Report: Son of Purdue DC Nick Holt planning to join Boilers after graduating from WKU
Father and son will be reunited on the football field in West Lafayette next season, according to a report.
Mike Carmin of the Journal & Courier is reporting that Ben Holt, the son of Purdue defensive coordinator Nick Holt, is expected to join the Boilermakers after graduating from Western Kentucky this spring. He will be a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible in 2019.
Holt played three seasons at WKU and was a captain for the Hilltoppers last fall. As a linebacker, he’ll provide much-added depth to a position that’s losing quite a bit.
Last season with Western Kentucky, Holt totaled 116 tackles and 11.5 stops for loss, leading the team in both categories. He was an All-Conference USA honorable mention for his efforts in 2018.
Holt played under his father and Jeff Brohm at Western Kentucky for two seasons (2015-16), before Brohm and Co. left for Purdue. He was redshirted in 2015, his first year with the program.
Purdue finished with a 6-7 record last season.