Purdue - Boilermakers
Joe Holland - #30 - OLB
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|03/09/2012 Purdue Pro Day||6-1||231||9 1/4||31 3/4||76||4.49||22||9'3"||4.09||11.30||6.65|
Also competed in basketball and track and field as a prep in Indianapolis, Ind., where he won a state championship, playing running back (5,270 career yards), linebacker and defensive back. Was recruited as an athlete and redshirted as a safety in 2007. Started all 12 games at weak-side linebacker in ’08, recording 76 tackles, two for loss and one sack with four pass breakups. Started all 12 games at WLB in ’09, tallying 81-3 1/2-1 1/2 with a pass breakup and an interception. Played all 12 games in ’10, starting 11 at WLB, and posted 73-7 1/2-1 1/2. Did not start against Michigan. Was the Boilermakers’ leading tackler in ’11 when he started all 13 games at WLB and piled up 94-10 1/2-1 1/2 with eight pass breakups and an interception. Team captain. Graduated.Summary:
An all-state running back in high school, moved from safety to linebacker at Purdue and started 48 games. Undersized, fast, productive, “Will” linebacker who is rangy and athletic to chase and drop into coverage with his head on a swivel (nine passes defended as a senior). Lacks ideal take-on strength, but speed and tackling ability could enable him to snag a spot on special teams.
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