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Vols retire Holloway's #1

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)- The University of Tennessee honored Volunteer Baseball great Condredge Holloway by retiring his jersey in a pregame ceremony Saturday, prior to Tennessee's home game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

With the recognition, Holloway became the third former Volunteer baseball player to be permanently honored beyond the outfield walls of Lindsey Nelson Stadium, joining three-time All-American and 1995 National Player of the Year Todd Helton (No. 3) and fellow Tennessee Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Garner (No. 18).

As a star shortstop for the Volunteers from 1973-75, Holloway earned All-SEC and First-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1975, hitting .396 with 57 hits in his final season for the Orange and White. That year, he helped Tennessee to a 32-16 overall record and a 10-7 mark in conference play for a second-place finish in the SEC East Division.

Holloway maintained a .351 average and collected 145 hits with 103 runs scored, 62 RBI and a .450 slugging percentage over three seasons for Tennessee.

Selected out of high school as the first pick of the Montreal Expos in the 1971 Major League Draft, Holloway opted for a two-sport collegiate career with the Volunteers and excelled on the diamond and the football field as a quarterback for UT. He would later be drafted twice more during his time on Rocky Top, as a 10th-round selection by Atlanta in 1974 as well as a fourth-round pick in the following season (1975) by the Braves.

Still the owner of UT's longest hitting streak at 27 games, Holloway was selected to Tennessee's All-Century Baseball Team in 2008, making him the only UT student-athlete named to all-century squads in both baseball and football.

Now in his 17th season and serving as UT Football's Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Relations and Letterman, Holloway remains one of the most celebrated players in school history. He is married to the former Courtney Haralson and is the father of Jasmine and Condredge III.
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