UConn opens the season on Thursday night against national FCS power Villanova.
UCONN vs USF (photo by Stephen Slade)
2016: Saw action in 10 games
High School: Played tight end and defensive line at Cheverus High School...2013 and 2014 Portland Press Herald All-State...won the 2014 Frank J. Gaziano Award as the best defensive lineman in the state of Maine...2013 Maine Defensive Player of the Year...led Cheverus to the Maine Eastern Class A state title game in 2014...recorded 41 tackles and six sacks as a senior...recovered three fumbles in a state semifinal game...also played basketball at Cheverus...served as class president...won the 2013 Age 16-17 heavyweight title at the North American Grappling Association World Championships in both traditional and Brazilian jiu-jitsu rules.
Personal Profile: Zordan Holman...Was born in Croatia and moved to the United States with his family in 2000..an exploratory major.