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Richard Holmes (Canadian football)

Richard Holmes (born September 24, 1952) is a former all-star running back in the Canadian Football League.[1]

Richard Holmes
Born: (1952-09-24) September 24, 1952 (age 66)
Hope Mills, North Carolina
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)RB
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
CollegeEdinboro State
Career history
As player
1977Toronto Argonauts
19771979Ottawa Rough Riders
1979Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1983Tampa Bay Bandits
CFL East All-Star1977

A Fighting Scot from Edinboro State College, Holmes joined the Toronto Argonauts in 1977, but played only 3 games and rushed for 151 yards with them.[2] He finished the year with the Ottawa Rough Riders, rushing for another 865 yards (giving him 1016 for the season) and scoring 11 touchdowns.[3] He was an eastern all-star. He played 2 more season with Ottawa[4] and finished 1979 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[5]

Holmes played one final season in the United States Football League, playing 18 games with the Tampa Bay Bandits.[6][7]

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