@spartancenter is reporting that the former Michigan State workhorse running back is getting a shot at his NFL dream.
According to @spartancenter, Gerald Holmes has been invited to and is participating in the Indianapolis Colts’ rookie camp that started just this past Friday.
It would be hard to dispute that Holmes made massive contributions to the success of the Spartan program during his years playing for Mark Dantonio. The Colts must know that Holmes checks off every one of the boxes related to the intangibles – leadership. work ethic, durability, attitude, willingness to be coached, commitment, etc.
Can Holmes show the speed and strength that Spartans all know he has?
We’re sending nothing but best wishes and good vibes to Holmes as he works to earn a spot on the Colts roster and live out his dream of playing in the NFL.
One thing is unquestioned – he’s as prepared as he can be after having spent the last four years with Dantonio and the Spartan coaching staff.
Go get ’em, Gerald.
Gerald Holmes hasn’t had the easiest road to the NFL, but all the hard work and long hours have finally paid off as he’s getting a tryout with the Indianapolis Colts. Although he didn’t receive that call on draft day, he patiently waited and finally heard from the Colts who invited him to rookie camp which started on Friday. The four-year player came to Michigan State from Flint and produced almost immediately. He had just 44 yards as a freshman but broke out with 540 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore. His role would never truly increase as his touches decreased from his sophomore to his senior year. As a junior and senior, he had 164 total carries for 716 yards and six touchdowns. He had the potential to be a breakout star in the backfield, but LJ Scott’s emergence as well as splitting time with Madre London axed that plan. Holmes was always a great leader for the Spartans, though, as the younger players looked up to him — he led by example. Via/Connor Muldowney