Nothing to Prove: A Closer Look at Torry Holt

Patsy RiveraCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 1:  Wide receiver Torry Holt #81 of the Jacksonville Jaguars watches play during a team mini-camp on May 1, 2009 on the practice fields at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Seven time Pro Bowl selection Torry Holt says he has nothing to prove because his past record and current game play will speak for itself. Holt formerly played for the St. Louis Rams but signed a 3 year, $20 million deal with the Jaguars in April.

Holt is optimistic about the teams offensive game and is already singing the praises of QB David Garrard. Holt was born June 5, 1976 in Gibsonville, NC. When he went to college, Holt played WR for North Carolina State. It was there he earned the nickname "Big Game". He also holds the NFL record for most consecutive season with 1,300 yards receiving.

Holt's mother, Ojetta V. Holt-Shoffner, died from lymphoma cancer in December 1996. To honor her memory, he formed a non-profit foundation that not only supports lymphoma cancer education programs but also youth football and other athletic programs.

Holt is optimistic about the Jaguar's game plan for the upcoming season. When asked about his poor performance with the Ram's the prior season, Holt stated he was just not the same person that he was then. So will he be the breath of fresh air the Jaguar's have been waiting for or another storm cloud that will move in and then back out quickly? That will remain to be seen. As for now, Holt feels that the he and the Jaguar's are a good fit for one another and while he is learning their offensive strategies, it WILL come together.