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79 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Adam Holtorf

In which BracketCat counts down the 79th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Adam Holtorf.

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One of the most prominent offensive lineman to wear No. 79 was big Jon Doty. In a few years, Adam Holtorf potentially could make it prominent again.

#79 Adam Holtorf

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-4 | 291 lbs. | Seward, Nebraska
Adam Holtorf
Adam Holtorf
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Adam Christian Holtorf (b. May 10, 1997) is a talented young offensive lineman who has developed during the last two seasons.

He will battle for more playing time as a sophomore in 2017 after redshirting in 2015 and seeing his first action in 2016, serving as backup center against Florida Atlantic and TCU. He also started for Purple in the 2017 spring game in Reid Najvar’s absence.

A four-year letter-winner for Seward High School, including the last two years under head coach Jamie Opfer, Holtorf helped the Bluejays to earn an 8-3 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Nebraska Class B state playoffs.

He was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Nebraska Team as a defensive lineman, and also was named a two-year first-team Class B all-state offensive lineman by The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Omaha World-Herald.

Named first team Super State as a defensive lineman as a senior, and a Class B honorary captain by both the Journal-Star and World-Herald, Holtorf also earned first-team All-Nebraska honors as a defensive lineman and was honored as a first-team Class B all-state offensive lineman by the World-Herald.

He also earned second-team all-state honors as a junior and was an all-district performer as a sophomore.

Holtorf tied the school career record with 37 games started; registered 81 tackles, including 18.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks as a senior; and anchored an offensive line that helped the Bluejays to accumulate 3,822 yards.

He also came away with 69 tackles, including 14 for loss, and five sacks as a junior in 2013. Rivals rated him the No. 5 player in the state of Nebraska.

Holtorf earned academic all-state honors, played basketball and qualified for state in the shot put. He chose the Wildcats over offers from North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Wyoming.