The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday they have signed running back Elijah Holyfield, son of legendary boxer Evander Holyfield.
Elijah Holyfield played for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2016-2018 and went undrafted before joining the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad this past summer. The 22-year-old is 5-foot-10 and rushed for over 1,000 yards as a junior in Athens in 2018.
The elder Holyfield was a heavyweight champion in the 1990s, best known for battling Mike Tyson and having part of his ear bitten off by Tyson in a 1997 match.
Holyfield became the first boxer since Muhammad Ali to win a world heavyweight title three times. He remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes.
SOURCE: USA Today