August 25, 2007

Man of many responsibilities

Due to his performance at the United States Track and Field Championships earlier this year in Indianapolis, Trindon Holliday earned a spot on the national team for the World Championships which are taking place this weekend in Japan.

Holliday, who was the NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter dash, made the decision to bypass his position on the United States team in order to report for the start of LSU football practice.

Considering all the roles for which Holliday is being prepared, it's more advantageous for the Tigers that he is in Baton Rouge right now instead of Osaka, Japan.

During individual drills at practice, Holliday works as a wide receiver. But, that position is just one of many for Holliday. He will line up in the backfield as a running back. He will be one of the two primary kick returners. He will also be the No. 2 punt returner.

"I see myself as being as a contributor wherever I'm needed," Holliday said. "I'll be catching passes or I'll be running the ball. I just want to be able to make plays at times the team needs them."

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