Trindon Holliday runs into NFL record books with 104-yard kick return for touchdown

Brian McIntyre
Shutdown Corner

When the Associated Press released their 2012 All-Pro team on Saturday, Denver Broncos wide receiver/return specialist Trindon Holliday did not receive a single vote for the squad's return specialist position. In response to that snub, Holliday has rewritten a few NFL playoff records.

Holliday opened the scoring in Saturday afternoon's divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens with a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown, setting an NFL record for longest punt return for a touchdown in a playoff game. At the start of the second half, Holliday set another NFL playoff record by returning the kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown, which was the longest kick return for a touchdown in NFL playoff history.

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In addition to establishing the longest punt return and kick return for a touchdown in playoff history, Holliday is the first player to return both a punt and a kick for a touchdown in the same NFL playoff game. Quite an accomplishment for a player who was waived by the Houston Texans in Week 6.

Holliday's big performance is also occurring on special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers' 34th birthday, which was pointed out by Broncos public relations man Patrick Smyth.

"Today is Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Rodgers' birthday. #Broncos", wrote Smyth

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