JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie long snapper Colin Holba to the team’s active roster, the club announced today. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars placed Matt Overton on the team’s reserve/injured list.
Holba, 6-4, 248, was originally selected in the sixth round (213th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Holba attended the University of Louisville where he served two seasons (2015-16) as the team’s primary long snapper. A native of Louisville, Holba played two years of football and three years of baseball at Eastern (Ky.) High School and served as the long snapper during his sophomore and junior seasons. Holba was released by the Steelers on Sept. 2 during roster reductions. Holba is pronounced, “HOLE-buh.”
Overton, a sixth-year veteran who was signed on Aug. 3, sustained a shoulder injury in the Jaguars’ Week 10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.