Ben Holmes (American football)

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Ben Holmes
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Holmes with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 13 – Toronto Argonauts
Personal information
Born: (1994-10-15) October 15, 1994 (age 28)
Orchard Park, New York
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Orchard Park High School (Orchard Park, New York)
College:Tarleton State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at

Ben Holmes (born October 15, 1994) is an American professional football quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Nassau Community College and Tarleton State.[1]

High school career[edit]

Holmes attended Orchard Park High School, where he initially played wide receiver and won the state title in 2011. He then switched to quarterback and took the Quakers back to the state final. Holmes attended prep school in Texas.

College career[edit]

Holmes first enrolled at Nassau Community College. He then transferred and played for the Tarleton State Texans where he led the team to a 23-2 record in two seasons in Division II. As a senior, Holmes threw for 34 touchdowns and three interceptions.[2] He made 196 completions for 3,338 yards and rushed for 59 yards on 32 attempts with a touchdown.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Holmes played for the Arizona Rattlers in the Indoor Football League and for the Sea Lions in the Spring League. He was drafted fourth overall in the 2022 USFL Draft by the New Jersey Generals,[4] but was released on April 1, 2022 due to a toe injury and replaced by Luis Perez.[5]


  1. ^ "Ben Holmes - Football - Tarleton State University Athletics". Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  2. ^ Gaughan, Mark (February 22, 2022). "Orchard Park's Ben Holmes drafted first by USFL's New Jersey Generals". The Buffalo News. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Duke, Adam (February 22, 2022). "Orchard Park HS grad Ben Holmes drafted fourth overall by USFL's New Jersey Generals". WIVB. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "USFL Draft 2022: New Jersey Generals take QB Ben Holmes". Fox Sports. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  5. ^ @USFLGenerals (April 1, 2022). "Roster updates for your New Jersey Generals" (Tweet). Retrieved April 1, 2022 – via Twitter.

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