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KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 28: Running back Priest Holmes #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter December 28, 2003 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-3 to secure a bye week in the playoffs. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

30. Priest Holmes set single-season touchdown mark (2003)

What more can be said about Priest Holmes run with the Kansas City Chiefs? The moment in 2003 stands out above the rest.

Two years after arriving in Kansas City, Holmes ran for 27 touchdowns and was able to surpass the rushing touchdown record that had been held for eight seasons by Emmitt Smith. The central point of the Dick Vermeil ground game, Holmes beat his previous season’s performance, a career-high of 21 rushing touchdowns.

Holmes showcased his all-around game throughout the campaign, rushing for 1,420 yards on the year in addition to the scoring record. Holmes was not a one-man operation, however. Holmes ran behind one of the top offensive lines in Kansas City history. It featured future Hall of Fame inductees Will Shields and Willie Roaf, in addition to Casey Wiegmann, Brian Waters and John Tait.

Holmes had an ace up his sleeve and used it to maximize his scoring potential. There was also the crushing and athletic fullback, Tony Richardson. Richardson escorted Holmes down the field throughout 2003 and was fittingly the lead back on the first and final touchdowns of the record-breaking season.

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