Priest Holmes (1997 – 2007)
Even though he played college ball at a football powerhouse (University of Texas) Priest Holmes still went undrafted in 1997. Holmes was eventually signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens. Holmes had some success in Baltimore (1,008 rushing yards in 1998), but the Ravens benched Holmes in favor of rookie running back Jamal Lewis. Sensing he would never regain his starting job, Holmes left Baltimore in search of more playing time. When he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001, he ran for 1,555 yards his first season. For a three year stretch between 2001 and 2004, there wasn’t a more dominant football player in the NFL.
He made three straight Pro Bowls and three straight first time All-Pro selections. In 2002, he was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. In 2014, Holmes was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs hall of fame. NFL Resume: 3x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro, NFL Rushing Leader.