Colin Holba
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Colin Holba in 2018
No. 40 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-08) July 8, 1994 (age 25)
Louisville, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Louisville (KY) Eastern
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
Career history
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:11
Games started:0
Player stats at

Colin Holba (born July 8, 1994) is an American football long snapper for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville. Holba was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round (213th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[1]

Early lifeEdit

While in high school, Colin played two years of football and three years of baseball. He also made honor roll for all four years of high school and graduated as valedictorian at Eastern High School.[2]

College careerEdit

Colin played college football at the University of Louisville.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 248 lb33 58 in9 58 in 5.19 s 28 in 9 ft 7 in

Holba was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round, 213th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[4] He was the first Louisville Cardinal to be drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.[5] On May 11, 2017, the Steelers signed Holba to a four-year, $2.52 million contract with a signing bonus of $129,314.[6]

He was selected in the draft to be the replacement for long time veteran Greg Warren. Throughout training camp he competed with Kameron Canaday.[7] On September 2, 2017, Holba was waived after losing the competition for the vacant long snapper position to Canaday.[8]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On November 14, 2017, Holba was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars after long snapper Matt Overton sustained a shoulder injury and was placed on injured reserve.[9]

On June 14, 2018, Holba was waived by the Jaguars.[10]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On December 5, 2018, Holba signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers as a replacement for suspended long-snapper Kyle Nelson.[11]


  1. "Colin Holba".
  2. "Colin Holba-2016 Football".
  3. "Colin Holba 2017".
  4. "Steelers select Holba in the sixth round". April 29, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  5. "2017 NFL Draft: Colin Holba gets drafted in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers".
  6. " Colin Holba contract". Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. " Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart: 08/01/2017". Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  8. "Steelers trim roster to 53". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  9. "Jaguars sign long snapper Colin Holba to active roster". November 14, 2017.
  10. "Jaguars make roster moves". June 14, 2018.
  11. "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". December 5, 2018.

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