Pete Holohan

Pete Holohan

Football

Enshrined: 1994

Born: July 25, 1959

Albany, NY

Perhaps one of the most versatile athletes ever to play in this area, Pete Holohan was a varsity standout in two sports at Liverpool High School – football and basketball. As a senior, Holohan was the first athlete in state history to earn all-state honors in both football and basketball. He was a prep All-American quarterback for the Warriors and in basketball he finished his career ranked fifth among all-time leading scorers with 1,212 points. He could have played either sport in college but football was his dominant sport and he headed to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame head coach Dan Devine recruited the 6-foot-4 Holohan to play quarterback. But instead of throwing passes for the Irish, Holohan was switched to flanker as a sophomore and he adapted well to his new position. An injury to Tom Domin during the team's training camp opened up a spot for Holohan on the first team and Holohan took advantage of it. He caught 20 passes for 301 yards as a sophomore, 22 passes for 386 yards as a junior, and 21 passes for 296 as a senior. He was a member of Notre Dame’s 1977 national championship team.

In the 1981 NFL draft, Holohan was selected in the seventh round as a tight end by the San Diego Chargers. He played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Chargers (1981-87), the Los Angeles Rams (1988-90), the Kansas City Chiefs (1991), and the Cleveland Browns (1992). He retired in 1993.

Career highlights:

1974-976: At Liverpool High School played varsity football and selected All-County, All-State, All-CNY quarterback, prep All-American. In varsity basketball, All-County, first team All-State. He ended his career ranked fifth all-time in scoring with 1,212 points

1976: Voted Onondaga County Male Athlete of the Year.

1977-1981: University of Notre Dame football team; National Championship, Cotton Bowl Team

1981: Drafted in the seventh round by the San Diego Chargers where he played until 1987

1988-90: Played for the Los Angeles Rams

1991: Played for the Kansas City Chiefs

1992: Played for the Cleveland Brown.

1993: Retired, July 19: Career totals – 163 games, 3,981 yards on 363 receptions; Career highlights – 8 catches, 126 yards vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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