Gerod Holliman

Gerod Holliman
No. --Free agent
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-05-06) May 6, 1994
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Southridge
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 239
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Gerod Holliman (born May 6, 1994) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but was cut when the team reduced the roster to 53 players.[1] He played college football at Louisville. Holliman has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years

Holliman attended Miami Southridge High School in Miami, Florida, where he played football mainly as a safety.[2] As a senior, he led Dade County with 12 interceptions, returning five for touchdowns. In a game vs. Coral Reef, he recorded an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 38-yard interception return for a score, caught six passes for 78 yards and rushed six times for 118 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown run. In track & field, Holliman posted personal-best times of 23.5 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 53.84 seconds in the 400-meter dash as a senior.[3]

After high school, Holliman attended Milford Academy for a year.[4]


Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Holliman was ranked as the fourth best safety in his class.[5] He was ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 10 safety according to He was considered one of the hardest hitters in the state of Florida, and was ranked 49th on's Top 150 and was viewed as the third-ranked safety. He was rated by as the 107th-best prospect, the sixth-best safety and the 21st-ranked player in the state. He also ranked 193rd on Tom Lemming's list. Described as a safety prospect who seems to always be around the ball, great at diagnosing the run plays versus passes and quick to come up and hit a running back, he originally committed to the University of Mississippi to play college football, but changed it to the University of Louisville. He also received scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Miami, West Virginia, Tennessee and Nebraska, among others.[6]

College career

As a true freshman at Louisville in 2012, Holliman played in only three games due to a shoulder injury. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, he played in 11 games with two starts and recorded 16 tackles. Holliman became a first year starter as a redshirt sophomore in 2014.[7][8] He finished the season with a NCAA record-tying 14 interceptions.[9] He won the Jim Thorpe Award and was named a consensus All-American.[10][11]

After his junior season, Holliman entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[12]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 218 lb 4.62 s 1.58 s 2.71 s 4.37 s 7.03 s 9 ft 1 in 17 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[13]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Holliman was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was released on September 5, 2015.[14]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Holliman was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on December 30, 2015.[14] He signed a reserve/future contact with the team on January 5, 2016.[15][14] He was released by the Buccaneers on April 29, 2016.[14]


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