Publication: CBS Sports Radio
Date: October 12, 2017

Priest Holmes is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – not yet, anyway – but his time is coming.

One of the most unstoppable backs of his era, Holmes averaged 320 carries for 1,530 yards and 18.7 touchdowns for Kanas City from 2001-03. He also averaged 68.7 catches for 658.7 yards and scored five receiving touchdowns during that same three-year stretch.

He was, in essence, dominant – and that dominance will likely be rewarded with an invite to Canton.

“Do I see myself as a Hall-of-Famer? My answer would be absolutely, yes,” Holmes said on CBS Sports Radio’s Reiter Than You. “The reason why I say it is because I have the numbers to back it up. That’s all factual. Now the individuals that are in the room when they’re making the decision of who they’re going to choose, are they familiar with the time in which I ran the ball? They may not be. But I believe by having Willie Roaf in the Hall of Fame, Will Shields and several other players, what I can take away from that is one thing: that my name will be mentioned in those meetings, and I will have enough support from other players that I have played with or against that will come to that and mention my name.”

Terrell Davis was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, and Holmes could be the next great running back to follow.

One of the most unstoppable backs of his era, Holmes averaged 320 carries for 1,530 yards and 18.7 touchdowns for Kanas City from 2001-03. He also averaged 68.7 catches for 658.7 yards and scored five receiving touchdowns during that same three-year stretch.

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