Baltimore Ravens’ Top Five Running Backs in their History

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Nov 2, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs former running back

Priest Holmes

on the sidelines before the game against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

5. Priest Holmes (1997-2000)

Holmes rushed for 2,102 yards in his time with the Ravens. His best season came in 1998 when he rushed for 1,008 yards with seven touchdowns.

His time in the purple and black was cut short due to a knee injury, which limited his playing time in 1999 and 2000. The majority of his career was played in Kansas City where he become their best running back in history, which is why I have him on this list.

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He is not as good as the others during his time in Baltimore, but he does deserve to be on the list. He sits at number five because he did not hit his peak with Baltimore. If he had, he certainly would be number one.

The Ravens may have let him go, but they can take credit for finding him as he grew as the backup. He averaged more yards per carry than the starting back Errict Rhett in 1999.

Even in limited time as a backup, he showed what would be a weekly occurrence in Kansas City. He was a patient runner, who knew how to exploit openings in the defense to consistently pick up large gains.

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