Bob Holly (American football)

Bob Holly
No. 8
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-06-01) June 1, 1960
Place of birth: Clifton, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Clifton (NJ)
College: Princeton
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Robert Charles Holly, Jr. (born June 1, 1960) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Princeton University.[1]

He attracted the attention of NFL scouts at Princeton in 1981 when he set a school record by throwing for 501 yards against Yale, and scoring the go-ahead touchdown on a keeper himself late in the game in a 35-31 victory,[2] Princeton's first over arch-rival Yale since 1966. That year, he set a school record (since broken) by throwing for 2,668 yards, and was named first team All-Ivy.[3]

He was drafted in the 11th round by the Redskins in 1982, and served as the backup to Joe Theisman that season, in which the Redskins won the Super Bowl. He played in 5 regular season games for the Redskins in 1983, completing his only pass attempt, and he appeared in one playoff game, completing the two passes he attempted.[4]

He was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons in 1984, but did not appear in any games. He played in four games for the Falcons in 1985, completing 24 of 39 passes for 295 yards and one touchdown.[5]

He was injured in a car accident in the off-season after the 1985 season, and retired from pro football.


  1. The Football Encyclopedia, St. Martin's Press, 1994, ISBN 0-312-11435-4
  3. ("Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-01-25./pdf7/135152.pdf?SPSID=54345&SPID=4263&DB_OEM_ID=10600)
  4. The Football Encyclopedia, St. Martin's Press, 1994, ISBN 0-312-11435-4
  5. The Football Encyclopedia, St. Martin's Press, 1994, ISBN 0-312-11435-4
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