Trindon Holliday was the only player in 2012 to go undefeated in the regular season. He played his first five games with the Houston Texans (5-0) and his last 11 games with the Denver Broncos (11-0). After he was traded to the Broncos in week 6, he led the league in kick return average (32.5 yards per return), and in punt return average (10.8 yards per return).
Holliday had a 105-yard kick return for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals, and a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the regular season. Then we all remember what he did in the divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens with the longest kick return touchdown (104 yards) and the longest punt return touchdown (90 yards) in post season history.
Prior to his regular season and postseason performances, he had two touchdowns on punt returns and one touchdown on a kick return with the Texans in preseason. It’s hard to fathom why he was released in the first place.
With a unique season like that, Pro Football Talk had Holliday on their show on Monday. There, he said that he can run as fast as anybody in the NFL.
“Right now to be honest with you I don’t think there’s none in the NFL that’s faster than me.” – Trindon Holliday (via Pro Football Talk)
Holliday was a star on the gridiron and on the track at LSU. In fact, he won the 2009 NCAA title in the 100-meter dash. Here’s a clip of that race. He gets off to a bad start, but blows the competition away in the end.
I’d be all for an NFL 100-meter dash reality show in the offseason. Imagine the interest it would draw.