Former Football Star Killed When Vehicle Crashes Into Home

Son Of Former NFL Player Killed In Vehicle Crash

A Tampa Bay Storm player and former Boston College football player was killed Thursday morning when his vehicle crashed into a home on Lutz Fern Road in Lutz.

26-year-old Maxwell Trent Holloway of Lutz was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, said officials. Max Holloway is the son of former NFL player Brian Holloway.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Holloway was driving a 2008 Black Dodge Charger around 2:30 a.m. westbound on Lutz Lake Fern Road. He failed to navigate a curve in the road and struck a utility pole. Upon impact the car flipped, struck several trees and smashed into the garage of a home on the road.

No one in that home, on Sandy Shores Drive, was injured from the crash.

Photo: Facebook/Max Holloway
Photo: Facebook/Max Holloway

Holloway was a football star at Jefferson High School and went on to be a football player at Boston College, per the Boston College Athletic website. He also was a player on the Tampa Bay Storm team.

Tampa Bay Storm President, Derrick Brooks, released the following statement, per WFLA:

“We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Max. Our sincerest condolences go out to his father Brian and the rest of his family during this time of loss.”

After playing a football career, Holloway became a P.E. teacher and coach at Jefferson from 2013-2015. He helped with various sports teams and a grief counselor is available to students and staff Thursday at the school.

Boston College also released a statement expressing their condolences to the Holloway family:

“The entire Boston College Athletic Department sends their prayers and condolences to Max’s family and friends,” said Boston College Athletic Director Brad Bates. “We are all devastated to hear the news of Max’s untimely passing.”

He finished fourth on the team in 2011 in tackles (47) and totaled eight TFLs, 2.5 sacks, three pass break-ups and one interception.

For his career, he played in 34 games and finished with 99 tackles, 24.5 TFLs and 7.5 sacks.

“We are all shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic news,” said Boston College head coach Steve Addazio. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Max’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.”

Brian Holloway played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Patriots and Raiders. Boston College’s website says Max’s brother, David Holloway, is now a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals.