Former CFL, IFL & USFL QB Ben Holmes Signs with Vienna Vikings (ELF)

Former CFL, IFL & USFL QB Ben Holmes Signs with Vienna Vikings (ELF)

The CFL just wrapped up their 2023 campaign this past weekend with the Alouettes coming out on top in a close game against the Blue Bombers. The USFL and XFL are working towards the merger, but don’t forget the European League of Football is also working on their third season.

Ben Holmes should be a name that’s familiar with spring football fans, he spent time with most of the leagues listed above. It was just revealed that Ben Holmes has a new home in the ELF. He’ll be joining the Vienna Vikings next season to continue his football journey.

ELF put out a release on Holmes signing with the team stating:

After already signing Max Sommer as offensive coordinators to fix their struggles in the passing game, the Vienna Vikings have found their new quarterback. Former Division II and CFL quarterback Ben Holmes will be under center for the 2022 ELF Champions next season.

In 2024, the former college star will take his first steps across the pond in Europe, where he will join one of the best teams there is. Vienna head coach Chris Calaycay is ecstatic to welcome his new QB to the ELF:

It is an amazing feeling to get your Quarterback signed. It’s just one of those things in recruiting that sets the tone for the off-season. And I know Ben Holmes feels the same way. We had great QBs over here in Vienna these past two years, and Ben is going to add to that list. Besides him being an amazing person, he is an experienced, veteran player with lots of professional background in the US and Canada. He has all the skills that you are looking for in a league like the European League of Football. But most of all, it is his personality, his leadership qualities, and his work ethic. You can already see how dedicated he is to the Vienna Vikings. So I am excited and thrilled to say ‚Welcome to the Vikings, Ben Holmes‘.”
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