Duke football player seriously injured in boating accident

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Blair Holliday

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University officials on Thursday said one of their football players was seriously injured in a July 4 boating accident on Lake Tillery east of Charlotte. 

According to WTVD, sophomore wide receiver Blair Holliday is in critical condition at UNC Trauma Center in Chapel Hill. 

Head football coach David Cutcliffe released the following statement:

“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Blair, his parents, Leslie and Rick, and the entire Holliday family. The Holliday family is one of tremendous character and strength, and is truly an inspiration for all of us. Secondly, we could not be more appreciative of the care and support Blair has received here at UNC Hospitals. The doctors, nurses and support staff have been truly outstanding.”

Holliday is from Sherman Oaks, Calif.  He was expected to start for the Blue Devils this season.