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Johnny Holland
Position(s)
Linebacker
Jersey #(s)
50
Born March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11) (age 44)
Bellville, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19871993
NFL Draft 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
College Texas A&M
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 3.5
Interceptions 9
Games 103
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Johnny Holland (born March 11, 1965 in Bellville, Texas) is a former NFL football player and Current NFL linebackers coach. He played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1987-1993. He is an inductee into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame, the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

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Playing career

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High school

Holland is a graduate of Hempstead High School in Hempstead, Texas. While attending Hemsptead High, Holland was a letterman in several sports. He would become an All-State player in both football and basketball while simultaneously becoming a Top 10 student. Holland is the first of only two Hempstead High School Alumni to play in the NFL, the other being Harvey Williams.

College

Prior to his Pro-football career, Holland was a four year letterman at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas. While at Texas A&M, he was a three year starter, and was Texas A&M's all time leading tackler until his record was broken in 1998 by Dat Nguyen.[1]

NFL

Holland was a 2nd round draft pick for the Green Bay Packers in 1987. He posted over 100 tackles for six consecutive seasons while playing for Green Bay. He retired from play after the 1993 season.

Coaching career

After retiring as a linebacker for Green Bay, Holland moved on to an NFL coaching career. Holland began his coaching career as a defensive quality control coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1995-97. He went on to coach special teams in 1998 and linebackers in 1999. He would help to lead the Packers to back-to-back NFC Championships following the 1995 and 1996 seasons and a World Championship in Super Bowl XXXI.

In 2000, Holland moved on to the Seattle Seahawks, where he served as the assistant special teams/assistant strength and conditioning coach. While there he returned to his more familiar role as linebackers coach in 2001-2002.

For the 2003 season Holland would move to the Detroit Lions. While in Detroit, he was defensive assistant coach for 2003-2004 and linebackers coach for 2005.

Holland has returned to his Texas roots for the 2006 season. He is currently the linebackers coach for the Houston Texans.

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