Wolfpack’s Torry Holt headed to College Football Hall of Fame

The record-setting wide receiver is the sixth NC State player to be inducted into the shrine

Former NC State star Torry Holt still holds the ACC record for receiving yards in a season, along with single-game marks for receiving yards and touchdowns (NC State athletics photo)

  Former NC State star Torry Holt highlights a 14-man class selected Monday to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame.

  The record-setting star, who still holds the ACC mark for receiving yards in a season and single-game records for receiving yards and touchdowns, is the sixth member of the Wolfpack to be enshrined. He will officially be inducted at ceremony in New York on Dec. 10.

  The College Hall of Fame is located in Atlanta.

  Joining Holt in this year’s class are Florida State defensive back Terrell Buckley, Oklahoma State defensive back Rickey Dixon, John Carroll linebacker London Fletcher, Texas A&M defensive lineman Jacob Grey, Notre Dame wide receiver Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer, Wisconsin offensive lineman Joe Thomas, Michigan State running back Lorenzo White, Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis, Texas quarterback Vince Young and coaches Dennis Erickson and Joe Taylor.

  Holt, the 1998 ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, Holt remains State’s all-time leader in career (3,379), single-season (1,604 in 1998) and single-game (255 vs. Baylor, 1998) receiving yards. He held the Wolfpack record for single-season receptions (88 in 1998) until Jakobi Meyers broke the mark this season and his 15 catches against Wake Forest in 1998 is still tied for the top mark in school history.

  A two-time first-team All-ACC selection at wide receiver, Holt also earned first team all-conference honors as a punt returner in 1998. He has already been inducted into the Wolfpack’s Athletic Hall of Fame and his No. 81 jersey was been retired.

  Holt followed his college career by playing 11 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the St. Louis Rams. He earned seven Pro Bowl selections and helped the Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV while being named to the NFL All-Decade team for the 2000s.