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:
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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