Texans sign Holliday, 16 undrafted free agents


The Texans announced today that they have signed their sixth-round draft pick WR Trindon Holliday. Holliday is the first of the Texans' nine draft picks to sign with the team and becomes the first player from the 2010 NFL Draft class to sign with any team.

Holliday (5-5, 165) was selected with the 197th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of LSU. He finished his career ranked second in school history with 2,453 combined return yards, while his 3,297 career all-purpose yards (772 rushing, 72 receiving, 647 PR, 1,806 KOR) ranked 10th on the Tigers all-time list.

Holliday, 24, was arguably the fastest player in college football history, having clocked a personal best time of 10.00 seconds in the 100 meter dash. He was an eight-time All-American for the LSU track and field team and is the reigning NCAA champion in the 100 meters.

As a senior in 2009, Holliday led the SEC and ranked second nationally in punt returns with a 18.1 average on 20 returns, including an 87-yard touchdown return vs. Arkansas. That score was one of four career returns for touchdowns. He also scored on a 92-yard punt return vs. North Texas in 2008, a 98-yard kickoff return vs. Ole Miss in 2007 and a 92-yard kickoff return vs. Arkansas in 2006.

The Texans also signed 16 undrafted college free agents:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Age College
Jack Corcoran FB 6-1 234 22 Rutgers
London Crawford WR 6-2 203 23 Arkansas
Isaiah Greenhouse LB 6-2 234 22 Northwestern State
Steve Maneri T 6-6 272 22 Temple
Kristian Matte G 6-2 307 24 Concordia (Canada)
Will Patterson LB 6-1 243 22 Indiana
Cole Pemberton T 6-7 313 22 Colorado State
Nicholas Polk S 6-0 218 23 Indiana
Tyler Sheehan QB 6-4 237 22 Bowling Green
Malcolm Sheppard DT 6-2 280 22 Arkansas
Pierre Singfield CB 5-11 202 22 Arizona State
Trey Stross WR 6-4 201 22 Iowa
Adam Ulatoski T 6-6 307 24 Texas
Mitchell Unrein DE 6-4 300 23 Wyoming
Aaron Webster S 6-2 205 21 Cincinnati
Torri Williams S 6-2 209 23 Purdue

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