WKU FOOTBALL | Coach Holt cherishing his son's final game as a Hilltopper

12/18/2015 11:30 AM

Western Kentucky Football is a few days away from their Beach Bowl matchup against the University of South Florida. It is the final game of the season, and the final game of many young men’s careers. For Western Defensive Coordinator Nick Holt, it is the end of an era.

Coach Holt’s son of the same name, Nick, plays linebacker for the ‘Toppers. This season, Holt has the third most tackles on the revitalized WKU defense, he has a team high 4 sacks, and collected three picks this year. He has started every game in his two years as WKU linebacker.

Nick’s younger brother Ben is also on the Western roster, a freshman running back.

The Hilltoppers kick off in Miami at 2:30 ET on Monday afternoon, and it will be the player Nick Holt’s final game as a Hilltopper, and until the final whistle blows, it will be something his father is cherishing as strongly as he is.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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