Phil Loadholt life and biography

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Phil Loadholt biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Phil Loadholt is an American Football tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. He played his college football at the University of Oklahoma.

• Named to All-Rookie team after stepping into starting RT job in 2009 and starting all but 1 game.
• Part of a 2009 Vikings rookie draft class that saw all 5 members start a game during the season.

OFF THE FIELD
Joined fellow bookend OT Bryant McKinnie and owner Mark Wilf on a Vikings “You Made the Team” Community Tour visit to Owatonna, MN in November 2009...Visited troops at the US Army recruiting station in Bloomington, MN during 2009 season...Earned degree in multidisciplinary studies from Oklahoma in December 2008…Born in Honolulu but went to high school in Colorado...The oldest of 2 children, his father was a career US Army Sgt. 1st Class....Younger sister plays basketball at Garden City CC…Was the tallest starting football player in Sooners history...Named to Student Excellence List and earned Student Support Service Award after maintaining a 3.0 grade point average at Garden City CC...Wants to pursue a career in high school coaching when his NFL playing days are over...Enjoys fishing in his free time...Lives with fellow offensive lineman and college teammate Jon Cooper.

PRO
Joined fellow 2009 Vikings rookie Percy Harvin on the All-Rookie team...Became the 1st Vikings rookie OT to start at least 15 games in their 1st season since Korey Stringer in 1995...The 2nd OU Sooner drafted by the Vikings in the past 3 seasons, joining RB Adrian Peterson in 2007 (#7 overall)…The 6th OT selected in the 2009 NFL Draft…Teammates at OU with fellow Vikings lineman Jon Cooper…Played against Vikings 1st-round pick Harvin in the 2008 National Championship game...Joins the Vikings as the highest-drafted OT since 2002 when McKinnie was the #7 overall choice.

2009
Stepped into starting role at RT as a rookie, opening 15 regular season games and both playoff contests...Named to All-Rookie team...Became the 5th Vikings rookie OT to start a season opener and joined Doug Davis in 1966 as the only other RT...Helped Vikings offense rank #5 in the NFL in total offense, the highest ranking since 2004...Paved the way for Peterson to rush for 1,383 yards and 18 TDs, a new team record for rushing TDs and the 3rd-best single-season rushing total in team history...His 15 starts were the most by a Vikings rookie OT since Korey Stringer in 1995...Inactive for game at St. Louis (10/11) with leg injury.

COLLEGE
Spent 2 seasons at OU, transferring after 2 seasons at Garden City (KS) Community College…Started all 48 collegiate games he played, 27 for the Sooners…As a senior, part of Sooner offense that scored team-record 96 TDs...Protected 2008 Heisman Trophy winner QB Sam Bradford…Sooners went 23-5 during his 2 seasons and won consecutive Big 12 Conference titles...Helped 2008 OU team set numerous national and team records, including scoring an NCAA-record 716 points...Won Big 12 title and advanced to National Championship game against Florida…Named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by coaches and Associated Press as a senior...Helped 2007 Sooners win Big 12 title in his 1st season at OU…Started all 14 games at LT…Named 2nd-Team All-Big 12 by the league coaches and Associated Press...Earned 2006 All-America honors in his 2nd season at Garden City Community College…Jayhawk Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year...In his freshman season, earned All-America honors at Garden City.

Standout in football, track and basketball at Fountain Fort Carson High in Colorado…Played defensive line and TE…Led basketball team to state title game as a senior…Won Colorado state title in discus.



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