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NEW PODCAST: Jesse Holley, Former Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver

THIS IS EPISODE 196 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Jesse Holley played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys from 2009-2011. He was a two-sport athlete at North Carolina, where he played wide receiver for the football team and was a member of the 2005 basketball team that won college basketball’s national championship.

In 2007, after going undrafted, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, and after being waived, he moved to Canada, signing a contract with the BC Lions of the CFL.

In 2009, after his football career looked to be over, Holley became part of the SPIKE TV reality show “4th and Long,” hosted by Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin. He won the competition and received an invitation to Cowboys training camp.

After being released in September 2009 as part of the final cuts, Holley was placed on the team’s practice squad, where he would remain for 2009 and part of 2010.

He made his NFL debut on Oct. 17, 2010, against the Vikings. He would finish the 2010 season with 16 special teams tackles.

In 2011, he made the 53-man roster and, in Week 2 at San Francisco, made his first career NFL reception, a 77-yard catch from Tony Romo in overtime, helping the Cowboys beat the 49ers, 27-24.

Holley’s NFL run came to an end a year later, and today he is a commentator in Dallas. He’s also leading his non-profit “Holley’s Helping Hands” in Dallas.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Holley about his work with the non-profit, coming to faith in Christ, the experience of being on a reality TV show, finally having his moment with the Cowboys in 2011, and how God worked through his entire life to where he is today.

Click here to donate to Holley’s Helping Hands.

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