Donald Hollas

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Donald Hollas
No. 12
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-11-22) November 22, 1967 (age 46)
Place of birth: Kingsville, Texas
Career information
College: Rice
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Debuted in 1991 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 1998 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Pass completions 202
Pass attempts 375
Percentage 53.9
Passing yards 2,399
TD-INT 13–21
Passer rating 61.8
Stats at NFL.com

Donald Wayne Hollas (born November 22, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1990s. He played college football for Rice University, and thereafter was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Hollas also played for the Oakland Raiders.

Playing career[edit]

Hollas played in 20 games between 19911994 for the Cincinnati Bengals. He participated in training camp with the Detroit Lions and Houston Oilers in 1995 and 1996 and spent the 1997 off-season with the Washington Redskins before making the roster of the Oakland Raiders later that year.

Hollas played in the Arena Football League with the Texas Terror before signing with the Raiders in 1997.[1] Going into the 1998 season with Oakland, Hollas had only attempted two passes in the NFL since 1992. However, after an injury to starter Jeff George, Hollas saw significant action with the Raiders that season. Oakland was on a two-game winning streak when Hollas took over the 3–2 Raiders starting job, after helping them to a 23–20 victory over Arizona the week before with a touchdown run. Then, he promptly led the Raiders to three more victories in a row for a five-game winning streak and a 6–2 record at the halfway point under first-year head coach Jon Gruden. As the second half of the season commenced, the Raiders lost four out their next five games to drop to a 7-6 record. During that stretch Hollas threw 14 interceptions, with three of the pickoffs returned for touchdowns. In his last game as a starter he threw six interceptions against the Dolphins in a 27-17 loss.[2] The Raiders finished the season at 8-8.[3] Hollas was 4-2 as a starter during the 1998 campaign.

He participated in training camp with the Detroit Lions in 1999.

Post-football career[edit]

In 2000, his professional football career came to a conclusion and he entered the Sports Management/Education Management arena. He was the Head Football Coach and Associate Athletic Director at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas from May 2008 through January 2012. During his four-year tenure, the Eagles appeared in the playoffs three times, including a state semi-final appearance in the fall of 2011. Currently, he is employed in the Oil, Gas and Energy sector in Houston, Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broncos will take Raiders QB Donald Hollas seriously". Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. November 19, 1998. 
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated, NFL Recap, December 6, 1998
  3. ^ "1998 Oakland Raiders". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

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