July 2, 2013

Holloway shined in dual roles this spring

The spring was a coming out party of sorts for Brandon Holloway.

The redshirt freshman emerged as a versatile playmaker during Mississippi State's spring game splitting time at wide receiver and running back.

"The spring went really good," Holloway said. "At first I was playing a lot of wide receiver then I started helping out at running back. It was a big learning curve when I got here but now I'm just out here having fun."

Holloway was originally intended to be a slot receiver but injuries in the Bulldogs backfield this spring forced the coaching staff to give the 5-foot-8, 165-pound speedster a few carries to lighten the load. Holloway made the most of the opportunity making several highlight plays during the final few practices.

That playmaking ability continued into the Maroon-White Spring game where Holloway helped lead the Maroon team to a 38-28 victory. He carried 12 times for 128 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 13, and 8-yards. Holloway also had a 56-yard scamper in the game as well.

"I thought the day went pretty good," Holloway said. "In the first half it was a little slow and had a few carries here and a few catches there. But in the second half it was more natural for me. I just started rolling and it was really good."

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