University of Louisville safety Gerod Holliman is expected to put his name into the mix for the NFL Draft. The news hasn't been confirmed by U of L or Holliman but was reported by several NFL media sources. It was first reported by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.
Holliman, who leads the nation with 14 interceptions this season, is expected to be a high draft pick after his record-breaking season.
On Thursday Holliman was named first-team All-American on the Walter Camp All-American team and won the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive back. He's been named to four first-team All-American squads.
Holliman, who tied an NCAA record that had lastest since 1968 for most picks in a single season, has helped the Cardinals to a 9-3 record and a spot in the Belk Bowl to play Georgia on Dec. 30 in Charlotte, N.C. He will play in the Belk Bowl.
A native of Miami, Holliman has recorded interceptions in nine of 12 games and multiple interceptions in four contests. He tied a school record when he picked off three passes in a 38-19 win over Boston College on Nov. 8.
Holliman was also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award for the National Defensive Player of the Year and is expected to garner more honors.