Two Florida Gators players — Thomas Holley and Andrew Ivie — have received a medical hardship and will end their football careers but remain at Florida under scholarship to pursue their academic interests, Jim McElwain said.
Holley was an Under Armour All-American coming out of high school but struggled with a hip injury in two years in Gainesville. He tried losing weight, dropping 60 pounds, to ease pressure on his hip. But he was unable to get himself healthy enough to play.
He appeared in just seven games in two seasons. He redshirted as a freshman and played sparingly as a reserve last year.
Ivie was a three-star prospect in the Class of 2014. The defensive tackle prospect though struggled to overcome his own injury issues and obviously could no longer play.
By receiving medical hardships, both will be able to stay on scholarship and finish their educations at Florida.