Joe Holland (American football)

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Joe Holland
No. --     Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-20) August 20, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Joe Holland (born August 20, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

High School[edit]

Holland attended Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis where he played football, basketball, and ran track. As a senior, Joe was named all-state, Indianapolis City Player of the Year and All-North Football Player of the Year after rushing for 2,048 yards on 239 carries and 35 touchdowns and added nine receptions for 153 yards (17.0 average) and one touchdown. He also returned nine punts for 137 yards (15.2 average) and returned three kickoffs for 124 yards (41.3 average) and one touchdown. He led his team to Class 3A state championship. His junior year he totaled 2,257 rushing yards on 331 carries (6.8 average) and 32 touchdowns with 19 receptions for 239 yards (15.9 average). As a sophomore he rushed for 961 yards on 144 carries (6.7 average) and 11 touchdowns. He set the school record for career rushing yards with 5,270 yards. He was named the 2007 city athlete of the year.


Holland played college football at Purdue University (2007-2011). After redshirting his first year, Holland moved from safety to outside linebacker during training camp in 2008. He started at outside linebacker for the Boilermakers in 48 of the possible 49 games amassing 324 tackles (14th in school history) and 23.5 tackles for a loss for his career. Also excelling in the classroom, Holland was a two time Academic All American and a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. He was a captain of the 2011 team.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers (First stint)[edit]

On May 4, 2012, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent.[1] On August 31, 2012, He was released.[2]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On October 16, 2012, he was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.[3] On October 23, He was released after team signed Dominique Jones to the practice squad.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 14, 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Holland to their practice squad. On November 21, 2012, he was released from the practice squad. On November 28, 2012, he was re-signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad. On December 11, 2012, he was released from the practice squad for the second time. On December 18, 2012, he was re-signed to the practice squad. On January 3, 2013, Holland was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Buccaneers. On August 21, 2013, he was waived by the Buccaneers.[5]

San Francisco 49ers (Second Stint)[edit]

On August 22, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers claimed Holland off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[6] On August 26, 2013, he was waived by the 49ers.[7]


  1. ^ "49ers Announce Undrafted Free Agents". Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "49ers reduce roster by one". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dolphins roster moves". Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dolphins: Joe Holland cut, Dominique Jones added". Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Veteran Lindell Joins Bucs' Kicker Competition". August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ Inman, Cam (August 22, 2013). "49ers' Darcel McBath placed on injured reserve, will miss the season". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Price, Taylor (August 26, 2013). "49ers Waive Five Players". Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

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