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Cutcliffe: Monroe's Crowder a "special young man"

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You may remember the tragic story of Duke wide receiver Blair Holiday, he was injured in a jet ski accident this past July.

Team-mate, and Monroe native Jamison Crowder .. was there, pulled him out of the water, getting Holiday to shore safely.

When Blue Devils football coach David Cutcliffe was in Charlotte for the Belk Bowl preview this past week, he had much to say about Crowder, who has been playing in place of the injured Holiday.

Crowder and the team have been dealing with the emotional aftermath of the incident, and coach says Crowder's game winning catch against North Carolina this season, meant more than the win.

Cutcliffe: "I can just look at so many individuals on our team that have grown from it, that Jamison Crowder is one special young man. Wasn't an accident that he got flipped upside-down(against UNC), and held on to the ball. When I saw who it was getting flipped, I wasn't worried, cause I knew he wouldn't let go of it. Blair was grinning ear to ear, and was well enough to really appreciate and understand that whole destiny thing there. That's pretty cool."

The Belk Bowl is December 27th, Duke will face Cincinnati at Bank of America Stadium.

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