Elijah Holyfield

Elijah Esaias Holyfield (born November 30, 1997) is an American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia. He is the son of former professional World Champion boxer Evander Holyfield.

Elijah Holyfield
No. 33 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-30) November 30, 1997 (age 22)
College Park, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodward Academy (College Park, GA)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Holyfield attended Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia. He committed to the University of Georgia to play college football.[1]

College careerEdit

Holyfield played in five games as a true freshman at Georgia in 2016, rushing six times for 29 yards. As a sophomore in 2017, he rushed for 293 yards on 50 carries and two touchdowns.[2] Splitting time with D'Andre Swift in 2018, Holyfield rushed for 1,018 yards on 159 carries with seven touchdowns. After the season, Holyfield decided to forego his senior year to pursue a career in the NFL.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 38 in
(1.79 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
30 38 in
(0.77 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.78 s 29.5 in
(0.75 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Carolina PanthersEdit

Following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, Holyfield signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2019.[6] He was waived on September 1, 2019 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[7]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

After his contract expired with the Panthers, Holyfield was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles active roster on December 31, 2019.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of former professional boxer Evander Holyfield.[9][10][11]


  1. ^ "RB Elijah Holyfield, son of ex-boxing champ, commits to Georgia". ABC News. 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Elijah Holyfield more of a factor for this season's Bulldogs". timesfreepress.com.
  3. ^ Staff reports, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Bulldogs losing tailback Elijah Holyfield to NFL, too". ajc.
  4. ^ "Georgia loses top receivers, RB Holyfield to draft". ESPN.com. 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Elijah Holyfield Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Strickland, Bryan (April 29, 2019). "Panthers agree to terms with four undrafted rookies". Panthers.com.
  7. ^ Henson, Max (September 1, 2019). "Panthers part with Torrey Smith, Elijah Holyfield, Kevon Seymour to make three waiver claims". Panthers.com.
  8. ^ McPherson, Chris (December 31, 2019). "Eagles sign RB Elijah Holyfield and place DE Daeshon Hall on Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Tierney, Mike (19 September 2014). "Boxing Is in Elijah Holyfield's Blood, but Football Is in His Future" – via NYTimes.com.
  10. ^ Emerson, Seth. "Elijah Holyfield and Monty Rice, two emerging Georgia..." The Athletic.
  11. ^ "Golden: Georgia RB Holyfield, just like champion dad, has been the real deal". Hookem.com.

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