John Holcombe is a former high school quarterback who currently plays for Florida A&M. He is considered a transfer quarterback and he will compete with Nick Ast for the starting job next season.
He is a three-star prospect and is a likely candidate to replace Ryan Stanley in the Florida A&M program. He has a strong arm and will be a significant upgrade over the Wildcats’ current starting QB.
Early Life and Education
The Holcombe family came to America from England in 1700. Several members of the family emigrated to Pennsylvania.
John Holcombe was born in Triverton, Devonshire, England, about 1680. He was a member of Wrightstown Monthly Meeting of Friends for many years.
His father died when he was very young and his mother brought him up to useful learning.
He was a minister of religion who lived in South Carolina and Alabama. He also wrote church history.
Hosea Holcombe was born near Cross Keys in Union District, South Carolina, on July 20, 1780. He became a Baptist minister about 1805. He moved to Lincoln County, North Carolina, before 1812. During his lifetime he wrote numerous books and hymns, and published the first history of the Baptist church in Alabama.
Holcombe is a lawyer who focuses on intellectual property law. He has tried patent, copyright and trade secret cases, litigated complex bankruptcy matters and argued appeals in federal court.
He has also worked as a mediator and pro bono attorney on civil rights and immigration issues. He has served on the Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel for the Central District of California since 2009 and has acted as a Special Master in bankruptcy proceedings.
Among the victims killed in the church shooting were Holcombe’s pregnant wife, three children and their parents. A senior deputy and a deputy sheriff were also injured.
Achievements and Honors
Holcombe was a highly successful high school quarterback at Summer Creek. He led the Bulldogs to a 7-4 record and a playoff appearance in his senior year. He also rushed for 551 yards and nine touchdowns.
He was ranked 13th among dual-threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports and 28th by Rivals. He also was named the district’s Co-Offensive MVP.
In addition to K-State, he has drawn offers from Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M. He is taking advantage of the early signing period and is expected to sign in 2018.
During his teaching career, Holcombe blessed thousands of students with his booming laugh and generosity. He was the faculty sponsor of the local chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society and the campus Episcopal Canterbury Club.
John Holcombe’s family has been a major part of his life. He has two children, Evelyn and Philip, both of whom are still living.
His son, Philip, is a senior cadet airman with the Civil Air Patrol. He trains once a week with the Air Patrol’s Alamo Composite Squadron based in San Antonio.
He also takes high school classes through a private, online school. He has a younger sister, Brittany, who is about seven years older than him.
In addition to taking care of their parents’ property, John’s siblings are working on their own grief. His sister, Sarah Slavin, is trying to get an inventory of their parents’ business, American Canvas Works. She is also focusing on caring for her mother’s honey dew plant, mimosa tree and fig tree.
Holcombe’s net worth has been accumulated from his successful career in journalism. His primary source of income comes from his job as a sports director and reporter for News on 6.
He is currently married to Jeanna and they have two children together, Melody and Maggie. They also belong to New Beginnings Church in Bixby.
They live in Oklahoma and have been together for over 20 years. He is a great husband and father who adores his wife.
The Texas church massacre was a devastating event for the Holcombe family. Their pregnant wife Crystal, along with three of her children, died in the shooting.