Former Santa Rita star ready to turn in ASU cleats, start career — but not like most football players

2013-01-23T20:00:00Z Former Santa Rita star ready to turn in ASU cleats, start career — but not like most football playersBy Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 23, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

J.J. Holliday bought his first home, with the help of his mom, as a college junior. He called it an investment.

He wants to buy another, this time on his own, in the next five years. He’ll rent it out for a while, and then sell it for a tidy profit.

Holliday has lofty goals.

Football, it seems, isn’t one of them anymore.

And isn’t that awesome?

In a world littered with athletes who don’t know when, or how, to move on, the former Santa Rita High School star wideout has a plan.

He’s decided to skip his final season at Arizona State.

Rather than run out on the field in front of 50,000 screaming fans in the fall, he’s started a 20-hour-per-week internship at ADP.

It took him six months to score the gig with the outsourcing firm’s Phoenix office. He hopes it turns into a full-time job when he graduates this spring.

Read more about Holliday in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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