Holley proves himself in CFL as one of Alaska’s gridiron greats

June 27, 2018

Caleb Holley football

Caleb Holley

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley isn’t satisfied with just being the first Alaskan in 20 years to play in the Canadian Football League.

He’s leaving his mark.

The third-year wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders recently reached the 100-reception milestone in 37 games

Holley, of East High fame, has also racked up 1,381 yards and seven touchdowns.

Virtually every time the 27-year-old does anything on the field it’ll be a record because he’s only the third player from Alaska in the CFL. The other two were kicker Nick Mystrom of Anchorage and defensive back Delvin Myles of Anchorage.

Undrafted out of East Central in Oklahoma, Holley signed with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills in 2014 and was on the practice squad for nearly two years. Then he injured his knee and his career was in jeopardy.

But it didn’t end there.

Holley got back on the field in 2016 in the Indoor Football League, where he won a championship with the Sioux Falls Storm. He put up huge numbers (21 TDs in 11 games), which opened the door to the CFL.

A couple weeks after scoring a touchdown in the IFL title game, the 6-foot-4 was on the field with Saskatchewan. A couple weeks later he was in the end zone.

Last year, he scored five TDs in 13 games.