Duke University football player injured in boating accident
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STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — A Duke University football player was critically injured in a boating accident in Stanly County on July 4.
Duke University said rising sophomore Blair Holliday suffered head injuries during the accident on Lake Tillery and is at UNC trauma center in Chapel Hill. Holliday is in critical condition. Duke football coach David Cutcliffe released a statement on the accident:
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.