Priest Holmes  

“If he’s not the best back in the league, he’s not far behind.”
—Patriots receiver Troy Brown

“We knew Priest could run. We just weren’t sure he could talk.”
—Teammate Will Shields

“He taught me a lot about playing running back. He taught me a lot about mental toughness.”
—Dolphins running back Ricky Williams

“He still surprises us. I don’t know how much more he can do.”
—Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil

“He has gone beyond my expectations. I think he’s gone beyond his own expectations.”

“I’m not sure if he gets stronger or he never loses anything as the game goes on.”
—Teammate Trent Green

“He never complained. He only worked. Priest never said ‘boo.’ There was a burning desire in him.”
—Former Texas coach John Mackovic

“Like Randy Moss, he plays when he wants to. Unlike Moss, it’s on every down.”
—Sportswriter Rick Dean

“I can’t believe how fast he hits a hole.”
—Veteran safety Rodney Harrison

“ He’s so focused. He continually amazes me with his approach.”
—Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders

“There are times when you’re blocking a guy and you aren’t sure where Priest is. Suddenly, you feel him rushing past you through the hole. That takes a special back.”
—Teammate John Tait

“Priest is a beast!”
—Chargers defensive end Marcellus Wiley

“He looks to be the whole package—he’s got good hands, he’ll block, he’s a good runner, he]s a tough guy.”
—Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren

“He’s too damn shifty.”
—Broncos linebacker John Mobley

“Priest is the kind of guy you don’t mind paying all that money to.”
—Chiefs GM Carl Peterson

“There’s nobody on this team that doesn’t want the greatest things in the world for him.”
—Teammate Brian Waters


Troy Brown, 2003 Donruss Elite

Trent Green, 2003 Donruss Elite

Marcellus Wiley, 2003 Fleer Tradition


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