Derek Holloway

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Derek Holloway
No. 88, 83
Position: Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-01-17) January 17, 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth: Riverside, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1
Yards: 7
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 32
Yards: 414
Touchdowns: 7
Tackles: 8
Forced Fumbles: 1
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

Derek Lance Holloway (born January 17, 1961 in Riverside Township, New Jersey) is a former wide receiver in the United States Football League, the National Football League, the Canadian Football League, the World League of American Football and the Arena Football League.

High school career[edit]

Holloway played high school football at Palmyra High School in Palmyra, New Jersey. He led the state in scoring his senior year, 1978, scoring a record 188 points including 31 touchdowns and two extra points.[1] That year, his team won the South Jersey Group I [small school] championship.[2]

College career[edit]

Holloway played college football at the University of Arkansas. He set a variety of school records, including most receiving yards in a bowl game and longest scoring reception in a bowl game (both in the 1981 Gator Bowl).[3] He led the Southwest Conference in kickoff returns in 1982.[4]

Professional career[edit]


Holloway also played for the 1983 USFL Champion Michigan Panthers where he scored the first two touchdowns in the first ever Championship Game in Denver, Colorado. He later played for the Oakland Invaders after the Panthers merged with them.


Holloway played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Holloway played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in the 1988 season.[5]


Holloway played with the Detroit Drive of the Arena Football League in 1992, helping the Drive with their 4th ArenaBowl Championship. He made a comeback in 1999 when he signed with the Buffalo Destroyers.


Holloway has also been highly ranked as a competitive sprinter. His career has extended from school days to masters athletics.[6][7]

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