Alex Holmes

[181cm, 85kg, 24years old]

1. What made you take the decision of choosing Murcia Cobras for this season?

I made the decision to play for the Cobras this season because of the team's choice to sign both Jordan Perry and myself. We were roommates all through college and we really wanted to play at least one more season together. Being from Phoenix, Arizona, I have always wanted to learn the Spanish language and the idea of playing in a warmer climate and in a lively city like Murcia sounded great. We've heard nothing but great things about the team and the city so we had to jump on this opportunity.

2. What do you think you can bring to the team?

I will bring my passion, great play and knowledge of the game to the Cobras. I am extremely excited to start working with the players and combining our different football experiences to continue the cobras culture of success. Starting on day one, our goal is to win a championship and we will do everything we can to make that happen.

3. What experience have you had in American football for the last 3 years?

In the 2014 and 2015 football seasons, I was a starting WR for Northern Arizona University (Division 1AA in Flagstaff, Arizona). My career stats were: 115 receptions, 9 receiving touchdowns, 1248 yds and 3 passing touchdowns. In 2016 I played for the Prague Lions American Football Team in the Czech Republic. We went 10-0 and made it to the Czech Super Bowl where we lost to our rival the Prague Black Panthers 10-9. For the Lions I coached, played cornerback and special teams and recorded 6 interceptions, 1 interception for a touchdown and 1 kick return for a touchdown. In 2017 I took a job for the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department working in marketing and fundraising while getting my master's degree in higher education leadership. I will finish work and graduate this December before heading out to Spain.

4. Which has been your greatest success in your sport career?

The greatest successes in my sport career were the back to back State Championships I won in high school (2010, 2011), the NCAA FCS Playoff birth for NAU in 2013 and our upset of the #2 ranked Eastern Washington football team in 2014. I have been one game away from a championship for 5 years and I am very ready to win one in Spain.

5. What does this sport mean to you?

This sport has helped shaped my life in many ways. I have overcome my toughest obstacles, met my closest friends and gone places I have never dreamed of thanks to football. Jordan and I both truly love this sport and being able to work and play with players around the world who share the same love is a dream come true.

Years of experience

2011-2015 Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks Football
2016 Prague Lions American Football