|Born:||April 20, 1960|
|NFL Draft:||1982 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Holman was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1978 where he starred on the football team and was an all-state wrestler. Before his NFL career, Holman played college football at Tulane University. Holman started all four of his seasons at Tulane, setting school records for receptions (135) and receiving yards (1,512) by a tight end. His 47 receptions in 1979 set a single season school record for catching by a tight end as well. In his four seasons on the team, The Green Wave posted a 26-20 record, and made it to consecutive Bowl games for the first time ever. Future NFL kicker Eddie Murray was also a member of the team around that time.
He was selected by the Bengals in the third round of the 1982 NFL Draft. A 3-time Pro Bowl selection from 1988 to 1990, Holman's superb blocking and pass catching abilities were a great asset to his team, and assisted the Bengals to an NFL championship appearance in Super Bowl XXIII.
By the time he retired in 1996, Holman had played in 213 games, the second most games played by a tight end in NFL history behind Pete Metzelaars (234). In his 14 seasons, Holman amassed 365 receptions for 4,771 yards and 36 touchdowns. As of 2005, Holman's 318 receptions with the Bengals are the most ever by a tight end in franchise history and ranks him as their 6th all-time leading receiver.
First cousin of Victor Holman, teacher at Livonia Franklin high school