After what felt like an abrupt ending to Dev Holmes' college football career at UAlbany, the wide receiver from Troy is returning to the program. Holmes made the announcement on Instagram Thursday night with the caption, "To create my future, I had to revisit my past. Finish what I started at UAlbany. The show goes on."


Head coach Greg Gattuso joined Big Board Sports on Friday morning to explain how Holmes' journey back to UAlbany came about and why he has agreed to walk on working to earn his scholarship back.

In three games as a sophomore for the Great Danes, Holmes caught six passes for 36 yards. It was a slow start for the 5-8 receiver who had burst onto the CAA scene as a big play, game-breaking freshman the previous year.

Following a suspension and reinstatement by the team, Holmes announced before UAlbany's fourth game that he was leaving the program and would enter the transfer portal.

The timing was no coincidence. Under the NCAA's rules, a player can redshirt if he doesn't appear in more than four games. Now that Holmes is returning to the UAlbany program, there is the possibility he could have three years of eligibility remaining.

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