Valentine Holmes makes “surreal” NFL debut

Drew Darbyshire

Former rugby league sensation Valentine Holmes made his NFL debut for the New York Jets on the weekend.

The 24-year-old made his NFL debut in the Jets’ pre-season opener against the New York Giants on the weekend.

A former Australia rugby league international, Holmes impressed in his first game and he will be back on the field this Sunday vying for a spot in the Jets’ 53-man active roster.

Holmes said: “It’s surreal, you get goosebumps being in a game like this.

“We always watch games like this on TV, so to be able to experience it next to these guys and to be able to step out on the field and play is something special.

“I’m really happy I’m here. I wasn’t nervous or anything. I was just real excited.”

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