Holyfield averaged 6.4 yards per carry that season on only 159 attempts and totaled 1,018 yards with seven touchdowns while splitting the carries with D'Andre Swift. We will have updates here as things develop, but right now - Saturday's top-3 matchup - a battle for king of the SEC - is still on, just with Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian at the reigns for the Tide. Alabama is coming off of a 63-48 win at Ole Miss, which featured the most prolific offensive performance in SEC history. Elijah Holyfield, RB, ... Holyfield was bypassed in the 2019 NFL Draft after disappointing NFL Scouting Combine and pro day performances. How Eagles’ Elijah Holyfield’s private pre-draft workout with Doug Pederson came full circle this week. color:#fff; Elijah aceptó las condiciones del equipo, quien lo buscó por la necesidad de un corredor que acompañe al running back Christian McCaffrey para la campaña 2019-2020 de la NFL, la número 100 en su historia como competición.. Holyfield se caracteriza por su agilidad física, pero dejó qué desear durante campamento de entrenamiento en la velocidad, en donde marcó 4.78 segundos en 40 yardas. https://www.espn.com/nfl/player/_/id/4035006/elijah-holyfield One of the reasons he slipped in the draft was due to a poor NFL Scouting Combine. He was waived on September 1, 2019 and was re-signed to the practice squad. Browns Top Pick Jedrick Wills Reveals New Jersey Number. The son of boxing great Evander Holyfield, Elijah played three seasons with the Dawgs and had a career high seven touchdowns and 6.5 yards per carry this past season. Ohio State hasn't played a game this season. Elijah Holyfield was a bruiser in college, but can he make it work in the NFL? — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2019. Todd Gurley set the record for most touchdowns by a former Georgia Bulldog running back in the NFL. The son of Evander. After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, former UGA running back Elijah Holyfield signed with the Carolina Panthers just minutes after the conclusion of the draft. “We liked him all the way back in the draft,” head coach Doug Pederson told reporters in 2019. padding:15px; UDFA news: The #Panthers are signing FA #Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield, source said. The Eagles have been tirelessly searching for a bulky veteran back to round out the depth chart. Powered by. ... Elijah Holyfield is the sleeper of this year's RB class. The 5-foot-11, 217-pound bruiser is the definition of what the team is looking for as a pound-the-rock player to close out games. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. “I actually went to a private workout with him at Georgia this past spring and was down there. background:#ce1141; 4. src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=674090812743125&ev=PageView&noscript=1"/>, .promo_edge { pic.twitter.com/XkntNLDfwf. The name “Holyfield” carries weight around the globe, Elijah’s father the one-time undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world. display:inline-block; Holyfield adds depth to a Carolina team who’s backfield currently centers around Christian McCaffrey. This service is intended for adult audiences. Holyfield was the bulldozer for the Bulldogs’ offense and plowed forward for seven touchdowns in his junior year before foregoing his senior year. Latest on RB Elijah Holyfield including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on NFL.com Holyfield led NFL draft eligible SEC running backs in average yards after contact (YAC) last season, according to Pro Football Focus metrics. Holyfield has enough finesse and “shake” to make defenders miss when he’s out in open space. Fast forward to 2020 and there’s a new opportunity. Carolina eventually gave him a chance and brought him into training camp in 2019. Holyfield followed up with a 4.81-second time at Georgia Pro Day on March 20. He now lands in … Prince Avenue Christian School, Class of '21. 3 Georgia is set to face No. Excellent! UGA fans certainly wish him the best with the Panthers. Holyfield proved that to his teammates and coaches last season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards including an 18-carry, 115-yard performance at Kentucky. Holyfield went undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft despite a pretty impressive highlight reel in college. Holyfield’s NFL draft stock has been widely debated after the outgoing Georgia football captain ran a 4.78-second time at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. UDFA news: The #Panthers are signing FA #Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield, source said. When Philadelphia first signed Holyfield last December, the 22-year-old son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield was seen as nothing more than an insurance policy. After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, former UGA running back Elijah Holyfield signed with the Carolina Panthers just minutes after the conclusion of the draft. Elijah Holyfield profile page, biographical information, injury history and news But the stigma attached to the 40 time has lingered in the minds of some, even as Holyfield has made it clear he’s not overly concerned about it. Getty UDFA news: The #Panthers are signing FA #Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield, source said. Elijah has maintained he doesn’t feel any added pressure or stress carrying the famous last name might bring, and he is proud of his father’s achievement and looks to make him and his mother proud. Here's the full top ten rankings that Klatt released following another week of... © Copyright University of Georgia Wire 2020. 2 Alabama this Saturday in Tuscaloosa, barring any postponement or cancellation as Alabama head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for Covid-19. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry at Georgia while putting up 26 reps on the bench press, the third-best mark among running backs at the 2019 Combine. Don't miss breaking news!Sign up for the DawgNation Newsletter! We have a new way to comment on our DawgNation stories. More importantly, the massive Holyfield (nine-inch hands, 30 3/8 inch arms, 72.5-inch wingspan) plays with a certifiable chip on his shoulder. Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield enters the 2019 NFL Draft as an early declaration, joining a super talented cast of early names for this April's draft.https://t.co/jCQ2eDxS0G pic.twitter.com/KcjE2Bh6zf. background:#ce1141; Holyfield went undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft despite a pretty impressive highlight reel in college. Elijah Holyfield has built himself into a reliable, hard-charging tailback at Georgia. 22. Elijah Holyfield profile page, biographical information, injury history and news “I’m a guy who likes to play football, not all the other stuff,” said Holyfield, who was born in College Park Ga.. “You don’t play football in a combine, you play football on the field.”. “I think a lot of people think I’m just like a big, physical back (that) don’t really do much, don’t really have any shake,” Holyfield said, via 24/7 Sports. width:100%; color:#fff; We really liked the kid coming out and all-that, so obviously had our eye on that.”. Follow full coverage of Elijah Holyfield during the 2019 NFL Draft on ESPN.com Imagine having Elijah Holyfield running at you pic.twitter.com/bOsR7xsgNg, — Footballism™ (@FootbaIIism) October 27, 2019. Holyfield Playing with Huge Chip on Massive Shoulders. } While we have to wait until next year for Swift to be draft-eligible, Holyfield is part of the 2019 class and its time he's mentioned as one of the top backs in the class. I’m just here to play football now. He puts the Georgia Bulldogs just behind Alabama at No. “I think I have a little finesse, I have good footwork, and I can make people miss as well.”, READ NEXT: Browns Top Pick Jedrick Wills Reveals New Jersey Number, Eagles May Have Veteran RB to Back Up Miles Sanders on Roster, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. opacity:1; He remained a healthy scratch all year, never seeing an actual snap. https://www.dawgnation.com/football/elijah-holyfield-nfl-draft-nfldraft-uga