Originally Published: Feb 17, 2011 1:47 PM CDT
Thebest way, maybe, to measure a man is by the way he carries himself in times ofstrife and struggle.
If that’s the case, Wilson Holloway was one ofthe best men that ever walked through the locker room on a college campus.
Helost his battle with cancer Wednesday. It was a battle he fought for years.
Thepain of losing a buddy is severe, especially when that guy is in his early 20s.Holloway fought HARD, and even though he ultimately was defeated by his disease,NEVER let it get him down.
TUlineman Tyler Holmes may have known Holloway the best.
Theywere roommates for a while when Holloway was with the team. Holmes spoke sohighly of his buddy that it was hard not to feel like you knew everything abouthis battle, his suffering and his daily grind dealing with cancer.
Thething that always stood out to me about Holloway was how he never let any ofhis personal problems spill into life’s interactions.
Asidefrom the absence of hair, you would never really know he was in poor healthywhen sitting and talking with him. He was vibrant and full of life. He lived tothe fullest.
Weshould all take his example of strength and apply it to our own lives.