- Date of Birth
- Age 34 Years Old
- Famous Name
- Country United States US
- Father Kevin Holmes
- Mother Mary Holmes
- Birth Name Andre holmes
- Net Worth $7 million
- Birth Country Hoffman Estates, Illinois
- Salary $1.75 million
- Nationality American
- Currently Club Buffalo Bills
- University attended Hillsdale College
- School attended James B. Conant High School
Andre Holmes is an American football player who plays the position of wide receiver. He is currently in the roster of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL) but has been a part of clubs like Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders in his career in the past.
Holmes was an undrafted player of the 2011 NFL Draft and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He did not get to play in official matches during his rookie season.
Early Life of Andre Holmes
Andre Holmes was born on June 16, 1988, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois to parents Mary and Kevin Holmes. He was a student of James B. Conant High School where he played for his high school football team as a wide receiver. After graduation, he enrolled in the Hillsdale College, where he played college football. During his senior years at college, he set the single-season school record with 104 receptions and over 1,300 receiving yards.
Professional Life of Andre Holmes
Andre Holmes was entered in the 2011 NFL Draft but remained undrafted in the event. He was later signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. The Vikings waived Holmes on August 29, 2011.
On September 5, 2011, the Dallas Cowboys signed Andre Holmes to their practicing squad. Holmes was able to climb his way to the active roster of the team on December 9 but did not make any appearances in the games for the team. He was waived by the Cowboys on November 24, 2012.
For a short time in the 2013 season, Holmes became a member of the New England Patriots. He was signed by the team to their practice squad on January 8, 2013, and was waived on May 10.
Three days after being waived, Andre Holmes' waivers was claimed off by the Oakland Raiders on May 13, 2013. For the first 4 games of the 2013 season, Holmes was suspended due to the violation of the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He completed his suspension and was enlisted in the active roster of the raiders on October 7, 2013, filling the open spot left by the release of quarterback Matt Flynn.
Andre Holmes stayed at the Raiders for 3 seasons. He signed a three-year, $6.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills on March 8, 2017. He became the wide receiver of the Buffalo Bills playing alongside players like Charles Clay, Jordan Mills, and Jeremiah Sirles. He was able to record his first touchdown as a Bill on September 10, 2017, during the season-opening match against the New York Jets.
Holmes is still in the roster of the Buffalo Bills but was placed on injured reserve on December 26, 2017, with a neck injury.
Personal Life of Andre Holmes
Andre Holmes is a married man and is married to Diana Holmes. Holmes met his wife during his time at Hillsdale College as Diana was also a student there. The two have been together ever since. Diana graduated from college with a degree in Biology.
After her graduation, Diana moved to Texas with Andre while he played for Dallas Cowboys. She worked as an Olive Garden waitress for short time. She later moved to England with Andre and worked as a high school swim coach
The married couple has a son together named Micah.
Net Worth of Andre Holmes
Andre Holmes has played eight seasons in the NFL. Over the course of his career trade, he has reportedly earned $9.06 million in career earnings. His salaries and contracts are not on the high end but it is a huge amount nevertheless. His salary for the year 2018 has a cap hit of $1.75 million.
Holmes' current net worth is estimated to be around $7 million. If he is able to complete his three-year contract with the Bills, his net worth will keep on growing.