The MRI was conducted earlier this week after Holley was injured early in Kent State’s game against Marshall. The Flashes lost 21-0.
This is the third season in a row Holley has recorded a season-ending injury in his five years at Kent State, and the fifth time in the last two seasons that Kent State has lost a quarterback to season-ending injury.
Holley will finish the 2017 campaign with 166 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, as well as 207 rushing yards on 35 carries. He scored one rushing touchdown.
Holley took over as quarterback at the start of the conference season for Kent State in 2016, after playing primarily as a slot receiver and running back over his previous three seasons. In his career at quarterback, he finished with 1,788 total offensive yards and 16 total touchdowns.
As a running back and receiver from 2014-2016, Holley finished with 1,029 total yards and eight total touchdowns.
Junior George Bollas and true freshman Dustin Crum are next in line for Kent State and will likely see a lot of reps in the Flashes’ next game against #14 Louisville.
Holley is potentially eligible for a sixth-year eligibility waiver based on medical hardship, but with three significant injuries in three years, 2017 might be the end of the line for Holley’s career.
We’ll update this story as it develops.