Johnny Ray Holland  is an American gridiron football coach and former player. He is the linebackers coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).

Holland played in the NFL as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1987 to 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.

Born on March 11, 1965 (age 56) in Bellville, Texas in the United States of America Johnny began his education at the  Hempstead High School in Hempstead, Texas.

During Johnny’s days in high school he was said to have 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.

Career Highlights

  • Super Bowl XXXI Champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (2001)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1985)

Career Stats

Games: 103
Sacks: 3.5
Interceptions: 9

Career History

As a player:
  • Green Bay Packers (1987–1993)
As a coach:
  • Green Bay Packers (1995–1997)
    Defensive quality control
  • Green Bay Packers (1998)
    Special teams coach
  • Green Bay Packers (1999)
    Linebackers coach
  • Seattle Seahawks (2000)
    Assistant special teams/assistant strength and conditioning
  • Seattle Seahawks (2001–2002)
    Linebackers coach
  • Detroit Lions (2003–2004)
    Defensive assistant
  • Detroit Lions (2005)
    Linebackers coach
  • Houston Texans (2006–2010)
    Linebackers coach
  • Virginia Destroyers (2011)
    Linebackers coach
  • Oakland Raiders (2012)
    Linebackers coach
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (2013)
    Linebackers coach
  • BC Lions (2014–2015)
    Linebackers coach
  • Cleveland Browns (2016)
    Inside linebackers coach
  • San Francisco 49ers (2017)
    Linebackers coach
  • San Francisco 49ers (2018–2020)
    Outside linebackers coach/run game specialist
  • San Francisco 49ers (2021–present)
    Linebackers coach

Which College Did Johnny Holland Attend?

Johnny Holland attended college at the  Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. During his days at college 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.


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