Playing at Oklahoma Panhandle State turned out to be a great experience for me. It made me who I am today and I will always be proud to rep OPSU!Caleb Holbrook
The 2015 Panhandle State graduate, came to Goodwell in 2012 as a transfer from Blinn Community College to claim the leading role as the Aggies’ starting quarterback. He immediately went to work at the helm of the Aggie offense, amassing over 7,000 total yards, 63 touchdowns and finished off his collegiate career as the 2014-15 Male Aggie Athlete of the Year.
Panhandle’s Head Football Coach Russell Gaskamp exults on his former player, “Caleb was an outstanding football player here, one of the best to ever play at Panhandle State. He was one of, if not the, toughest players I have ever coached. When we recruited him we told him he had a chance to be an all-time great here and he proved us right. He really was the catalyst for change for our football program.”
Holbrook’s efforts caught the attention of scouts as he was invited to play in the 2014 National Bowl following his senior season at Panhandle State. He gained a great deal from that experience stating, “It was really motivating for me to go out and play with some of the nations’ best athletes.” His team, the Blue Nation, arose victorious in the all-star bout giving him merited exposure in front of professional scouts.
From the National Bowl, Holbrook’s post-collegiate career began. He made his professional debut with the Bloomington Edge in 2016. He quickly became one of the IFL’s top quarterbacks, finishing his first season with an 8-6 record and racking up over 2,300 yards in passing, 300 rushing yards and combining for 54 touchdowns on the year. He competed two years with the Edge before a new opportunity came knocking.
In 2018, Holbrook signed to play with the Duke City Gladiators. He now calls Albuquerque, N.M. home, and, once again, the Aggie is making headlines. Holbrook has led the Gladiators to a 10-2 regular season record to claim the 2018 CIF Southern Conference Championship. They will advance to playoffs and clinched the home-field advantage to host the championship. “Things have gone really well this year. I’ve just been taking it one game at a time, and I’m grateful to have made it this far.”
On every roster that Caleb Holbrook’s name has graced over his illustrious football career, he is proud to have “Panhandle State” listed as his alma mater. “Playing at Oklahoma Panhandle State turned out to be a great experience for me. It made me who I am today and I will always be proud to rep OPSU!”