American Football Wiki
Kelly Holcomb
No. 10, 13
Personal information
Date of birth: April 9 1973 (1973-04-09) (age 51)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Career information
College: Middle Tennessee State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Undrafted
Debuted in 1997 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2007 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*=pre-season/practice squad
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x NFL FedEx Air Player of the Week

Bryan Kelly Holcomb (born July 9, 1973 in Fayetteville, Tennessee) is a retired American football quarterback. Holcomb started his playing career with the Indianapolis Colts in 1996 and also played for the Cleveland Browns in which he was a three year part-time starter.

Holcomb attended Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in which Holcomb lettered in football, baseball, and basketball and lead them to a state championship in 1990.

Holcomb played college football in Middle Tennessee State University. He was even quarterback for the now-defunct Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 1996. His best season in the NFL was in 2003 with the Browns in which he played in 10 games, starting 8 and threw for a career high 1,797 passing yards and ten touchdowns. He has two of the most memorable passing performances in NFL history. A January afternoon of 2003 saw Holcomb become the 3rd QB in playoff history to throw for more than 400 yards. With no running support whatsoever Holcomb was making passes left and right shredding the Steeler's secondary. Tommy Maddox rallied late in the game to overcome a 17 point defecit defeat the Browns.

It was only a year later that Holcomb had the best passing performance in the History of the NFL. Throwing for 412 yards 5 touchdowns and a rating so high it couldn't fit on the scoreboard. He completed 70% of his passes finishing 30-39.

Last season, Holcomb shared time with J.P. Losman in the quarterback position with the Buffalo Bills, starting in eight games and passing for 1,509 yards and ten touchdowns and only eight interceptions including throwing for 308 yards and one touchdown in a win against the Cincinnati Bengals in week sixteen (which was the Bills only road win of the year).

External links[]