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Ronald "Ron" Holmes (August 26, 1963 – October 27, 2011) was a professional American football defensive end who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos.

Ron Holmes
No. 90
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1963-08-26)August 26, 1963
Fort Benning, Georgia
Died:October 27, 2011(2011-10-27) (aged 48)
Dupont, Washington
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Timberline (Lacey, Washington)
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1992
Games Played:101
Fumble Recoveries:5
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

A standout defensive end at the University of Washington in Seattle, Holmes won the Pac-10 Morris Trophy and was named an All-American in 1984. After leading the Huskies to a victory over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, Holmes was selected eighth overall in the 1985 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay. He spent four years with the Bucs before moving on to Denver in 1989 and playing four seasons for the Broncos.[1]

Holmes started in Super Bowl XXIV, and was considered to have Pro Bowl talent, but his development was slowed by injuries.[2]

Holmes was inducted into the UW Husky Hall of Fame in 2001. At age 48, he died in 2011 in Dupont, Washington.[3]

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  1. ^ Condotta, Bob (October 28, 2011), "Former Huskies defensive line star Ron Holmes dies", Seattle Times
  2. ^ Zier, Patrick (July 5, 1988). "Perkins looks for defensive leadership". Lakeland Ledger. (Florida). p. 1D.
  3. ^ Milles, Todd (October 27, 2011). "UW defensive lineman great Holmes dead". The News Tribune. Retrieved 2011-10-27.

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