Condredge Holloway, one of the most exciting quarterbacks ever to play in the Southeastern Conference, dazzled Tennessee fans from 1972 through 1974 with his Houdini-like escapes from tackles and ability to make the big play. He was so outstanding, Alabama’s late Paul “Bear” Bryant declared that Holloway “has more moves and is harder to get hold of than any back I ever saw.”
As a three-year starter with Tennessee, Holloway led the Vols to three post-season bowl games, while earning Sophomore Of The Year and Junior Of The Year awards in the SEC. But football wasn’t the only sport in which Holloway starred. As a baseball player, he earned All-American and All-SEC honors and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves.
After graduation, Holloway was faced with a choice confronted by few athletes – whether to play professional football or baseball. He chose the former, signing a contract with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. And believe it or not, his career just got better and better! Holloway played thirteen seasons in the CFL with the Rough Riders, the Toronto Argonauts, and the BC Lions. The league’s MVP in 1982, he threw for over 25,000 yards during his CFL career.
His playing days over, Holloway went on to become general manager of the Huntsville Channel Cats professional hockey team before returning to UT in 1998 as Assistant Athletic Director, Football Operations. In 1999, Holloway was inducted into the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame and in 2000 was inducted into the UT Baseball Hall of Fame for his play as a slugging shortstop. If the past is any indication, Condredge Holloway’s career off the field will be as dazzling as the one he had on it.