Alex Holmes

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Alex Holmes
Date of birth: (1981-08-22) August 22, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Career information
Position(s): Tight End
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 260 lb (120 kg)
College: USC
Organizations
As player:
2005
2006
Miami Dolphins
St. Louis Rams*
Career stats
Playing stats at CBS.com

Alex Holmes (born August 22, 1981 in San Diego, California) is a former National Football League tight end.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Holmes played for the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams for 2006. Holmes was subsequently released by the Rams before the season started.

College career[edit]

Holmes played college football for the University of Southern California. He was a starter at tight end, and a part of two national championship teams.

High school career[edit]

He played high school football for Harvard-Westlake School near Sherman Oaks, CA. In 1998, he led the team at tight end and middle linebacker to a 10-4 record, and a berth in the Division VII CIF Southern Section championship game. His coach called him the best player he had ever coached in his thirty year career.

Personal[edit]

His father, Mike, played at University of Michigan in the mid-1970s. Holmes' younger sister is married to Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. His younger brother Khaled is an offensive lineman at USC. Alex studied Latin and Greek in High School: "I took Latin and classical Greek courses in high school. I love the classical languages. They're very interesting languages to study. My mother is full-blooded Greek, there's the connection." Though large in stature, Holmes is a surprisingly elusive basketball player with a deadly outside shot. Known for repeatedly torching unsuspecting defenders, he made a name for himself at the Lakeshore Towers 24 Hour Ultra Sport, and continues playing in some of Southern California's premier basketball leagues.[2]

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