Inspired to play sports by an older brother, Terrence Holt soon carved out his own niche. Whereas Torry Holt was exceptional as an offensive football player, Terrence became a standout on the defensive side. He was excellent in football and basketball at Eastern Guilford, being named the News & Record's Player of the Year in hoops. Terrence went on to NC State and starred as a defensive back. He was a three-year starter, twice an All-ACC selection and intercepted five passes. He blocked 12 kicks in his career, including four field goals in one season. Drafted in the fifth round by the Detroit Lions, he played six seasons in the NFL, mostly as a free safety. He played in 71 games, starting 43, and recorded eight interceptions, including three as a rookie in 2004, and made 242 tackles. He joins his brother Torry (Class of 2012) as a member of the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame.