Wide Receiver: 1977-82
CFL All-Star: 1980
Division All-Star: 1979, 1980
Mike Holmes had already been with three NFL teams – San Francisco, Buffalo and Miami – by the time he arrived in Winnipeg in 1977. A first-round pick of the 49ers in 1973, Holmes instantly became Dieter Brock’s favourite deep threat over the next six years before leaving with then Bomber head coach Ray Jauch to the Washington Federals of the USFL in 1983.
He posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 1979 and 1980 and in both years pulled in 10 touchdown passes