grad Larue-Holloman shining at DB for St. Vincent
Renny Larue-Holloman, a 2012 Fox Chapel graduate, is having a stellar season as a defensive back for the St. Vincent football team.
The junior stepped into the starting lineup as a freshman and began contributing immediately. He received All-PAC Honorable Mention honors, appearing in all 10 games and recorded 102 tackles. Of the 102, 66 were solo and 16 went for losses. He had a season-high 15 tackles against Washington & Jefferson and had 10 unassisted tackles against Thomas More. He also had 4 1⁄2 sacks and forced three fumbles. He also recovered two fumbles and had an interception.
In his sophomore season, he was named second team All-PAC. Again appearing in all 10 games, he led the team in tackles for the second consecutive year with 89, 56 of which were unassisted and 6 1⁄2 for losses. He had 17 tackles against Thiel and 14 plus a sack against Carnegie-Mellon.
He accumulated 13 tackles including one for a loss against Thomas More. His most impressive game of the year was against Westminster, when he had 10 tackles, forced and recovered two fumbles and broke up four passes.
Larue-Holloman, who is majoring in history with a minor in communications, had seven tackles and blocked an extra point in the Bearcats' 38-31 win over Carnegie Mellon two weeks ago. So far this season, he has 23 tackles, including four for losses. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defensive back, who has put on 36 pounds since his Fox Chapel days, is hoping to help keep the Bearcats in the PAC race. They stand at 3-4.
“Our goal is to make the playoffs,” he said. “And I will do whatever the coaches want to help get us there.”
And that includes playing on the opposite side of the line. An accomplished running back and receiver at Fox Chapel, Larue-Holloman wouldn't mind taking another crack at offense.
“I miss playing offense, and I'd love to see some time there, but that's up to the coaches.”
He was also on the track team at Fox Chapel and he's considering playing another sport in the spring. Not track, though, as St. Vincent doesn't field a team.
“If they had a team. I'd be on it. I'm considering baseball or lacrosse,” he said. “I played baseball when I was younger. I've never played lacrosse but it seems like an interesting sport.”
Larue-Holloman still follows the Fox Chapel football team and was happy to see them make the playoffs.
“We made the playoffs in 2011 and lost to North Allegheny in the first round,” he said. “It was a nice experience even though we lost.”
Marty Stewart is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or email@example.com.