LOS ANGELES — Former Montana Grizzly Tyrone Holmes has found another home in the NFL.
The Los Angeles Chargers announced Wednesday that they signed Holmes, a 6-foot-2, 253-pound linebacker, to their practice squad. Holmes, who won the 2015 Buck Buchanan Award while at Montana, played in 15 games with the Cleveland Browns from 2016-17. He totaled nine tackles and one sack before joining the Kansas City Chiefs late in the 2017 season. Holmes never appeared in a regular-season game for the Chiefs.
In 2015, Holmes played in 13 games for the Grizzlies at defensive end, recording an FCS-leading 18 sacks and 24 tackles-for-loss, which both led the team. His 87 total tackles were third on the team. Holmes’ 18 sacks are the second-most in a single season in UM history. He had 34.5 sacks and 49.5 tackles-for-loss in his career, which also rank second in program history.
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Holmes in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. After the Jaguars released him in September of that year, Holmes signed with Cleveland.