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Joe Holland
Joe Holland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Bishop Chatard

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 229

Position:
Linebacker



12/27/2011

Postgame Quotes

12/27/2011

Purdue Wins Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, 37-32

Purdue recovered two onside kicks and Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown before halftime to give Purdue a big lead, and the Boilermakers held on to beat Western Michigan 37-32 Tuesday in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

12/08/2011

Joe Holland Named First Team Academic All-America

Senior boasts a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average.

12/07/2011

Bowl Game Excitement: 20 Days To Kickoff

Stressing the 'student' in student-athlete.

12/07/2011

Fifty-Nine Purdue Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Recognition

Cross Country (21) & Football (20) lead the way with the most honorees.

12/27/2011

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl 2011

vs. Western Michigan 12/27/11

10/29/2011

Purdue Football vs. Michigan

10/29/11

10/22/2011

Purdue Football vs. Illinois- AP Photos

10/22/11

2011: Voted co-captain by his teammates following spring drills ... Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list.

2010: Second team Academic All-America ... Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts ... tied for third on the team with 73 tackles, including 48 solo stops and 7.5 for loss with 1.5 sacks ... finished with six tackles at Notre Dame on Sept. 4 ... had seven tackles, including 1.0 for loss against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... had five solo tackles en route to seven total against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... posted a season-high 12 tackles, including a career-high nine solo, and 2.0 for loss with a sack at Northwestern on Oct. 9 ... finished with seven tackles at Illinois on Oct. 30 ... had eight tackles, all solo, against No. 7 Wisconsin on Nov. 6 ... posted eight tackles, six solo, at No. 11 Michigan State on Nov. 20.

2009: Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 12 games ... ranked second on team and 19th in Big Ten with 81 tackles (42 solo, 39 assists), including 3.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks ... came up with first career interception and returned it 22 yards vs. Toledo on Sept. 5 ... recorded two tackles for loss at Oregon on Sept. 12 ... finished with 12 tackles (8 solo, 4 assists) vs. Northwestern on Oct. 3 ... recorded eight tackles vs. Ohio State on Oct. 17 (5 solo, 3 assists) and vs. Illinois on Oct. 24 (5 solo, 3 assists) ... had career-high 13 tackles (5 solo, 8 assists) at Indiana on Nov. 21.

2008: Moved from safety to linebacker during training camp ... Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-District V ... started all 12 games at weakside linebacker ... ranked third on team with 76 tackles (36 solo, 40 assists), including 2.0 for losses and 1.0 sack ... had four pass breakups ... recorded season-high 11 tackles (2 solo, 9 assists) at Notre Dame on Sept. 27 ... had eight tackles vs. Oregon on Sept. 13 (5 solo, 3 assists) and at Northwestern on Oct. 18 (4 solo, 4 assists) ... registered first collegiate sack vs. Minnesota on Oct. 25.

2007: Did not play.

High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 80 safety nationally by Scout.com and No. 4 player in Indiana by Rivals.com ... three-year starter ... named all-state, Indianapolis City Player of the Year and All-North Football Player of the Year as senior after rushing for 2,048 yards on 239 carries (8.6 average) and 35 touchdowns during senior season ... also had nine receptions for 153 yards (17.0 average) and one touchdown, returned nine punts for 137 yards (15.2 average), returned three kickoffs for 124 yards (41.3 average) and one touchdown and came up with two interceptions ... led team to Class 3A state championship ... totaled 2,257 rushing yards on 331 carries (6.8 average) and 32 touchdowns with 19 receptions for 239 yards (15.9 average) his junior season ... rushed for 961 yards on 144 carries (6.7 average) and 11 touchdowns as sophomore ... set school record for career rushing yards (5,270) ... also played safety, outside linebacker and cornerback ... coach was Vince Lorenzano ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... comes from same school as former Boilermaker Frank Halliburton (2006-09).

Personal: Given name is Joseph Michael Holland ... born Aug. 20, 1988 ... movement and sport science major ... enjoys music, movies and sports ... parents, Michael and Dolores, graduated from Notre Dame.