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  • Position: Defensive back / returner
  • Hometown: Trumann, Arkansas
  • College: Arkansas State
  • CFL career: 1976 to 1985 (all with EE)

A dynamic member of the five-in-a-row Grey Cup championship teams, Joe Hollimon was a spark for the EE on both defence and special teams. The Arkansas native holds three franchise records, most notably the most interception returns for a touchdown (7).

A three-time Western all-star and 1978 CFL All-Star, Hollimon played 136 career games with the Green and Gold, finishing his career with 36 career interceptions. Nine of those interceptions came in 1982 when Hollimon ands the Double E rallied from a 3-5 start to the regular season to emerge as Grey Cup champions in the 70th edition of the big game.


Highlights

  • Part of the five-in-a-row teams, winning five consecutive Grey Cup from 1978 to 1982
  • Led the CFL in interceptions in 1982 with nine
  • 1978 CFLPA Top Defensive Back
  • Three-time CFL West All-Star (1976, 1978, 1982)
  • CFL All-Star (1978)

EE Records

  • Most interception returns for a touchdown (7)
  • Most kick returns in a single game (8 on October 31, 1976 vs. Calgary)
  • Most kick return yards in a single game (239 on October 31, 1976 vs. Calgary)
  • 2nd in interception returns for a touchdown in a season (4 in 1978)
  • 3rd in most interception return yards in a season (228 in 1978)
  • 3rd in career interception return yards (689)
  • 5th in career interceptions (36)

EE Stats

  • 136 career regular season games with the EE
  • 36 career interceptions with EE for 689 return yards
  • 7 interception returns for a touchdown
  • 2 career punt return touchdowns