4/4/2012 5:35:02 PM
"I'm excited and elated to be standing here and retiring as a member of the
St. Louis Rams," the wide receiver said during a press conference Wednesday.
It's hardly surprising that Holt, 35, would choose to exit the league this
Durable and prolific, Holt missed just two games for the Rams after they
drafted him with the No. 6 overall pick in 1999 and surpassed 1,100 yards
receiving in all but two of his 10 seasons with the team.
He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl champion during his time
in St. Louis and was a part of the famed "Greatest Show on Turf" offense.
Holt set an NFL record with six straight seasons of at least 1,300 receiving
yards from 2000-05.
The Rams released him in March 2009 after a down season in which he failed to
reach the 1,000-yard plateau for the first time since his rookie year, saying
they would be "forever grateful" for the way he represented the team.
Holt caught on with the Jacksonville Jaguars and played 15 games during the
2009 season, catching 51 passes for 722 yards without a touchdown in his last
He retired with 920 career receptions for 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns.