In just 3 games with Storm, Holley already leads team in TDs

April 24, 2016

Caleb Holley football

Caleb Holley

He just needs a little daylight, and Caleb Holley will do the rest.

The Anchorage wide receiver is utilizing his killer quickness to find openings in the defense, especially near the end zone where he has emerged as the most dangerous red-zone threat in the Indoor Football League.

The 24-year-old was a late addition to the Sioux Falls Storm roster, playing in only three of the team’s eight games.

Yet he leads the team and ranks fourth in the league with 11 touchdowns on 13 catches.

“This brand of football is definitely fun,” Holley told me. “Game is faster and yeah it helps you work on your speed and agility.”

Holley, of East High fame, has racked up 170 receiving yards on the smaller field.

He’s become the favorite target for Sioux Falls Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown in the red zone, helping the team go 3-0 and and score an average of 65 points per game.

“I just find a way to get open,” Holley said. “It’s faster simply because the field is smaller, so plays gotta happen faster.”

Holley is a former star at NCAA D2 East Central University and had spent the better part of two years with the Buffalo Bills as a member of the team’s practice squad before a leg injury in the summer of 2015 ended his time there.

Sioux Falls is 7-1, the best record in the Indoor Football League.

“I’m having a lot of fun, especially when you’re winning,” he said. “The guys are great. I just watch film and find weaknesses and we attack them.”