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Duke honoring WR with helmet stickers this fall

Duke Blue Devils head football coach Cutcliffe watches from the sideline during their NCAA football game with the Alabama Crimson Tide in Durham Reuters

Duke football players are going to carry on this season with wide receiver Blair Holliday in their thoughts.

And, on their helmets.

Per the Herald Sun, Duke’s helmets will sport a No. 8 — Holliday’s number — on the headgear in honor of the Blue Devils receiver, who was involved in a jet ski accident last month that left him in critical condition. He was recently transferred to the Shepherd Center for brain-injury rehabilitation in Georgia on Monday, one of the best of its kind in the country.

Holliday has been able to visit with his coaches and teammates at UNC hospitals. Holliday even spoke for the first time to coach David Cutcliffe and to his parents on Tuesday. His words?

I love you too, Mom.

It’s good to hear Holliday is talking. Also, the story provides details for two accounts, both approved by the NCAA, that have been established to raise money to help offset Holliday’s medical costs. If you would like more information, you can click on the Herald Sun link above.

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1 Response to “Duke honoring WR with helmet stickers this fall”
  1. gfj7000 says: Aug 8, 2012 1:02 PM

    This is a very heartbreaking and touching story. All of the players are, no doubt, depressed about such a tragedy. God bless the parents, and doctors watching over him, and treating him; hopefully the brain rehab. will bring him through in God’s timing. He, parents, coaches, and players are obviously happy, yet saddened, that at least he is alive. I hope the public that does have some excess donation money, could provide some funds to offset some of the medical expenses which will be huge.

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