|Date of birth:August 26, 1963|
|Place of birth: Fort Benning, Georgia|
|Date of death: October 27, 2011(aged 48)|
|Place of death: Dupont, Washington|
|NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1985– 1988)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First-team consensus All-American (1984)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1992|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
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.
Holmes was inducted into the UW Husky Hall of Fame in 2001. At age 48, he died in 2011 in Dupont, Washington.
- Washington Huskies football statistical leaders
- Condotta, Bob (October 28, 2011), "Former Huskies defensive line star Ron Holmes dies", Seattle Times, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/2016626751_holmes28.html
- Zier, Patrick (July 5, 1988). "Perkins looks for defensive leadership". Lakeland Ledger ((Florida)): p. 1D. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iLpNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C_wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4616%2C2194947.
- Milles, Todd (October 27, 2011). "UW defensive lineman great Holmes dead". The News Tribune. http://blog.thenewstribune.com/uwsports/2011/10/27/uw-defensive-lineman-great-holmes-dead/. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- Sports Press Northwest – Ron Holmes (1963–2011)
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • Pro-Football-Reference
- Ron Holmes at Find a Grave
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