Condredge Holloway, one of the most celebrated players in Tennessee Volunteers history, begins his 11th year on the UT staff having just been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. That makes eight halls of fame for the former UT quarterback and All-America shortstop, but this latest milestone was particularly special.
"To be honored by your home state is very special and personal," said Holloway, a Huntsville native. "I visited the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and was overwhelmed by the names of the athletes with ties to the state. The first bust I encountered was Joe Louis; the next two were Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. Just being in the same building with those men is quite an honor."
Holloway, 54, also is embarking on a new career path within the UT Athletics Department. He was named during the summer by athletics director Mike Hamilton to the new position of Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Relations & Lettermen.
Holloway is maintaining a number of his current duties but primarily now serves as the department's liaison with the Lettermen's Club, assisting with lettermen reunions and other projects. Public appearances on behalf of the department, always a strong suit for the popular Holloway, continue to be a major part of his job description.
Holloway also is the point person for numerous issues surrounding the conduct of a major college football program. He oversees disability insurance for the student-athletes and assists with the annual Pro Timing Day inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center.
In addition, Holloway is responsible for helping former Vols find their niche in the business world by assisting them with contacts and employment opportunities following graduation.
Holloway always will be associated in the minds of Tennessee fans with the razzledazzle offense he quarterbacked during his undergraduate days of the 1970s. Nicknamed "The Artful Dodger," Holloway became a master at packing excitement into every play, whether it developed into a pass or a groundgaining scramble.
In his three seasons (1972-74) as a starter, Holloway directed the Vols to the 1972 Astro-Bluebonnet, 1973 Gator and 1974 Liberty bowls and an overall record of 25-9-2. He ended his career with the best interception-to-attempt ratio in Tennessee history, throwing just 12 interceptions in 407 collegiate attempts.
Holloway was also a fine baseball prospect and was selected out of high school by the Montreal Expos with their first overall pick. Baseball legend Buck O'Neal was the Expos representative who attempted to sign Holloway. He opted instead for a two-sport collegiate career and went on to excel on the diamond. Holloway garnered All-SEC and All-America honors as a shortstop in 1975 and still ranks ninth on UT's hitting list with a .353 career average.
Holloway left Knoxville and went on to play 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League, compiling impressive numbers while playing for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1975-80), Toronto Argonauts (1981-86) and British Columbia Lions (1987). He threw for more than 25,000 yards and rushed for another 3,167 while scoring 155 touchdowns. He was chosen the league's MVP in 1982.
After his professional playing days ended, Holloway returned to college and earned his UT degree.
In addition to his recent induction in Alabama, Holloway is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, UT Baseball Hall of Fame and halls of fame for the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Knoxville and Huntsville.
Holloway is married to the former Courtney Haralson of Meigs County and is the father of Jasmine and Condredge III.