The Carolina Panthers have signed with former Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of four-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, the team announced Monday.
Holyfield was not selected in the NFL draft, and his stock was hurt by a 4.78 time in the 40-yard dash at the combine.
The 5-foot-10, 215-pound running back will be competing for a backup job behind Christian McCaffrey, who set an NFL single-season record for a back with 107 catches in 2018. The Panthers also drafted Florida’s Jordan Scarlett, and it has has Cameron Artis-Payne and Reggie Bonnafon as depth in the backfield.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Scott Gleeson