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Florida freshman DT Thomas Holley out for season after hip surgery

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Florida defensive tackle Thomas Holley will sit out his freshman season after undergoing hip surgery, according to an AP report. Holley will get a medical redshirt, and have four years of eligibility remaining. 

Holley was a four-star recruit and ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com. He was highly recruited, and also received offers from Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Baylor, among others. 

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According to the AP, Florida head coach Will Muschamp said Holley had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his hip joint, the result of a sports hernia sustained in high school. 

Florida opens the season on August 30 against Idaho. 

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