Ex-boxing champ Evander Holyfield’s son decided follow in his dad’s footsteps and became an athlete. However, he’s engaging in a different contact sport: football. The younger Holyfield, Elijah, is a top high school senior running back and has decided to suit up for the Georgia Bulldogs.
After considering 30 offers from colleges all over for the country over the past two years, ESPN 300 running back Elijah Holyfield has decided to stay home and attend Georgia, he announced Friday.
Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield, committed to the Bulldogs over Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.
The younger Holyfield, at 5 feet 11, 204 pounds, rushed for 1,735 yards and scored 28 touchdowns for Woodward Academy outside of Atlanta — the site of Friday’s announcement — last season.