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==Career==
 
==Career==
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1940, Holder attended school in his home town<ref name="HOFIS"/> and moved to [[Goodwell, Oklahoma]] in 1958 to enter [[Oklahoma Panhandle State University|Panhandle A&M College]]. A three-sport performer, Holder played golf and football for the Aggies, while setting track and field records in the long jump and 100-yard dash.<ref name="HOFIS"/><ref name="2012RTE"/> After his freshman year, Holder returned to Wichita Falls to attend [[Midwestern State University]], then re-entered Panhandle State in 1961 to complete his college athletic career.<ref name="Nelson06142012">{{cite web|url=http://kgynradio.net/news/sports/opsu-holders-life-story-endures/ |archive-url=https://archive.is/20130222095609/http://kgynradio.net/news/sports/opsu-holders-life-story-endures/ |dead-url=yes |archive-date=February 22, 2013 |title=Holder's Life Story Endures |last=Nelson |first=Laura |date=June 14, 2012 |work=KGYN Radio News |publisher=KGYN Radio |accessdate=22 July 2012}}</ref>
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Born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1940, Holder attended school in his home town<ref name="HOFIS"/> and moved to [[Goodwell, Oklahoma]] in 1958 to enter [[Oklahoma Panhandle State University|Panhandle A&M College]]. A three-sport performer, Holder played golf and football for the Aggies, while setting [[track and field]] records in the long jump and [[100-yard dash]].<ref name="HOFIS"/><ref name="2012RTE"/> After his freshman year, Holder returned to Wichita Falls to attend [[Midwestern State University]], then re-entered Panhandle State in 1961 to complete his college athletic career.<ref name="Nelson06142012">{{cite web|url=http://kgynradio.net/news/sports/opsu-holders-life-story-endures/ |archive-url=https://archive.is/20130222095609/http://kgynradio.net/news/sports/opsu-holders-life-story-endures/ |dead-url=yes |archive-date=February 22, 2013 |title=Holder's Life Story Endures |last=Nelson |first=Laura |date=June 14, 2012 |work=KGYN Radio News |publisher=KGYN Radio |accessdate=22 July 2012}}</ref>
   
 
Holder's team lost one game in his sophomore year, and Holder was selected as All Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention. As a junior, Holder ran 77 times for the Aggies, gaining 565 yards, averaging 109.3 yards per game and was again an honorable mention All Conference. During his senior year in 1963, Holder broke school and NAIA records by rushing for 1775 yards on 275 carries in ten games.<ref name="2012RTE"/><ref name="USAT07202012"/> His NAIA rushing yards record would stand for over 20 years. In addition, Holder accounted for over two thirds of his team's total offense; he was selected All Conference and NAIA All American.<ref name="Nelson06142012"/>
 
Holder's team lost one game in his sophomore year, and Holder was selected as All Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention. As a junior, Holder ran 77 times for the Aggies, gaining 565 yards, averaging 109.3 yards per game and was again an honorable mention All Conference. During his senior year in 1963, Holder broke school and NAIA records by rushing for 1775 yards on 275 carries in ten games.<ref name="2012RTE"/><ref name="USAT07202012"/> His NAIA rushing yards record would stand for over 20 years. In addition, Holder accounted for over two thirds of his team's total offense; he was selected All Conference and NAIA All American.<ref name="Nelson06142012"/>

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