Kamathi Holsey NFL Draft Prospect

Kamathi Holsey (#86) played wide receiver for the University of Buffalo. Holsey attended Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Holsey played both tight end and wide receiver in high school. Holsey graduated in 2014, where he ranked No. 126 nationally and No. 4 in the state of Virginia. Although Holsey had a successful high school career, he elected to spend his first two collegiate seasons at Independence Community College. Holsey 3
Holsey had a very successful college career even while starting at a JUCO school. At Independence Community College, Holsey had 102 receptions for 1,203 yards and 13 touchdowns through the 2014 and 2015 seasons. When Holsey transferred to the University of Buffalo, he was an immediate impact on the team and was labeled as a big target as he stood at 6’4. During his first season at Buffalo, Holsey played in 12 games while starting 10 where he had 19 receptions for 189 yards and a touchdown. Holsey was able to register at least one catch in 12 games as a junior. During his senior season, Holsey was able to up his game as he had 32 receptions for 548 yards and a touchdown. Holsey’s best game came against Western Michigan where he had 6 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown in a 71-68 loss. Holsey reflected back on his career by saying, “I found success through hard work and dedication and I never gave up or got distracted from my goals.”
Holsey said his toughest matchup came against Western Michigan cornerback Darius Phillips. Holsey mentioned his preparation by saying, “I studied him all week to see what he likes to do.” Against Western Michigan, Holsey had 6 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. Holsey averaged 23.8 yards per receptions and his longest catch came for 72 yards. Though losing a fumble, Holsey still used his speed and size and was able to make big plays down field to keep the game close.holsey 1
Holsey is currently preparing to participate in Pro Day for the University of Buffalo. Holsey looks to work on his body as he wants to participate at his overall best during the tests throughout the Pro Day. Holsey will look to test in shuttle run as well has the 40 yard dash amongst others. Holsey has a big body and is able to make big plays down field with the help of his speed and hands. With Holsey preparing for the Pro Day, his game will only improve this offseason before entering the next step in his career. Holsey has the hands, speed, and size to find success in the NFL.

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