Baltimore Ravens Top 5 All-Time Leaders in Rushing Yards

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4. Priest Holmes – 2,102 career rushing yards

Priest Holmes is much better known for his time with the Kansas City Chiefs than he is with the Baltimore Ravens, but Baltimore is where his career started.

He joined the Ravens in 1997 as an undrafted free agent and ended up as the starting running back during the 1998 season, rushing for 1,008 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 4.3 yards per carry.

Holmes was with the Ravens during their Super Bowl season in 2000, however, he only started two games that year as he was eventually supplanted by then-rookie running back Jamal Lewis.

Holmes only had the one 1,000-yard+ season with the Ravens but was able to rush for over 500 yards in his other two seasons in which he saw game action (he didn’t see any action in his rookie year), averaging 4.6 yards per carry during his time in Baltimore.

Eventually, Holmes signed a contract with the Chiefs and went on to have a very successful career in Kansas City, in which he earned three Pro Bowl nominations, one Offensive Player of the Year award, and led the NFL in rushing touchdowns twice.

He had three-straight 1,000-yard+ seasons in Kansas City, with his best year coming in 2002 when he ran for 1,615 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He stuck with the Chiefs through the 2007 season, after which he retired.