Ron Holmes

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Ron Holmes
No. 90
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-08-26)August 26, 1963
Place of birth: Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
Date of death: October 27, 2011(2011-10-27) (aged 48)
Place of death: Dupont, Washington, USA
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Lacey (WA) Timberline
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1992
Games Played: 101
Sacks: 36.5
Fumble Recoveries: 5
Player stats at

Ronald "Ron" Holmes (August 26, 1963 – October 27, 2011) was a professional American football defensive end who played eight seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.

A standout defensive end at the University of Washington, Holmes won the Pac-10 Morris Trophy and was named an All-America defensive end in 1984. Holmes was drafted in the first round by Tampa Bay and spent four years there before moving on to Denver in 1989 and playing four seasons for the Broncos.[1]

Holmes started in Super Bowl XXIV. He was considered to have Pro Bowl talent, but his development was slowed by injuries.[2] Holmes died on October 27, 2011.[3] He was 48.

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  1. ^ Condotta, Bob (October 28, 2011), "Former Huskies defensive line star Ron Holmes dies", Seattle Times 
  2. ^ Zier, Patrick. "Perkins looks for defensive leadership". The Lakeland Ledger. 5 Jul 1988
  3. ^ Milles, Todd (October 27, 2011). "UW defensive lineman great Holmes dead". The News Tribune. Retrieved 2011-10-27.