In a world of instant communication, members of the Duke community took to Twitter to voice their prayer and support for Blue Devil wide receiver Blair Holliday, who suffered head injuries and is in critical condition after a jet ski accident that occurred on July 4.
To read the full story on his injury, go to The Chronicle's main page.
Here is a collection of some of the tweets Duke athletes have aired in support of Holliday, ranging from players to coaches and sport to sport. Many people have adopted hashtags #PrayForBlair, #PrayFor8 and #dukegang.
- Football head coach David Cutcliffe (@DavidCutcliffe): Blair, his Dad, and Mom are inspirations to me. They are what family is all about. Keep them in your prayers.
- Fellow wide receiver Donovan Varner (@DonVarner26): Blair Holliday my little brother. Be strong #dukegang your in my prayers!
- Men's basketball forward Josh Hairston (@jhairston15): Praying for Blair and Duke football.... We are truly more than just a school...we're a family. If one hurts, we all hurt. #DukePride
- Women's basketball forward Amber Henson (@therealAmBam): Today my heart is heavy. Praying.... Pull through Blair
- Football offensive guard Cody Robinson (@CRobinson65): #PrayFor8 #DukeGang
- Men's basketball player Tyler Thornton (@tythornton3): Everybody keep my homie Blair in their prayers please and thank you. #DukeFam
- Quarterback Brandon Connette (@BCon_18): Praying for my brother #dukegang #8
- Men's basketball assistant head coach Jeff Capel (@jeffcapel): Praying for Blair!...#DukeFamily
- Former Duke baseball player and 1st round pick by the Blue Jays in this year's MLB Draft Marcus Stroman (@mstrooo7): Praying for DUKE WR Blair Holliday! Everyone please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Stay strong man! #DukeFamily
- Football quarterback Anthony Boone (@aceboone7): Leaving unc visiting my brother.. Ima b there everyday lil bro.. Keep fighting! #dukegang#PrayForBlair #8.... Don't take sh!t for granted! This life is too damn short to sit here and say shuda cuda wuda.. Live your life to the fullest! #8inmyheart
- Former men's basketball player and current Portland Trailblazers guard Nolan Smith (@ndotsmitty): Prayer for Blair!
- Football tight end Braxton Deaver (@TheDeavo89): Words can't describe how I feel. #8inmyheart #dukegang
- Women's basketball player Jenna Frush (@theREALjfrush): "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." -Romans 12:12.... #PrayFor8
- Football cornerback (@_BIGBOYD): Keep Blair and his in y'all prayers.... #Prayfor8 God heals!
- Men's basketball associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski (@steve_wojo): Thoughts and prayers to Duke football player Blair Holliday!
- Football tackle Carson Ginn (@Carson_Ginn66): Please continue to #PrayFor8
- Women's basketball player Ka'lia Johnson (@_SpecialKayy): #PrayFor8
- Football tight end Issac Blakeney (@eazyib_48): #StayStrong8
Follow @chroniclesports for the latest Duke sports news and for updates as Holliday's condition progresses.