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By Zach Helfand | July 11, 2012
Priest Holmes gained 8,172 yards in his 10-year career with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. That is even more impressive when you consider that he was occasionally hit so hard that his very perception of the world changed . Holmes, who won a Super Bowl during his four-year stint with the Ravens, told Fox Sports' Chris Corbellini that after helmet-to-helmet collisions, the sky would sometimes appear to change colors. “This color obviously isn't going to be blue.
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By Zach Helfand | July 11, 2012
Priest Holmes gained 8,172 yards in his 10-year career with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. That is even more impressive when you consider that he was occasionally hit so hard that his very perception of the world changed . Holmes, who won a Super Bowl during his four-year stint with the Ravens, told Fox Sports' Chris Corbellini that after helmet-to-helmet collisions, the sky would sometimes appear to change colors. “This color obviously isn't going to be blue.
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January 27, 2001
While in Tampa for The Sun, columnist Dan Rodricks has been conducting some snappy, two-minute drills with Ravens players. Today, Dan chases down running back Priest Holmes. DR: It's nice to talk to someone here under 6 feet tall. Priest, you and Jermaine Lewis are the posters on the wall of my 10-year-old son's room. PH: Really? That's nice. I know young people look up to people in the limelight, and it touches my heart, it really does, and it reminds me of the responsibility I have.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | November 22, 2007
As expected, the Ravens ended Trevor Pryce's season yesterday, placing the defensive end on the injured-reserve list after he tore a pectoral muscle during Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns. Pryce had played in the team's previous three games after sitting out five consecutive games while his fractured left wrist healed. Although defensive tackle Dwan Edwards continued to start with Kelly Gregg and Haloti Ngata in the defense's 3-4 alignment, Pryce, who led the Ravens with 13 sacks last season, forced opposing offenses to split their attention between him and linebacker Terrell Suggs.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
Jamal Lewis usually sheds sentiment as quickly as a clinging tackler. After the Ravens running back set the NFL's single-game rushing record two weeks ago, he handed his jersey to the Hall of Fame and donated his helmet to charity. Team officials pleaded with him to keep something but he isn't into saving mementos. One of the only cherished keepsakes from his rookie season is the advice handed down from Priest Holmes, the NFL's reigning Offensive Player of the Year who returns to town with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
Dick Vermeil went shopping for an imitation of Marshall Faulk for his Kansas City Chiefs some 21 months ago and found an original instead. Priest Holmes wasn't just an offensive threat last year, he became the NFL rushing champion. He isn't just a piece of the Chiefs' playoff puzzle this year, he's the cornerstone. Holmes' startling, two-year run to a new elevation among the league's premier running backs does not surprise the original. "People always ask, `Does it surprise you how you're playing now?
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2001
The unanimity was what grabbed Dick Vermeil. Three different players from the Ravens' Super Bowl team passed through Kansas City in free agency last spring and each one unfailingly praised Priest Holmes. Vermeil, the new coach of the Chiefs, didn't have to ask twice. He targeted the Ravens' reserve running back over another popular free agent, Charlie Garner, gave him a five-year, $7.548 million contract and watched Holmes become the biggest free-agent steal of the year. In a season that came out of nowhere, Holmes leads the NFL in rushing with 1,146 yards and in total yards from scrimmage with 1,635.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Eduardo A. Encina,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1998
Most of the preseason backfield hype has touted the battle between running backs Jay Graham and Errict Rhett. But the Ravens' third-string tailback quietly has been making waves.Second-year player Priest Holmes has made great strides during the preseason, coming a long way from last year when he was a free agent and made the final roster as a special teams player."We've really had high hopes for Priest ever since we first saw him," coach Ted Marchibroda said. "We thought he was going to be a fine athlete.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1999
Last weekend was a typical one for Ravens running back Priest Holmes. He held a bowl-a-thon for 50 children in Cambridge. He appeared at an art exhibit for a minority owner of the Orioles. He then went on local radio with Dr. Ben Carson and, later, television in an appeal for donations at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.In less than three years, Holmes has become firmly entrenched in the Baltimore community. Now he wants to become the focal point of the Ravens' offense and paid accordingly.
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December 29, 2003
Coming in handy The Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson became the first halfback in NFL history to catch 100 passes. And he broke his own club record for combined yards with 2,370. He has four 200-yard rushing games, tying him for second place on the career list with Jim Brown, Earl Campbell and Barry Sanders. The record is six, by O.J. Simpson. Five-digit man The Titans' Eddie George is the 17th NFL player with 10,000 career rushing yards. The other active running backs over 10,000 yards rushing are Emmitt Smith, Jerome Bettis, Curtis Martin and Marshall Faulk.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2004
The Ravens let their chance on football's biggest regular-season stage slip through their fingers. In a game in which they were outplayed, the Ravens failed in their last two offensive drives to deliver a comeback, falling to the previously winless Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24, last night before a sellout crowd of 69,827 at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens' last hope - a long pass from Kyle Boller to Kevin Johnson on fourth down - tipped off Johnson's hands and out of his grasp. It closed a night in which the Ravens were thoroughly outplayed and outgained, 398-207, but kept it close with big plays.
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By KEN MURRAY | August 8, 2004
Turns out Ricky Williams wasn't the only former University of Texas running back who considered bolting from NFL ranks this summer. Unlike Williams, however, Priest Holmes didn't disappear through a rabbit hole and leave his team hanging. Williams shocked not only the Miami Dolphins but also the rest of the league with his retirement a week before training camp. Long before that, Holmes, one of the league's premier backs with the Kansas City Chiefs, went to coach Dick Vermeil to express uncertainty over his future.
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December 29, 2003
Coming in handy The Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson became the first halfback in NFL history to catch 100 passes. And he broke his own club record for combined yards with 2,370. He has four 200-yard rushing games, tying him for second place on the career list with Jim Brown, Earl Campbell and Barry Sanders. The record is six, by O.J. Simpson. Five-digit man The Titans' Eddie George is the 17th NFL player with 10,000 career rushing yards. The other active running backs over 10,000 yards rushing are Emmitt Smith, Jerome Bettis, Curtis Martin and Marshall Faulk.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2003
What did you expect the players on the Ravens' defense to do? Point fingers? In public, that's not the way it works, even after a performance in which the Ravens held one of the NFL's most potent offenses to one touchdown and still lost, 17-10, to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday. The only thing to do is to look forward to the next game two weeks away. "If something goes wrong, you're a little frustrated," linebacker Ed Hartwell said, "but by the same token, things happen, and you have to move on to the next week and have a short memory."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2003
As a senior at the University of Texas, Priest Holmes was benched for a young newcomer. And as a Raven in 2000, Holmes was yet again relegated to a reserve role in favor of the younger, bigger, 240-pound Jamal Lewis. Lewis out-gained Holmes, 115 yards to 90, yesterday, but it was Holmes' Kansas City team that came away with a 17-10 victory. And this time, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year was taking a backseat to no one. "I'm a person who can gauge all of that and take it all in stride," said Holmes, a 29-year-old, 210-pound finesse rusher whose longest run from scrimmage yesterday was 14 yards.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2003
The parallels between Ravens tight end Todd Heap and the Kansas City Chiefs' Tony Gonzalez are easy for Wade Harman to rattle off. "They both have great athletic ability, can jump and put defenses in a bind with matchups on linebackers, safeties and smaller corners," said Harman, the Ravens' tight ends coach. "They both have a big window. You throw the ball close to them, and either with their body size, their leaping ability, their arm length, they can make the play." And they are both Pro Bowl players who had stints on the basketball teams at their respective Pacific-10 schools.
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By Mike Preston | December 28, 1998
1 The Ravens established a running game, getting 132 yards from Priest Holmes, who passed the 1,000 mark for the season.2 The Ravens' defense held Lions superstar Barry Sanders to 41 yards rushing on 19 carries.3 The Ravens had only one sack but put a lot of pressure on Detroit quarterback Frank Reich, who is immobile in the pocket.Quotable"It's been an uphill battle for three years and sometimes the battle defeats you. I didn't finish the job, I really didn't. It looks like this one has ended, but I haven't given any thought to what I'm going to do from here on in."
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October 25, 2001
Indianapolis (2-3) at Kansas City (1-5) Time: 8:30, ESPN. Line: Colts by 3. Outlook: Both teams will be trying to end a three-game losing streak. The Colts have been blown out twice by New England this season, and their beleaguered defense gave up 385 yards in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Patriots. The Chiefs, off to their worst start since 1988, when they were 1-8-1, haven't fared well vs. Indianapolis, losing the past five meetings. One of their few bright spots has been ex-Ravens RB Priest Holmes (475 yards, 5.3 per carry)
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
Jamal Lewis usually sheds sentiment as quickly as a clinging tackler. After the Ravens running back set the NFL's single-game rushing record two weeks ago, he handed his jersey to the Hall of Fame and donated his helmet to charity. Team officials pleaded with him to keep something but he isn't into saving mementos. One of the only cherished keepsakes from his rookie season is the advice handed down from Priest Holmes, the NFL's reigning Offensive Player of the Year who returns to town with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
Dick Vermeil went shopping for an imitation of Marshall Faulk for his Kansas City Chiefs some 21 months ago and found an original instead. Priest Holmes wasn't just an offensive threat last year, he became the NFL rushing champion. He isn't just a piece of the Chiefs' playoff puzzle this year, he's the cornerstone. Holmes' startling, two-year run to a new elevation among the league's premier running backs does not surprise the original. "People always ask, `Does it surprise you how you're playing now?
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