Murphy Holloway draws interest ... from the NFL

From Wire ReportsApril 23, 2013 

Ole Miss senior Murphy Holloway, a graduate of Dutch Fork High and one-time South Carolina basketball player, could have a better career in pro football than pro basketball, according to the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger.

The paper reported that Holloway was told by scouts at the Portsmouth Invitational, a NBA pre-draft camp, that he ought to consider pro footballI.

Holloway briefly considered playing both sports this past season at Ole Miss.

There are a lot of 6-foot-5, 240-pound power forwards, but those same measurements make him an intriguing option at tight end, according to the Jackson paper.

Todd McShay, an NFL draft analyst for ESPN.com, tweeted Saturday that Holloway is a possible third-day pick (Rounds 4-7). He worked out for Tampa Bay and Baltimore, and has a workout scheduled with Philadelphia.

“I might as well explore it and see how it goes,” Holloway told the paper. “Basketball will be there, but it’ll be a struggle for me to go into the NBA draft. I would have been middle second round to undrafted and have to work my way up. So I just want to explore this option.”

He has not played football since he quit after his sophomore year at Dutch Fork to focus on basketball.

UK doubles season tickets

The numbers are in, and it seems Kentucky’s spring football attendance figure wasn’t a fluke.

As of Monday, the school reported it had sold 35,342 season football tickets, more than double the number of season tickets sold on this date last season, which was 17,647.

Since the hiring of coach Mark Stoops, there has been a surge of renewed interest in football, including 50,831 fans showing up at Commonwealth Stadium for the Blue-White Spring Game on April 13. That number more than doubled the previous spring record of 20,325 set in 1987.

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