Phil Loadholt is an offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, who selected him with the 54th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Loadholt attended Oklahoma, where he played for two seasons. Loadholt is 6-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 337 pounds.
Prep Career
Loadholt played high school football, basketball and track at Fort Carson High School in Fountain, CO. He committed to LSU out of high school, but did not qualify academically.
Community College
Loadholt spent his first two years of college at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas. He was a two-time junior college All-America selection, and the Jayhawk Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006. Coming out of junior college, he was ranked the No. 20 overall junior college player by Rivals.com. Loadholt committed to Oklahoma and enrolled in January of 2007.
Junior Year
During his junior season, his first at the major college level, Loadholt started all 14 games for the Sooners and earned second team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and The Associated Press. He was an honorable mention All-America selection by Sports Illustrated.
Senior Year
Prior to his senior season, Loadholt was arrested on a DUI charge. He was suspended for Oklahoma's 2008 season opener against Chattanooga, but started the last 13 games of the season for the Sooners. He earned an invitation to the 2009 Senior Bowl, where he started at right tackle for the North team.
NFL Career
Loadholt was selected in the second round (54th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. One day before training camp, Loadholt signed a contract with Minnesota. Terms were not disclosed.