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.
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|Born:||October 7, 1973|
Fort Smith, Arkansas
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||213 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Leon Valley (TX) John Marshall|
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On November 2, 2014, he was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
- "For Holmes, there's no place like Kansas City". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- "Holmes announces retirement from NFL". ESPN. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- "Chiefs' Priest Holmes relishes Ring of Honor ceremony on Sunday". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2015-10-24.