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Overview

Ernie Holmes

Date of birth
Jul 11, 1948

Date of death
Jan 17, 2008 (age 59)

Ht: 6'3" Wt: 260 lbs.

Birthplace
Jamestown, TX

Hometown
Wiergate, TX

College
Texas Southern University

Summary
Earnest Lee "Ernie" Holmes, also nicknamed "Fats" (July 11, 1948 - January 17, 2008) was an American football player who was most famous for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972-77. He was part of the famous Steel Curtain and played at defensive lineman. His fellow linemen during this period were Joe Greene, Dwight White, and L.C. Greenwood. He won two Super Bowl...
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Awards

Super Bowl Champion
Pittsburgh Steelers
1975, 1974

AFC Champion
Pittsburgh Steelers
1975, 1974

Playing career
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 8th round of the 1971 NFL Draft.

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by GoDevils95 Nov 01, 2011
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Top Five Fantastic Moments in Steelers History: A Fan's View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Despite enduring almost 40 years of anticipation, the Pittsburgh Steelers never looked back once they finally gained traction. Since the 1970s no franchise in the history of the National Football League has experienced the successes that Pittsburgh has over...
Yahoo! Sports, Oct 24, 2011
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'Mean' Joe Greene remembers legend Al Davis (Yahoo! Sports)
Former Steeler and Hall of Famer Joe Greene reflects on the impact Al Davis had on him, the game and the league.
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Super Bowl IX - Pittsburgh Steelers Ernie Holmes (63), Joe Greene (75), L.C. Greenwood (68), Jack Ham (59).
by GoDevils95 Sep 10, 2011
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Updated athletic career information for Ernie Holmes
Added Ernie Holmes to the 1967 Texas Southern Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Middle Guard.
Added Ernie Holmes to the 1968 Texas Southern Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Middle Guard.
Added Ernie Holmes to the 1969 Texas Southern Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Middle Guard.
Added Ernie Holmes to the 1970 Texas Southern Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Middle Guard.
Edited the career summary for Ernie Holmes.
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by maddog48 Jul 17, 2011
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Updated personal notes for Ernie Holmes
Edited the personal notes for Ernie Holmes.
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by CoachOP Jan 08, 2011
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NFL's greatest defensive teams of all time (Associated Content)
The best NFL defensive teams of all time were not only the best statistically, they were teams that left impressions on their opponents. Emotionally and physically. When these defenses were in their prime they were not blowing up offensive opponents, they...
Yahoo! Sports, Dec 09, 2010
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by nailboys Oct 15, 2010
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Charged with the possession of cocaine, Steeler - 03.07.77 - SI Vault
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PITTSBURGH FATS DODGES A SILVER BULLET
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by nailboys May 05, 2010
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