Rattler punts off to college

By Albert Trujillo: QCS

Tucumcari senior Eric Holt will continue his notable football career at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) in Goodwell, Okla.

Holt was a member of the 2002 state championship and 2005 state runner-up teams for the Tucumcari Rattlers.

“The feeling is fabulous, great — a once in a lifetime opportunity that I get to take advantage of,” said a jubilant Holt upon signing his letter of intent.

Holt’s mother Tina Holt, his self-proclaimed “number one fan,” was on hand at his signing, as were coaches Dub Smith, John Span and Brian Dunlap.

Dunlap played his own football college career at OPSU.