Snoop Dogg’s son isn’t the only high school all star. Evander Hollyfield’s kid is also making strides in football, and becoming one of the more sought-after players.


Elijah Holyfield was recently offered an athletic scholarship from the University of Oregon. The teen shared his excitement about the invitation to attend the Pac-12 school a few days ago by writing, “Oregon just offered #GoDucks!” on Twitter.

Holyfield also spoke with media about his college options, and how his father’s stardom has helped him get ahead. “[My dad] was saying how different it was for me and him,” said the football sensation. “He was picking up, as far as people knowing him, at a later age. At a younger age, he didn’t have a lot of money and was a small kid and wasn’t that popular. He was saying how different it is for [me], because I’m so young and all the people on me, talking to me all the time – because of him, because of me playing football. He just said to keep a cool head and just remember the main focus.”

Elijah has received offers from several colleges that want him to use his talent on the field for them. Michigan State, and Ole Miss are two of numerous schools that have presented tempting scholarship offers in hopes of the high school Junior deciding to play ball for them in 2016. The teen is one of eleven kids that five-time heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield fathers.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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