American Football Database
American Football Database
Robert Holcombe
No. 25,35, 39     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-12-11) December 11, 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37
Debuted in 1998 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2004 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Rushing Yards     1,141
Average     3.4
Touchdowns     14
Stats at

Robert Wayne Holcombe (born December 11, 1975) is a free agent fullback who has played for the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.

NFL career

St. Louis Rams

Holcombe was drafted in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He started at fullback for the 1999 Super Bowl Championship team. He played four seasons for the Rams alongside of NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner and NFL MVP Marshall Faulk.

Tennessee Titans

Holcombe went to the Tennessee Titans after the 2001 season. He played both halfback and fullback for three seasons in the backfield with NFL MVP Steve McNair and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.

Kansas City Chiefs

After the 2004 season the Titans released Holcombe along with Derrick Mason, Samari Rolle, and the departure of Steve McNair. The Chiefs quickly signed him but he was placed on IR (injured reserve) after suffering a preseason knee injury before the 2005 season begun.

College & Prep years

The University of Illinois All-time leading rusher...rewrote Illinois record book...ended career 9th on the all-time Big Ten rushing list and 3rd in career attempts...set 8 Illinois rushing records, becoming 1st UI back to top the 1000 yd. mark in 3 consecutive seasons...started 33 consecutive games...1997- Team’s leading receiver with 35 catches for 277 yd's...leading scorer with 38 points...topped the 1000 yard mark with a school record...two-time finalist for the Doak Walker Award...two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten selection...three time recipient of the UI Offensive Player of the Year award...two-time Illinois MVP...academic All-Big Ten selection with a cum of 3.0...1996- Rushed for school record of 315 yd's. on 43 carries, 5th best single-game total in Big Ten history... Listed among Tom Lemming’s 28 All-American high school RB's as a Sr. ...rated Arizona’s top prospect and one of the top four in the West...1st team all-state tailback as a senior...led team to 1992 state title...graduated from Mesa High School.