Norristown’s Des Holmes, a Penn State Offensive Lineman, Believes Sky is the Limit

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Norristown’s Des Holmes, a Penn State offensive lineman, is eager for the football season to begin so his team can showcase its talented offensive line. Image via Penn State.

Norristown’s Des Holmes, a Penn State offensive lineman, is eager for the football season to begin so his team can showcase its talented offensive line, writes Joe Juliano for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“The sky’s the limit,” said Holmes. “I’m really happy, I’m really excited. We’ve got a lot of veterans in this room, guys that have played a lot of ball. Just being able to play next to these guys, it’s just amazing.”

Holmes is a Penn State redshirt junior who starred at Cardinal O’Hara High School. And while he did not start last season, he has played in all games as the first tackle off the bench. Being given playtime helped bolster his confidence, which boosted his consistency and impressed the coaches, including Phil Trautwein.

“Des is one of those guys that believes in the football IQ part, understanding the game of football,” said Trautwein. “He’s driven.”

Holmes spent the quarantine home in Norristown with his parents and brother. He has made sure to keep up with his workouts and practice – and is now ready to go.

Read more about Des Holmes at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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