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  J.P. Holtz
J.P. Holtz

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Shaler Area

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245

Position:
TE

03/20/2014

Pitt Spring Football Report: Practice Three Transcription

Panthers practice in pads for the first time this Spring

11/23/2013

Pittsburgh Edges Syracuse, 17-16

Tom Savage passed for 218 yards and a touchdown.

08/21/2013

Football Training Camp: What They're Saying: August 21

Transcript from Wednesday's practice

08/13/2013

Pitt Football Training Camp: What They're Saying

Panthers back on the field after an off day Monday

07/11/2013

Sophomore J.P. Holtz Poised for Impact Season

Holtz uses offseason to work on all-around game

11/29/2013

Miami @ Pitt

Miami @ Pitt

11/16/2013

North Carolina @ Pittsburgh

USATSI

09/02/2013

Pittsburgh vs. Florida State

Pittsburgh vs. Florida State

12/01/2012

Pittsburgh Downs USF, 27-3 (AP)

Ray Graham rushed for a pair of touchdowns.

11/03/2012

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame - AP Photo Gallery

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame - AP Photo Gallery

2013: Started all 13 games and compiled 23 catches for 209 yards (9.1 avg.)...had a career-high five catches for 48 yards vs. North Carolina...the 48 yards receiving vs. UNC marked the second highest single-game total of his career...had four catches for 39 yards at Syracuse...had four catches for 32 yards vs. Miami.

2012: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 as a true freshman...totaled 13 catches for 173 yards (13.3 avg.) and three TDs...had a career-high 54 yards receiving on three catches at Notre Dame, including a nine-yard TD reception that gave Pitt a 17-6 third-quarter lead...had a season-high three receptions in three separate contests (Notre Dame, Rutgers and USF)...caught touchdowns in the Temple, Notre Dame and USF games...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the WPIAL's most versatile and highly recruited players...contributed at no fewer than five different positions during his Shaler Area varsity career, including running back, receiver, tight end, linebacker and punter...played quarterback as a freshman...considered one of the country's top tight end prospects...rated the nation's No. 10 tight end by Scout...as a senior, rushed for 337 yards on 72 carries, caught 19 passes for 332 yards and scored 15 touchdowns...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...All-Northern Seven...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...rated Pennsylvania's No. 10 overall prospect by Scout and No. 24 by Rivals...led Shaler to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs as a senior...played under Coach Neil Gordon...a four-year varsity letterman in both football and basketball...played center on the basketball team and helped Shaler to a 20-2 regular-season mark, the WPIAL Section 3 title and PIAA Class AAAA playoffs as a senior.

PERSONAL: John Paul Holtz, born 8/28/93, is the son of Gina Stanek and Bob Holtz...has one brother, Rob, who played football at the College of Wooster...father played football at California University of Pennsylvania...mother played volleyball and softball at Robert Morris University...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Receiving
G GS REC YARDS AVG LONG TD PTS
2012 13 10 13 173 13.3 43 3 18
2013 13 13 23 209 9.1 17 0 0
Career 26 23 36 382 10.6 43 3 18