While attending John Muir High School during his junior and senior seasons Darick Holmes played wide-receiver, running back and quarterback and was one of the most Dynamic Athletes in Southern California. He was on a list of all-star teams with the likes of Curtis Conway and Russell White.

His size and speed earned Mr. Holmes the Pacific League Player of the Year, San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year, All-CIF, ALL STATE... You name it, Darick Holmes earned it.

Success on the field didn't transfer into the classroom for Mr. Holmes, which made his journey to the pros much harder. Difficult, but not impossible - make no mistake, he made it. 

After stints at Mount San Antonio College and Pasadena City Colleges, Mr. Holmes ended his collegiate years at Portland State University.

While at Portland State, the 6'0" and 226lbs Holmes ran an impressive 4.37 in the 40 yard dash. He was a Division 2 All-American and Runner-up for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which is the Division 2 Heisman Trophy.

His speed and great hands out of the backfield was the perfect complement to the Buffalo Bills' Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas.   Mr. Holmes was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 244th pick of the 7th round.

The "Steal” as he was nicknamed in the league, rushed for nearly 700 yards his rookie season and had over 1,300 all-purpose yards. He was named the Bills’ Rookie of the Year.

Mr. Holmes played a memorable 6 seasons in the NFL.  After three years with the Bills, he would go on to play for the Packers and the Colts. 

Today, Mr. Holmes is a Mentor, Trainer, and Founder of The Pro Way Training - a program that builds young athletes' Conditioning, Confidence and Character - all of which are essential for success in Sports and Life.