Jan. 01, 2019 New Orleans: Texas defenders bring down Georgia tailback Elijah Holyfield for short yardage during the first half in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in New Orleans. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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NFL combine invitee: Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia (Woodward Academy)

Twenty-five former Georgia high school football players have been invited to the NFL scouting combine to be held Feb. 26-March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Georgia’s representation is tied for third-most with California and trails Florida (51) and Texas (31), according to NFL.com. Ohio is next with 20. There are 338 invitees overall.

Today, we’ll take a look at Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield: 

Elijah Holyfield, 5-11, 215, RB, Georgia, Woodward Academy, College Park. Played in 27 games over three seasons. Rushed 215 times for 1,340 yards and nine touchdowns. He was one of four permanent captains for the 2018 season and won the Leon Farmer strength and condition award at the team’s post-season banquet. Son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.  

Here are the other players with Georgia connections who have been invited to the combine:

LB -  Bryson Allen-Williams, South Carolina - Cedar Grove

CB -  Blace Brown, Troy - Cherokee 

DE -  Austin Bryant, Clemson - Thomas County Central 

OL -  Chuma Edoga, USC - McEachern 

QB -  Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State - Richmond Hill

WR -  Terry Godwin, Georgia - Callaway  

OL  Donnell Greene, Minnesota - Kell 

LB -   Terez Hall, Missouri - M.L. King   

WR - Mecole Hardman, Georgia - Elbert County 

CB - Montre Hartage, Northwestern - Crisp County 

RB - Elijah Holyfield, Georgia - Woodward Academy 

OL - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson - North Gwinnett 

DL - Darryl Johnson, North Carolina AT&T - Camden County 

OL - Tyler Jones, N.C. State - Stephenson 

LB - Tre Lamar, Clemson - Roswell 

DE - Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia - Tucker 

WR - Jakobi Meyers, North Carolina State - Arabia Mountain 

TE - Isaac Nauta, Georgia - Buford (graduated from IMG Academy, Florida)

DL - Dontavius Russell, Auburn - Carrollton 

WR - Darius Slayton, Auburn - Greater Atlanta Christian 

DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State - Stephenson 

LB - D'Andre Walker, Georgia - Langston Hughes 

DB - Ken Webster, Mississippi - Stockbridge 

CB - Rock Ya-Sin, Temple - Southwest DeKalb

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