Dec 28, 2008; Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt (81) beats cornerback Chris Houston (23) for a catch during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Rams 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Holt To Retire As A Ram


The Rams announced on Monday that wide receiver Torry Holt will sign a one-day contract with the team and retire as a member of the organization. Holt spent 10 years in St. Louis after being taken by the team with the sixth overall pick in the 1999 draft.

Holt made seven Pro Bowls, ranks 10th all time on the NFL receiving yards list (13,382) and 13th in receptions (920). Holt is second on the Rams receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns lists behind just Greatest Show On Turf running mate Isaac Bruce, and he helped the Rams to a Super Bowl victory in his rookie season.

I’ve always loved “Big Game”, so it makes me very happy to see him retire as a member of this organization. He was one of the best receivers in the game during a majority of his time here, and in addition to that talent he brought a great personality as well. Torry is a class act, and I hope the Rams find a way to get him involved with the club going forward.

For those of you who got to see Big Game play and enjoyed it like I did, feel free to hit up the comments section with your favorite memory or anything else you want to say about him.

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