The son of former undisputed world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will attempt to forge a car & # 39; a career in the NFL after being signed Carolina Panthers, the club confirmed on Monday. (Photo by 247Sports)
Ilya Holyfield, running back to the University of Georgia in the last season, was one of four undrafted free agents signed by the franchise.
20-year-old rushed for 1000 yards for the Bulldogs last season, but his draft stock fell sharply, when he could only manage a relatively sluggish 4.78sec for the 40-yard shooting range in the draft NFL Combine.
Most running backs tend to be aimed at while below 4.50sec for Combine standard sprint. A total of 25 running backs were selected in the project, which wrapped up this weekend.
However, Holyfield has earned a reputation as a tight player with the ball in Georgia, and will now seek to nail a permanent place in the register of the Panthers with Christian McCaffrey.
Speaking to the project last week, Holyfield said he suitors would be "the hardest working man in the room" when selected.
"I think I can help change the culture and add some rigidity to the team," he said.
"If you want a guy who can do everything in ran off position, I'm your guy."