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Ron Holmes
No. 90     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-08-26)August 26, 1963
Place of birth: Fort Benning, Georgia
Date of death: October 27, 2011(2011-10-27) (aged 48)
Place of death: Dupont, Washington
Career information
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1985 1988)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team consensus All-American (1984)
Career NFL statistics as of 1992
Games Played     101
Sacks     36.5
Fumble Recoveries     5
Stats at

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.

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]

See also

  • Washington Huskies football statistical leaders


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