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Condredge Holloway Biography
Condredge Holloway was born January 24, 1954 in Huntsville,Alabama and was a star quarterback for the University of Tennessee and later inthe Canadian Football League.
Condredge Holloway was born to Condredge Holloway, Sr., and Dorothy Holloway.Condredge's grandfather on his father's side was born a slave, but wasemancipated as a child in 1865. Dorothy was hired to work at the Marshall SpaceFlight Center in Huntsville in 1962, becoming the first African Americanemployee of NASA.
Surprisingly, football wasn't Holloway's favorite sport; hepreferred baseball. After starring as a high school player at Lee High Schoolin Huntsville, he was drafted as a shortstop by the Montreal Expos in 1971;Holloway was Montreal's first pick, and he was the fourth player selectedoverall. However, Holloway's mother, insisting her son attend college, refusedto sign the contract (Condredge was 17, too young to sign a contract underAlabama law) and instead he went to Tennessee. In so doing Holloway became thefirst African-American to start at the quarterback position in an SEC school.
After leading the Volunteers to three bowl game appearancesfrom 197274, Holloway was drafted by the NFL in 1975but only in the twelfthround, as a Defensive back, by the New England Patriots (few pro teams hadAfrican-American quarterbacks at that time). Instead, Holloway went to Canada,playing for the Ottawa Rough Riders starting in 1975. Later, he moved to theToronto Argonauts, capturing the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award in 1982and guiding the Argos to a Grey Cup championship the following seasonToronto'sfirst title in 31 years. Holloway finished his career with the BC Lions and wasinducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Currently, Holloway is the assistant athletic director at the University ofTennessee. Holloway is a co-owner of D1 Sports Training in Huntsville, AL.
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