Aamir Holmes - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 22


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 175
  • class Freshman
  • Previous School Leo Catholic
  • High school Chicago, IL

2017 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Three-year letter winner and two-year starter at quarterback for Leo Catholic High School in Chicago
  • otaled 2,343 passing yards, 537 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior
  • Had 1,821 passing yards, 734 rushing yards and 15 scores during his junior season
  • Named the Catholic League MVP and earned honorable mention All-State honors
  • A two-time first-team All-Catholic selection¬†
  • Overcame a broken tibia and torn meniscus in his left leg suffered during a basketball game during his junior year … Returned to the football field one day before his first football game as a senior in 2016
  • Coached by his dad, Michael Holmes
  • A three-sport standout in basketball (point guard/shooting guard), baseball (left fielder) and track
  • State qualifier in the high jump, long jump, 4×400 and 4×200 relay
  • Earned All-Catholic League honors in track in 2017
  • Excelled in the classroom as a four-time honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society
  • Earned Student of the Month at least once per semester all four years
  • Elected Student Council president as a senior
  • Volunteered over 300 hours in community service during his prep career
  • Chose Kentucky over Ball State, Northern Michigan and Augustana College


  • Born in Chicago
  • Son of Michael Holmes, Patricia Brown Holmes
  • Dad, Michael, played football at Colorado (1976-77) and Illinois (1979-80)
  • Major is family science
Read more