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Priest Holmes
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No. 31, 33
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: October 7, 1973 (1973-10-07) (age 46)
Place of birth: Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
Undrafted in 1997
Debuted in 1997 for the Baltimore Ravens
Last played in 2007 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • 3× All-Pro selection (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Super Bowl champion (XXXV)
  • AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
  • NFL Alumni Running Back of the Year (2002)
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Rushing yards 8,172
Rushing average 4.6
Touchdowns 94
Stats at

Priest Holmes (born October 7, 1973) is a former American Football runningback. He played college football for the Texas Longhorns. Holmes went undrafted into the NFL in 1997. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens. In 1998, he rushed for 1,008 yards and seven touchdowns after not playing the previous year. In 2000, Baltimore picked Jamal Lewis, and Holmes became a backup. The Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV that year. Holmes, wanting more playing time, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He rushed for well over 1,000 yards in his first three seasons with the team. Injuries bothered Holmes during his later time in Kansas City. He was again replaced by a younger runningback, Larry Johnson. He retired on November 21, 2007.

On November 2, 2014, he was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

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