The Pro Football Hall of Fame will introduce its newest class on Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Two Rams legends, wide receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, are among the 15 modern-era player finalists. Additionally, former head coach Dick Vermeil is one of eight coaches who are Centennial Slate Hall of Fame finalists, commemorating the NFL's 100th season.
In the first of a series of articles spotlighting the two players and the coach, theRams.com examines noteworthy numbers from Holt's career that make his case for induction.
13,382 – Career receiving yards, 15th-most all-time in NFL history.
2000-09 – Holt was named to the NFL's all-decade team for the 2000s.
1,696 – Career-high for receiving yards in a single season, recorded in 2003. Holt, who also finished with 1,635 in 2000, is one of only five wide receivers since the 1970 merger to surpass 1,600 yards in a single season twice, according to Pro Football Reference.
920 – Career receptions, 18th-most all-time among wide receivers in NFL history. Only 21 other receivers in league history have surpassed 900 catches.
117 – Career-high for receptions in a single season, 17th-best since the merger.
74 – Career touchdowns.
12 – Career-high for touchdowns in a single season, recorded in 2003.
11 – Seasons played in the NFL, 10 of which were with the Rams.
10 – Games with 100 or more receiving yards in 2003. Only eight other receivers post-merger have had 10 or more games of at least 100 receiving yards in a single season, per Pro Football Reference.
8 – Consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards receiving and 80 or more receptions, both from 2000-07. Per Pro Football Reference, only two other receivers accomplished this feat – Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison – and both are in the Hall of Fame.
7 – Consecutive seasons Holt led the Rams in receiving (2002-08). Holt was also a seven-time Pro-Bowler.
6 – Consecutive seasons with 1,300 plus receiving yards (2000-05). Since the 1970 merger, he was the only player to claim the feat until Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones joined him with 1,394 in 2019, according to Pro Football Reference (2014-19).
1 – Holt helped the Rams win a Super Bowl in his rookie season with the club. He finished with 52 catches for 788 yards and six touchdowns to earn the team's Rookie of the Year award.