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Caleb Holley (born December 26, 1990) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills (NFL), Los Angeles Kiss (AFL), Sioux Falls Storm (IFL), and Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL). A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Holley played college football for the East Central Tigers in the Great American Conference (GAC).

Caleb Holley
No. 80 – Ottawa Redblacks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-12-26) December 26, 1990 (age 28)
Anchorage, Alaska
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Anchorage (AK) East
College:East Central (OK)
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Receptions:109
Receiving yards:1,476
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at CFL.ca

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Early careerEdit

Holley was signed by the Buffalo Bills in 2014 as an undrafted free agent.[1][2][3] He didn't catch on despite two training camps with the team. Holley spent the first part of 2016 with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League. Holley played 11 games in the mid-western indoor league, catching 40 passes for 650 yards and 21 touchdowns. Holley also returned kicks for a total of 168 yards. Holley was named IFL Offensive Player-of-the-Week for Week 9, and by the end of the season, the Storm won the United Bowl championship.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

In August 2016, Holley signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). During the two years of the rookie contract, Holley surpassed 600 yards each season, and partway through 2017 he was signed to a one year extension. The Roughriders paid Holley an immediate $20,000 CDN bonus, and the contract was reportedly worth $104,500 CDN for the 2018 CFL season, provided Holley played every game and met performance benchmarks.[5] However, Holley played only 9 games in 2018, and had a career low in catches and yards with just 14 receptions for 213 yards. In addition, Holley did not have a touchdown catch in 2018, and for the second year in a row, Holley missed the Roughriders' playoff games. Following the season Holley and the Riders did not come to an agreement on a new contract, and Holley became a free agent on February 12, 2019.

Ottawa RedblacksEdit

On February 14, 2019, Holley signed a one year contract with the Ottawa Redblacks.[6]

StatisticsEdit

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2016 SSK 11 56 655 11.7 44 2 Team Did Not Qualify
2017 SSK 13 39 608 15.6 75 5 Innactive
2018 SSK 9 14 213 15.3 46 0 Innactive
CFL totals 33 109 1,476 13.6 75 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Brown (May 20, 2014). "WR Caleb Holley signed after rookie minicamp". www.buffalobills.com. Buffalo Bills. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "Buffalo Bills sign undrafted free agent wide receiver Caleb Holley". www.foxnews.com. FOX News Network, LLC. May 20, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.adn.com/article/20140528/east-high-wide-receiver-caleb-holley-signs-buffalo-bills-nfl
  4. ^ http://goifl.com/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/20160810evba7j
  5. ^ https://3downnation.com/2017/09/26/riders-sign-caleb-holley-contract-extension/
  6. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/14/redblacks-sign-wr-holley-one-season/

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