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Pete Holohan (1987-1989)

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Pete Holohan had a short career with the Rams but made a big impact on the franchise. In three seasons with L.A., he caught 159 passes for 1,625 yards and seven touchdowns.

Holohan was drafted by the San Diego Chargers out of the University of Notre Dame in 1981. He was recruited as a quarterback but was switched to wide receiver. He also played with the 1977 National Championship team. Holohan had 63 receptions for 983 yards and two touchdowns in his time with the Fighting Irish. He also played with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana.

After seven seasons with the Chargers, Holohan was traded to the Rams. The Rams’ hope was to strengthen the offense along with new offensive coordinator and former Chargers OC Ernie Zampese. Holohan’s best season with the Rams was in 1988. He had 59 catches for 640 yards and three touchdowns. He added a wild card playoff score against the Vikings.

In 1989, Holohan had 51 catches for 510 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990.

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