WASHINGTON â?? Josh Holsey was finished with football.
Twice, the Redskins rookie cornerback tore his left anterior cruciate ligament while playing college football at Auburn. After the second tear, early in the 2015 season, Holsey knew the work needed to return to the field and wasn’t sure he had it in him.
“A lot of people don’t know this, I had told myself that I wasn’t going to play football anymore at one point after I tore it the second time,” Holsey said. “Because I wanted to be able to run around with my kids. I was looking for the future, not the present. But once I told myself I was gonna come back and I was gonna play, I was in rehab three times a day.”
That meant no spring break last year, no partying. Holsey wanted to be back on the field in time for training camp in August. He made it – but it took some heart-to-heart conversations with his parents, Johnathan and Marilyn, and former Auburn defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson, now the defensive coordinator at South Carolina, who cautioned Holsey about giving up the game too soon.
“[Robinson] said ‘If you feel like you have anything left in the tank you …
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