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130. Priest Holmes

Priest Holmes may have played for the high-profile Texas Longhorns in college, but that did not result in a draft selection.  Undrafted in 1997, Holmes would sign with the Baltimore Ravens.  The Running Back would see no action as a rookie but would rush for 1,008 Yards in 1998 and did well until Jamal Lewis supplanted him as the lead Back for Baltimore.  Holmes would gain a Super Bowl Ring out of it, but he sought work as a starter, and he would sign with the Kansas City Chiefs where he would get that opportunity.

Holmes went on a three-year (2001-03) tear where he was an elite Running Back, earning First Team All-Pro honors in each of those seasons.  Holmes led the NFL in Rushing Yards in 2001, with first place finishes in Rushing Touchdowns in 2002 & 2003.  In all of those seasons, Holmes would have a 2,000 Yards From Scrimmage season, the first two being league-leading.  Overall in that triumvirate of seasons, he would amass 6,566 Yards From Scrimmage with 61 Touchdowns and an Approximate Value of 61.  Injuries would compile, and Holmes only played in four more years, missing an entire season in one of them (2006) and playing only 19 Games more in total.  He would retire with an excellent sum of 11,134 Yards From Scrimmage and 94 Touchdowns.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2013
  • Position: Running Back
  • Notable Statistics: 1,780 Rushing Attempts
    8,172 Rushing Yards
    86 Rushing Touchdowns
    339 Receptions
    2,962 Receiving Yards
    8 Receiving Touchdowns
    0 Pass Completions
    3 Pass Attempts
    1 Interception
    4 Kick Returns
    51 Kick Return Yards
    92 Approximate Value

    5 Playoff Games
    42 Rushing Attempts
    221 Rushing Yards
    2 Rushing Touchdowns
    6 Receptions
    36 Receiving Yards
  • Played For: Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs
  • College: Texas
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1997
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
    First Team All-Pro (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Pro Bowl (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Highest Approximate Value (2002 & 2003)
    Most Rushing Yards (2001)
    Most Rushing Touchdowns (2002 & 2003)
    Most Rushing Yards per Game (2004)
    Most Touchdowns (2002 & 2003)
    Most Points Scored (2002)
    Most Yards From Scrimmage (2001 & 2002)
    Most All-Purpose Yards (2001)
    Super Bowl Champion (Baltimore Ravens, XXXV)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (2) (2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (3) (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (3) (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (3) (2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Attempt (3) (1998, 2001 & 2002)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (3) (2001, 2002 & 2004)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (4) (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (2) (2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (3) (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (3) (2001, 2002 & 2003)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 15. Rushing Touchdowns: 86
    27. Touchdowns: 94
    29. Yards per Rushing Attempt: 4.6
    36. Rushing Yards per Game: 72.3
    46. Rushing Yards: 8,172
    55. Rushing Attempts: 1,780
    79. Yards From Scrimmage: 11,134

Should Priest Holmes be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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