Richard Holt made his pro debut with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League in 1994, three years after playing his last college game with the Arizona Wildcats in 1991. He previously earned a tryout with the NFL's New York Jets. In 11 games that season, he recorded 45 tackles and picked off 3 passes in addition to making 7 receptions with 2 TD's on offense in helping the Rattlers win the franchise's first Arena Bowl championship. In 1995, Holt signed with the CFL's expansion Memphis Mad Dogs. Holt played two games for the Mad Dogs and was credited with making 6 tackles, 5 on defense and one on special teams. He returned to the Rattlers in 1996 and intercepted another 3 passes and racked up 53 tackles in 13 games. In his final season in 1997, Holt played 4 games and made 7 tackles for the Rattlers.
This jersey of unknown size was worn by Holt for road games in 1995. It has Starter tagging in the collar but no tag in the hem as it was shortened. The jersey has the old style CFL neck logo and still has tape wrapped around the left sleeve to pull the arm cuff tight. There is also tape residue on the right arm. The sleeves have been shortened with the elastic cuffs removed. The jersey actually has noticeable game wear with over 20 impact marks and a small tear on the left shoulder. The game wear seems heavy for only 1 or 2 games but there is no evidence of a name change. It may have been recycled for Holt from a previous player but we could find no other Mad Dog player being issued number 37 in the team's sole season of existence. Perhaps Holt just liked to mix it up on the field. This jersey was obtained from Grey Flannel Auctions in 2011.