With 16-0 Record in 2012, is Denver Broncos' Trindon Holliday NFL's Fastest Player?

By Mark Stringer
Ron Chenoy – USA Today Sports

Denver Broncos receiver/return specialist Trindon Holliday announced that no one in the NFL is faster than he is. There is no doubt that he is fast, but to say no one is faster in the entire NFL is a hard statement to prove.

One thing that he could prove is that he was the only NFL player to go 16-0 during the regular season last year. No, the Broncos did not go 16-0, but the Houston Texans were 6-0 when he joined the Broncos and then the Broncos won their last 10 games of the season to make Holliday 16-0 as a player in 2012.

It may would be a hard stat to track, but he might be the only NFL player in history to go undefeated in the regular season after playing for two different teams in the same year. Maybe Holliday is a lucky charm or maybe his special teams play truly helps teams win.

Holliday returned 47 punts for 481 yards and one touchdown and his longest was a 76-yard return. He also managed to return 21 kickoffs for 552 yards and one touchdown with a long of 105 yards.

In Holliday’s only career postseason game he scored once on a punt return of 90 yards and once on a kick return of 104 yards. His efforts were tremendous, but the Broncos fell to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Holliday is a burner and the way he returns punts and kicks makes him look like one of the fastest players in the NFL. I would like to see an offseason competition of some kind that showcases players’ skills from around the league. Maybe then we could decide who the fastest man is in the NFL by having an actual foot race.

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