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Texans see Trindon Holliday as a difference-maker on returns

The Houston Texans spent a sixth-round draft pick on LSU’s Trindon Holliday, and coach Gary Kubiak thinks the move instantly made the special teams better.

“I think we got a returner that can change the field for us,” Kubiak said. “We think he can do wonders for our football team.”

The 5-foot-5 Holliday, who came in second in the 100-meter dash at the 2007 NCAA outdoor track and field championship, was definitely the shortest player in the draft and possibly the fastest.

Kubiak said he could see Holliday playing some running back, but he wants him to focus primarily on returning punts and kickoffs.

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7 Responses to “Texans see Trindon Holliday as a difference-maker on returns”
  1. ben.there says: Apr 24, 2010 7:21 PM

    Hope the little guy can hold onto the ball!

  2. Zach says: Apr 24, 2010 7:34 PM

    5-foot-5? Dude is going to get crushed

  3. auric says: Apr 24, 2010 9:16 PM

    He also won the 2009 NCAA 100 meter race. Seems a bit more relevant and important to me, but you guys pick the facts to include.

  4. scrapdawg12 says: Apr 24, 2010 11:27 PM

    catch me if you can

  5. twinkletoes says: Apr 24, 2010 11:59 PM

    If Darren Sproles can get it done at the NFL level, then the least Holliday can do is make a difference as a return specialist. SEC rivals regularly booted kickoffs out of bounds, willing to accept the penalty yardage as opposed to letting this guy get his hands on the ball.
    Even though I’m happy that the Raiders drafted Jacoby Ford to play this role with the S & B, I would’ve liked to have seen both Ford and Holliday back there on kickoff returns.

  6. FumbleNuts says: Apr 25, 2010 12:02 AM

    He better not get tackled in the NFL, good thing he is super fast.

  7. mrfootball101 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:38 AM

    @Zach. think Darren Sproles..a slippery lil fella

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