Nick Holley: When Will He Get a Shot in the NFL?

CFL’s Calgary Stampeders Sign Former Roughnecks WR Nick Holley

With the news of the potential relationship between the CFL and the XFL, it comes as no surprise that the CFL is still gearing up for its upcoming season. There’s still a lot of great talent that played in the XFL last year looking to land a spot on a roster. Today, we’re learning that former Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Nick Holley has been signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.

Holley signed with the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and attended training camp. In 2020, had 21 receptions for 267 yards and two touchdowns during the XFL’s shortened season. Later in the year, Holley played for the Conquerors in The Spring League.

In college, Holley saw action at running back and receiver for the Golden Flashes until making the conversion to quarterback in 2016. For his career, he threw for 974 yards and six touchdowns, rushed for 1,776 yards and 14 scores and caught 47 passes for 380 yards and five majors. Holley was a member of the academic all-Mid-American Conference team in 2014 and 2016.

It’s great to see more names from the XFL get some action before the XFL returns. What do you think of this latest signing? Let us know down in the comments below or join the conversation on Discord.