Torry Holt's Hall of Fame Career Draws To a Close in New England

Ed Kapp@https://twitter.com/EdKappAnalyst IMay 15, 2010

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt grabs a pass  February 12, 2006 at the Pro Bowl  at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/NFL)
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One of the biggest play-makers of the last decade, wide receiver Torry Holt , 33, has long served as one of the league’s scariest deep-threats.

After enjoying a stand-out career at North Carolina State, Holt became an integral part of the ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ with the St. Louis Rams after being selected with the sixth overall pick of the 1999 NFL Draft.

After reaching the pinnacle of NFL success in the form of a victory over the Tennessee Titans at Super Bowl XXXIV, Holt went on to become one of most dangerous receivers in league history; amassing 920 receptions and over 13,000 receiving yards. A 7-time Pro Bowl honouree, Holt displayed some of the league’s surest hands from 1999 to 2009 with the Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 2010 Holt will join Tom Brady and one of the NFL’s deepest receiving corps as a member of the New England Patriots. Under the guidance of Bill Belichick , Holt will likely be used sparingly; utilized primarily as a role player alongside the likes of Randy Moss and Wes Welker . In what will possibly be one of Holt’s last campaigns in the NFL, the future Hall of Famer will look to cap his career off with a Super Bowl victory with the perennial offensive powerhouse Patriots.


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