Max Holloway, a defensive end for the Boston College Eagles from 2009-2011, was killed in a car accident early Thursday morning.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Holloway lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house in his hometown of Lutz, Fla. He was 26.
Holloway was driving a black 2008 Dodge Charger westbound on Lutz Lake Fern Road around 2:28 a.m. when he failed to follow a curve and veered off the road, deputies said. The vehicle struck a utility pole before going through a ditch, hitting several trees then slamming into the exterior of a residence at 4202 Sandy Shores Drive, deputies said.
Boston College head coach Steve Addazio and athletic director Brad Bates put out statements about Holloway's passing.
"We are all shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic news," said Boston College head coach Steve Addazio. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Max's family and loved ones during this difficult time."
"The entire Boston College Athletic Department sends their prayers and condolences to Max's family and friends," said Boston College Athletic Director Brad Bates. "We are all devastated to hear the news of Max's untimely passing."
Max Holloway played in 34 games for the Eagles during his collegiate career, recording 99 tackles (24.5 for loss) and 7.5 sacks. His father, Brian Holloway, was an All-Pac 10 player at Stanford and three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the New England Patriots.
Our thoughts go out to the Holloway family and Boston College community.