One of four Notre Dame captains for 2000 season. . .would have been an all-star candidate for the Irish in 2000, but struggled with injuries all year . . .rated third nationally among tight ends in 2000 preseason rankings by both The Sporting News and Lindy's . . . named to 2000 preseason All-Independent teams by The Sporting News and Football News . . . combined with fifth-year veteran Dan O'Leary to provide Notre Dame with solid pairing at the tight end position . . . developed into mature, dominating player . . . valuable commodity because he was a top-flight run blocker as well as a skilled receiver . . . ranks as one of Notre Dame's best at tight end . . . solid receiver whose physical style made him tough assignment for any defense . . . very difficult to bring down once he made the catch . . . came a long way over first three seasons in improving his blocking . . . listed as first-team preseason All-America tight end for '99 by Lindy's - and was rated seventh nationally among tight ends in '99 preseason position evaluations by The Sporting News . . . multi-faceted athlete who can do it all - block, catch, run . . . very coachable and has excellent work ethic . . . selected to play in 2001 Delchamps Senior Bowl all-star game.
AS A SENIOR: Irish three-year starter at tight end and one of four co-captains on the 2000 squad . . . named to All-Independent team by Collegefootballnews.com . . .leads all active players in career starts . . . started 32 of the last 34 Irish contests. . . ranked third nationally on preseason basis among tight ends by The Sporting News and Lindy's . . . also named to preseason All-Independent teams by Football News and The Sporting News . . . had two catches for 15 yards against Texas A&M . . . had one of three Irish receptions vs. Nebraska (25 yards) . . . fielded Stanford onside kick with 1:06 remaining to seal 20-14 Irish victory . . . had season-long 32-yard reception vs. Navy . . . suffered sprained knee vs. Rutgers, causing him to miss USC game and 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. Oregon State and snap his string of 22 consecutive starts . . . early ankle sprain vs. Purdue limited his midseason contributions, though he still started all 10 games he played in in 2000.
AS A JUNIOR: Notre Dame starter in '99 at tight end, starting all 12 games . . . an honorable mention All-America pick for '99 by Football News . . . also received all-Independent honors from Football News . . . first-team preseason All-American for '99 by Lindy's . . . caught three passes vs. Michigan for 51 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown with 4:08 remaining to give the Irish a 22-19 lead . . . passed 500 career receiving-yard mark with two catches for 21 yards vs. Oklahoma . . . caught 15-yard, third-quarter touchdown to bring Irish within nine points in victory over Sooners . . . recovered fumble in end zone with 2:40 remaining to give Irish one-point victory, earning NBC Sports/Chevrolet Notre Dame MVP vs. USC . . . played a few snaps at fullback vs. Pittsburgh . . . caught five-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 37-37 late in the fourth quarter (1:42 left) against Stanford.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Notre Dame starter in '98 at tight end . . . ranked as second-leading receiver with his 15 catches . . . started first 10 games for Irish in '98, then came off bench vs. USC as Irish started with three-wide receiver set . . . returned to start vs. Georgia Tech in 1999 Gator Bowl . . . had biggest day of his career vs. Purdue with four catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns . . . his 10-yard TD catch from Jarious Jackson brought Irish to within 17-14 in second period, then his 17-yard TD catch with 3:36 left in game brought Irish to within 30-28 . . . also had a 51-yard reception that set up a third-period Irish TD and marked longest Irish completion since late in '96 campaign . . . made two receptions for 11 yards in starting assignment vs. Georgia Tech in '99 Gator Bowl . . . rated ninth nationally in '98 preseason evaluations of tight ends by Lindy's.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of six rookies to earn a monogram in '97 . . . played in 12 games in '97 - all but Hawaii - and earned six starts, including vs. LSU in '97 Independence Bowl . . . made first start at tight end vs. Stanford and first career reception produced 11-yard TD catch from Ron Powlus for early 9-7 lead . . . also started vs. Pittsburgh . . . caught two for 48 vs. Boston College, including 32-yarder . . . started vs. Navy in double-tight end set . . . caught two passes for 22 yards in regular-season start vs. LSU, including key 17-yard fourth-down grab to keep first scoring drive alive . . . had most productive day of season in start vs. West Virginia with three grabs for 63 yards, including 48-yarder that ranked as longest Irish passing play of '97. . . made 53 regular-season special team appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to 26-member Reebok prep All-America team . . . USA Today honorable mention All-America pick . . . named to Super Southern 100 and to Georgia Top 50 lists by Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . rated 27th nationally among defensive prospects by The Sporting News . . . ranked as 39th best prospect nationally by Chicago Sun-Times . . . a first team selection on all-South team picked by Fox Sports South . . . Super 11 pick by Atlanta Journal . . . two-time Fayette-Cowetta Extra defensive player of the year . . . earned two letters in football at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga. . . . caught 24 passes for 495 yards and four TDs as senior in '96 . . . made 207 tackles as outside linebacker as senior in '96, including 112 solos, 95 assists and seven sacks . . . captain of team as junior and senior . . . caught 12 passes for 250 yards and four TDs as junior in '95 and also had 85 solo tackles, 57 assists and 12 sacks . . . blocked six field goals and ran two of them back for TDs as junior . . . all-time school leader in career as sophomore and junior . . . selected for Florida-Georgia all-star game . . . earned two letters each in basketball and track . . . younger of two children . . . born 12-18-78 in Atlanta . . . full name is Jabari Jelani Holloway . . . father Frank played football at Morehouse . . . enrolled in College of Engineering with a major in computer engineering . . . earned 3.205 grade-point average during '98 spring semester.