Robert Holcombe
No. 25, 35, 39
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1975-12-11) December 11, 1975 (age 46)
Houston, Texas
Career information
High school:Mesa (Mesa, Arizona)
College:Illinois
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing Yards:1,141
Average:3.4
Touchdowns:14
Player stats at NFL.com

Robert Wayne Holcombe (born December 11, 1975) is a former American football fullback who played for the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

College

Holcombe played running back at Illinois, where he was the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,105 yards.[1]

NFL career

St. Louis Rams

Holcombe was drafted in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He started at fullback for the 1999 Super Bowl Championship team. Holcombe’s role with the Rams diminished with the emergence of undrafted James Hodgins into the starting fullback role. Holcombe played four seasons for the Rams alongside of NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner and NFL MVP Marshall Faulk.

Tennessee Titans

Holcombe went to the Tennessee Titans after the 2001 season. He played both halfback and fullback for three seasons in the backfield with NFL MVP Steve McNair and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George. After the 2004 season the Titans released Holcombe along with Derrick Mason, Samari Rolle, and the departure of Steve McNair.

The Chiefs quickly signed him but he was placed on IR (injured reserve) after suffering a preseason knee injury before the 2005 season begun.

NFL statistics

Rushing Stats[2]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touch­downs First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1998 STL 13 98 230 2.3 12 2 14 0 0
1999 STL 15 78 294 3.8 34 4 17 2 2
2000 STL 14 21 70 3.3 11 3 8 0 0
2001 STL 16 13 42 3.2 11 1 5 1 1
2002 TEN 8 47 242 5.1 39 0 14 0 0
2003 TEN 15 63 201 3.2 21 1 11 2 1
2004 TEN 16 17 62 3.6 20 0 3 0 0
Career 97 337 1,141 3.4 39 11 72 5 4

Receiving Stats[2]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touch­downs First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1998 STL 13 6 34 5.7 14 0 2 0 0
1999 STL 15 14 163 11.6 30 1 9 2 1
2000 STL 14 8 90 11.3 19 1 6 0 0
2001 STL 16 1 14 14.0 14 0 1 0 0
2002 TEN 8 10 91 9.1 18 0 3 1 1
2003 TEN 15 19 121 6.4 11 1 4 0 0
2004 TEN 16 11 60 5.5 9 0 1 0 0
Career 97 69 573 8.3 30 3 26 3 2

References

  1. ^ https://www.amp.azcentral.com/amp/5541421002
  2. ^ a b "Robert Holcombe Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 26 June 2014.