DeVonte Holloman statement on his future

08/24/2014 11:31 AM

08/24/2014 11:51 AM

Former Gamecock standout DeVonte Holloman issued a statement Sunday regarding his pro football future.

Holloman, with the Dallas Cowboys, sustained a second neck injury in a preseason game and was advised by doctors to give up football.

Holloman said on Sunday via his Instagram page: "Want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Also want to thank the Dallas Cowboys for the opportunity to live out my dreams and play in the NFL. I'm forever a fan and grateful for the opportunity and enjoyed my time in Dallas. God has another plan for me, excited about turning the page and continuing to better myself as a man and father! #CowboysNation #57."

USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said the Gamecocks would love to have Holloman if he can no longer play.

“If he’s released, you could see him on this field sometime next week,” Ward said. “We’ve got a spot for a graduate assistant, so that’s a possibility. If he’s released, he could be here next week.”

The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago. Coach Jason Garrett said the 23-year-old Holloman was advised not to play again after doctor evaluations this week.

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