Rachel Santschi, Chiefs Reporter
Publication: KCChiefs.com
Date: March 1, 2014

Holmes will be the 44th player to be inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt announced on Saturday, at the 101 Awards Banquet, that Priest Holmes will be the 2014 inductee into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. Holmes is the 44th player to earn this honor and will be officially enshrined to the Chiefs Hall of Fame during the Chiefs Alumni Weekend at Arrowhead Stadium this fall.

“It is an honor to announce the induction of Priest Holmes into the Chiefs Hall of Fame,” Hunt said. “On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization I would like to congratulate Priest on a remarkable career. As the Chiefs franchise all-time leader in rushing yards, total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns, Priest set the standard for excellence on and off the field over his seven seasons in Kansas City. We are grateful for his contributions to the team and the community.”

Holmes spent seven years on Kansas City’s roster (2001-07), after a four-year stint in Baltimore (1997-2000), where he originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1997. Throughout his tenure with the Chiefs, Holmes was selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls from 2001-03 and named All-Pro for those three years by numerous national media outlets. He was also presented with the club’s MVP award following the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

While with the Chiefs, Holmes recorded 6,070 rushing yards with 76 touchdowns, and tallied 83 total touchdowns, breaking franchise records in all three categories. During the 2003 season, Holmes scored two or more touchdowns in 10 games, which is tied for the NFL’s best mark with former running back LaDanian Tomlinson.

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