Carlyle Holiday

Carlyle Javar Holiday (born October 4, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver.

Holiday attended Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, TX. In football, he was named as the top high school scrambling quarterback in the nation. After a heavy bid from Nebraska, he eventually committed to the University of Notre Dame. Holiday was the starting quarterback for three years at the university, leading them to the Gator Bowl in his final full season at Quarterback. During that time, he broke the school's rushing record for 100 yard games in a season by a quarterback as well as most completions without an interception and touchdown passes in a game, the latter two which were broken by Brady Quinn. During his senior year at Notre Dame, Holiday was converted to a Wide Receiver and Punt Returner, due to the emergence of true freshman Quarterback Brady Quinn. Even though Holiday never played college baseball, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 44th round of the MLB amateur draft in 2002.

Carlyle made his first NFL start against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in his second season with the Arizona Cardinals when Larry Fitzgerald was out with a sprained ankle. He was later signed out of free agency by the Green Bay Packers on December 5, 2006 after being released from the Arizona Cardinals. He caught Brett Favre's record breaking completion against the Detroit Lions, breaking Dan Marino's career completions mark. Carlyle injured his knee playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first game of the 2007 season, ending his year while being placed on injured reserve. In February 2008 Holiday was released by the Green Bay Packers.[1]

Caryle is currently a recruiter at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco.[2]

Carlyle Holiday
No. 15, 18
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:October 4, 1981 (age 37)
San Antonio, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College:Notre Dame
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at


  1. ^ "Packers release WR Carlyle Holiday". Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
  2. ^ Haugh, David. "Irish task at hand: Forget history, focus on present". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
2001 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2001 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bob Davie and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

2002 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2002 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tyrone Willingham and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

2003 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2003 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tyrone Willingham and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Irish finished the season at 5–7 and failed to become bowl eligible. The season was punctuated by a pair of three-game losing streaks and ugly blowout losses against Michigan, USC and Florida State.

2005 Arizona Cardinals season

The 2005 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise's 107th season, 86th season in the National Football League and the 18th in Arizona. The team was unable to improve upon their previous season's six wins in 2004, and failed to make the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.The October 2 game was the first regular season game to be played outside the United States, and was known as NFL Futbol Americano. The game was a Cardinals home game, and the Cardinals defeated their division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, 31–14.

The Cardinals, as a team, had a paltry 1,138 rushing yards in 2005, only 71.1 yards per game. Remarkably, the Cardinals only had one 100-yard rushing game, when they ran for 129 yards in the season finale at Indianapolis. Arizona's season total is the fifth-fewest rushing yards by a team in a 16-game season.The Cardinals passing offense, however, led the league, with 4,437 yards. Kurt Warner's 271.3 passing yards per game were third in the NFL, and his 24.2 pass completions per-game led the league. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald tied for the league lead in receptions, with 103, edging out his teammate Anquan Boldin, who had 102 (tied for third in the NFL) Fitzgerald's 1,409 yards, and Boldin’s 1,402 yards receiving were fourth and fifth in the NFL, respectively, in 2005. Boldin’s 100.1 receiving yards per game led the NFL.

The season also saw the Cardinals change their logo and uniforms, which remains in use today. It was also their final season playing at Sun Devil Stadium.

2005 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2005 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Charlie Weis and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Irish completed the season with a record of 9–3, culminating in an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl and a number 9 ranking in the nation.

2006 Arizona Cardinals season

The 2006 Arizona Cardinals season was the teams 87th Season in the NFL and 19th season in Arizona. The season began with the team trying to improve on their 5–11 record in 2005. They also moved into the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (one of the western suburbs of Phoenix), the first ever stadium in the United States with a retractable playing surface. The stadium was christened University of Phoenix Stadium on September 26. Despite a somewhat promising start, the team suffered a few setbacks, including key losses to the Dallas Cowboys and the eventual NFC Champion Chicago Bears, and ended the season (again) at a disappointing 5–11 record. Head coach Dennis Green was fired after the season, replaced by Ken Whisenhunt.

2006 Green Bay Packers season

The 2006 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 88th season overall and their 86th in the National Football League.

This season resulted in an 8–8 record. After the firing of Mike Sherman, the Packers hired Mike McCarthy as their head coach. McCarthy helped improved the Packers from 4–12 the previous year to a .500 win average in 2006. The Packers failed to make the playoffs for the second straight year after the New York Giants gained the tie-breaker over the Packers in the last week of the 2006 NFL season.

2007 Green Bay Packers season

The 2007 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 89th overall and 87th season in the National Football League. The Packers finished the regular season with an impressive 13–3 record. They received a bye for the first round of the playoffs, won their divisional round playoff game, and lost in the NFC Championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. This was the last season for quarterback Brett Favre as a Green Bay Packer.

This season also marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Packers' home stadium of Lambeau Field. The Packers' tenure at Lambeau, now at 59 seasons, is the longest in NFL history at a single stadium, breaking the Chicago Bears' previous record of 50 seasons at Wrigley Field (1921–1970).

2008 Green Bay Packers season

The 2008 Green Bay Packers season was the 90th season overall and 88th in the National Football League. They looked to continue success after posting a 13–3 record in 2007, but they failed to do so and finished the season with a losing 6–10 record. Until the 2017 season, this was the last season in which the Packers did not qualify for the playoffs.

Brock Stratton

Brock Stratton (born September 25, 1981 in Provo, Utah) is a professional football player. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on March 4, 2008. He was subsequently released by the Riders on June 18, 2008. Prior to this, he went unpicked in the 2007 NFL Draft. After which, he signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans. Collegiately Stratton was a linebacker for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.He went to Theodore Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, Texas where he excelled in Academics and Athletics. With fellow NFL player Carlyle Holiday, the two were the only freshmen to make the varsity football team in High School. In wrestling Stratton was undefeated and won the state wrestling title (189-pounds) as a junior. He took the title as a senior as well and was also undefeated and most impressively did not allow a single point to be scored against him all season.

On July 17, 2007, Stratton was waived from the team as the Titans pared their roster for training camp.

Holiday (surname)

Holiday is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Billie Holiday (1915–1959), American singer

Bob Holiday (born 1932), played Superman in the 1966 Broadway musical

Carlyle Holiday (born 1981), American football wide receiver

Clarence Holiday (1898–1937), American musician and the probable father of singer, Billie Holiday

Eugene Holiday, first Governor of Sint Maarten

Fredrick William Holiday (1920–1979), British journalist, angler, cryptozoologist, and wildlife specialist

Harry Holiday (1924–1999), world record holder in the backstroke in the 1940s and a president of steelmaker American Rolling Mill Co. (Armco)

Henry Holiday (1839–1927), English artist

Hope Holiday (born 1938), born in New York, NY

J. Holiday (born 1982), American R&B singer-songwriter

Joe Holiday (born 1925), American jazz saxophonist born in Sicily

Johnny Holiday (1912–2009), American actor

Philip Holiday (born 1970), professional junior middleweight boxer

Tasha Holiday, R&B singer who was signed to MCA Records in the 1990s

Tony Holiday (1951–1990), German pop singer and songwriter

A family of American sportspeople, made up of three brothers and the wife of one of the brothers:

Lauren Holiday (born 1987), soccer player

Justin Holiday (born 1989), basketball player

Jrue Holiday (born 1990), basketball player; husband of Lauren

Aaron Holiday (born 1996), basketball player

List of Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterbacks

The following individuals have started games at quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team, updated through the 2018 season.

The year of induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, if applicable, is designated alongside the respective player's final season.

List of people from San Antonio

Below follows a list of notables from the metropolitan area of San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Matt LoVecchio

Matthew Lawrence LoVecchio (born February 2, 1982) was a starting quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team in 2000-01, and for Indiana University in 2003-04.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish football under Tyrone Willingham

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were led by Tyrone Willingham and represented the University of Notre Dame in NCAA Division I college football from 2002 to 2004. The team was an independent and played their home games in Notre Dame Stadium. Throughout the three seasons, the Irish were 21–16 (21–15 before Willingham was fired) and were invited to two bowl games, both of which they lost.

After the 2001 season, fifth-year head coach Bob Davie was fired. His immediate replacement, George O'Leary, was forced to resign under some controversy for discrepancies on his resume, and Willingham was chosen to replace him. Willingham made immediate changes to the program and won his first eight games. Although his team floundered at the end of the season and lost their bowl game, he led the team to 10 wins and was named "Coach of the Year" by two different publications. His second year began with the signing of a top-5 recruiting class to replace a number of players who graduated. Although the team began the season with a win, they lost their next two games, and freshman quarterback Brady Quinn became the starter. Quinn led the Irish to four more wins that season, and the team finished a 5–7 record.

Willingham's third season started with a loss, but three straight wins brought the team back into national prominence. The team went on to win six games, but their fifth loss of the season, a blowout to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans, was Willingham's final game at Notre Dame. Although the Irish were invited to a bowl game at the end of the season, Willingham was fired. The eventual hiring of Charlie Weis as Willingham's replacement was called a good move, but Willingham's firing remained a controversial subject for years following his tenure.

Pat Dillingham

Patrick Martin Dillingham (born August 16, 1983) was an American football quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

University of Notre Dame residence halls

There are currently 30 undergraduate residence halls at the University of Notre Dame. Several of the halls are historic buildings which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each residence hall is single-sex, with 16 all-male residence halls and 14 all-female residence halls. Notre Dame residence halls feature a mixed residential college and house system, where residence halls are the center of the student life and some academic teaching; most students stay at the same hall for most of their undergraduate studies. Each hall has its own traditions, events, mascot, sports teams, shield, motto, and dorm pride. The university also hosts Old College, an undergraduate residence for students preparing for the priesthood.

Notre Dame has an undergraduate hall system which blends the residential college system and the house system. All first-year students are placed in one of the 31 halls upon enrollment, and students rarely switch halls. Each hall has its own spirit, tradition, mascot, sport teams, events, dances and reputation. Approximately 80% of undergraduate students live on campus, and often a student lives in the same dorm for the entirety of their undergraduate career. A huge segment of student life happens through residence halls and students develop a particular attachment to their undergraduate hall. Each residence hall is directed by one Rector with the assistance of two Assistant Rectors and a variable number of Resident Assistants (from 4 to 9). Every residence hall has a chapel where Mass is held multiple time per week, fields a variety of intramural sports teams, elects one senator to represent the dorm in Student Government, and elects a president and vice president(s) which work through the Hall Presidents Council (HPC) student organization. Interhall football between Notre Dame male dorms is the only interhall tackle football which has remained at any US university. Notre Dame residence halls are the center of the campus student life, and each one hosts signature events, like the Keenan Revue, the Zahm Hall Bun run, Fisher Regatta, the Siegfried Day of Man, The Dillon Hall Pep Rally and many others. Each dorm has its own architectural features, some of which designes by famous architects such as Willoughby J. Edbrooke,

Maginnis & Walsh and Thomas Ellerbe, and each hall has a chapel dedicated to the Hall's patron saint.With the exception of Carroll Hall, the residence halls are split among five main segments of the campus: Main (God) Quad, South Quad, North Quad, Mod Quad and West Quad. (Carroll has its own lawn, by Saint Mary's Lake, informally called "Far Quad.") All first-year students are not only guaranteed on-campus housing, but are required to reside on campus for at least six semesters, starting with the Class of 2022. Many of the halls were inserted in 1973 on the National Register of Historic Places.

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