Holliday Makes Fast Impact For Broncos

November 8, 2012 9:53 AM

Holliday Makes Fast Impact For Broncos
" ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The linebacker sprawled out and barely got a hand on Trindon Holliday.

Not enough of a hand.

Eight seconds later, Holliday was gone. The NFL’s shortest – and quite possibly fastest – player says he has never been caught from behind and it didn’t come close to happening last Sunday, either. The 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Cincinnati went down as the longest play in Broncos history.

“After I broke the first wave, and then I saw that one of my guys had made a block on the kicker, I just pushed it to the outside and that was it,” Holliday said.

This was, actually, the fourth time the 5-foot-5 Holliday had returned a kick for a score this year. The first three came in the preseason with the Houston Texans, which is why the second-year player made the team.

But when the regular season started, Houston struggled in its return game. It is currently ranked last in the NFL in kickoff returns. Holliday’s lack of versatility – at 5-5, he can’t really be an effective receiver – didn’t help his cause, and on Oct "

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