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DeVonte Holloman's professional career is likely over

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The former Gamecock and Dallas Cowboy suffered a career-ending injury.

DeVonte Holloman's football career is over.
DeVonte Holloman's football career is over.
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While reports are still materializing, word out of Dallas Cowboys camp is former Gamecock Devonte Holloman will retire after suffering a second neck injury in the past calendar year. Holloman missed seven games in 2013, his rookie year, due to a spinal contusion. He reinjured his neck in a preseason game last Sunday, and the totality of these injuries is such that doctors have suggested he no longer play football.

Holloman, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 draft, logged 205 tackles and seven interceptions in his four year career in Columbia. Holloman was a coveted recruit out of high school—considered the nation's 75th best prospect by the 247 Composite. After initially committing to Clemson, he later flipped to South Carolina, joining South Pointe teammate Stephon Gilmore as a part of South Carolina' s 2009 recruiting class. (Two years later, another South Pointe standout would follow suit.)

Holloman made a career out of terrorizing the Tigers, logging interceptions in three of his four games against Clemson, all South Carolina victories. He was also an integral contributor to that magical first quarter against Georgia in 2012:

For more on Holloman's NFL career, visit SB Nation's Cowboys blog, Blogging the Boys.