Ex-Tarleton QB Holmes signs with indoor league pro team

Tarleton Sports Information
Ben Holmes, one of the most successful quarterbacks in Tarleton State University football history, has signed to play professionally with the Arizona Rattlers, who have won six Indoor Indoor Football League World Championships since 1994.

Special to the E-T

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Former Texan All-American quarterback Ben Holmes will continue his football career at the next level after signing with one of the best indoor football programs in the nation — the Arizona Rattlers.

For the last two seasons, Holmes was the starting quarterback for two of the greatest seasons in the history of Tarleton State University Football. The signal caller led the Texans to back-to-back Lone Star Conference Championships and undefeated regular seasons. In 2018, he guided Tarleton to new heights in the Super Region IV Finals.

Holmes ended his career as one of Tarleton's all-time greatest signal callers. His 23-2 record as a starting QB is the best in program history.

He finished his career with the fifth-most passing yards (5,997), the most passing yards per game (262.3) and the second-most passing touchdowns (62) in program history. All of those marks were program bests by a QB with only two seasons of competition.

The Rattlers have won six Indoor Football League World Championships since 1994, including four during the heyday of the Arena Football League. The Rattlers won the ArenaBowl in 1994, 1997, 2012 and 2013 and were one of the AFL's most storied programs with 21 Arena League playoff appearances.

Arizona joined the Indoor Football League, the largest active indoor league in the United States, in 2017. The Rattlers are one of 13 current teams.

Holmes will join the Rattlers for the 2021 Indoor Football League season, which is expected to begin in March.