Seven-time Pro Bowl WR Torry Holt will sign a one-day contract with the St. Louis Rams and will retire as a member of the organization with which he spent his first 10 NFL seasons. The Rams will hold a news conference with Holt at Rams Park on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. to discuss Holt’s retirement.
Holt concluded his career ranked 10th in NFL history in receiving yards (13,382) and 13th in receptions (920). As a Ram, Holt caught 869 passes for 12,660 yards and 74 touchdowns. All three of those totals rank second in team history, trailing only Holt’s mentor and good friend Isaac Bruce.
“I loved everything about being a Ram, and I feel blessed that I’m able to formally finish my career with the organization that drafted me in 1999,” Holt said. “The fans and the city of St. Louis have been so good to me. I feel very fortunate that I was able to come to St. Louis and be surrounded by so many outstanding players and coaches. This is where it all started, and it’s fitting that this is also where it ends.”
Holt was drafted by the Rams with the sixth overall pick in 1999 and made an immediate impact. He led all NFL rookies in receptions (52) and receiving yards (788). He also hauled in six touchdown passes in the regular season and added another in Super Bowl XXXIV to help the Rams upend the Tennessee Titans for the franchise’s only Super Bowl victory. He caught seven passes for 109 yards against Tennessee to set a rookie Super Bowl record.