Wide Receiver Torry Holts Signs 1-Day Contract, Then Retires
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) — St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt announced his retirement from football at the team’s training facility in Earth City, Mo. Wednesday.
Holt signed a one-day contract so he could retire as a member of the Rams.
The Rams held a news conference to honor Holt, who spent his first 10 seasons with the Rams after being a first-round pick in 1999.
Holt caught 869 passes for 12,594 yards and 74 touchdowns with St. Louis, all three of those totals ranking second in franchise history behind Isaac Bruce, and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s. He finished his career in 2009 with the Jaguars and is 10th in the NFL with 13,382 yards receiving and 13th with 920 receptions.
Holt set an NFL record with six consecutive seasons with at least 1,300 yards receiving and was an integral member of the franchise’s lone Super Bowl victory.
In Holt’s retirement announcement he reflected on his career citing the Super Bowl XXXIV as the favorite game of his 11-year career. “To be able to catch a touchdown in that game and be able to make the plays I was able to make for our team was awesome,” he told CBSsports.com. Holt also mentioned a 2000 game against Atlanta when he caught three passes for 189 yards and two scores for an NFL-record 63-yard average.
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