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2014 Torrington Hall of Fame Inductee. Davie Lee Holliday.

POSTED April 27, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: Well before Brenden Lytton began smashing rushing records on the gridiron for the Torrington football program, one man stood out from the rest.

Davie Holliday was the kind of running back any coach would want.

Hardworking, dedicated and the kind of players who never shied away from the big moment.

Holliday played during the Coach ‘K” era (Bruce Kasenetz) and was a multi-sport star who on the gridiron was one of those ball handlers who you gave the ball to and got out of the way.

Here is his bio that will read at the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday night.

                Davie Lee  Holliday, THS Class of 1988, made his athletic prowess known by excelling in the sports of football and track.

                In the 1987 Thanksgiving Day football game against Watertown, Davie rushed for 278 yards on twenty-six carries.  In summary, in the years that he played varsity football, Davie rushed for 60 touchdowns and 4,700 yards from scrimmage.  Football recognition awards in 1987 included being named All-State and All-NVL.   In 1988, he was named All-American (Honorable Mention), All-State, All-NVL and he led the state in rushing and touchdowns.

                His athleticism was also recognized in track as in his sophomore year, he was named All-NVL in the 4x100.  In his junior year, he was named All-NVL in the in the 4x100, 100M, and 200M.  As a senior he was named All-State in the decathlon and All-NVL in the 4x100, 100M and 200M.

                Davie attended Boston University on a full athletic scholarship where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology.  He attended the University of Southern California where he received his law degree.  While there he was a USC Scholar, and an Earl Warren Scholar.

                Davie lives in Belmont Shore, California and is Managing Director of Holliday Partners, a premier California-based boutique executive search firm.  He is married with two children and describes himself as “a world traveler, salsa dancer, and fitness enthusiast.”

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