UCLA - One of just two seniors and the most experienced player among the defensive linemen, Holland will be expected to provide leadership to this unit ... Selected as a season captain by his teammates ... With the shift to a 4-3, he enters Fall camp listed No. 1 at right tackle ... Possesses a great work ethic ... Is an instinctive and intelligent performer who is steady on every snap.
1998 - Holland started 10 of the 11 games in which he played (two on the left side and eight on the right), missing only against Washington State (nickel package) ... Did not play in the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin due to an elbow injury ... On the year, he made 18 tackles, including four each against Oregon and Oregon State and three at Arizona, and forced two fumbles ... He played at least 30 defensive snaps on six occasions, including 44 at Houston, 37 at Miami, 35 versus Texas, 34 at Oregon State and 33 against USC ... He was also a regular on the field goal block unit.
1997 - Holland started seven games, including five of the final six ... Made his first start against Tennessee and also started at Texas, both at nose guard ... His final five starts were at end ... On the year, he made 16 tackles, including 13 primaries ... Three of his stops were behind the line of scrimmage ... Made three tackles against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl and versus Tennessee ... Played 36 snaps against Houston, 35 versus Oregon State, 32 against Tennessee and 28 at USC.
1996 - Gained valuable experience as a redshirt freshman reserve ... Made seven tackles on the year, including one sack ... Appeared in all 11 games, playing at least 15 snaps in each contest ...Participated on 34 snaps at Michigan, 32 versus Washington State, 31 at Washington and 25 against Arizona State ... Made two tackles each at Tennessee and Michigan and recorded his sack at California.
1995 - Did not see action in his first year with the program, practicing with the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three years as a defensive and offensive lineman for coach Jeff Lamson at Homestead High in Cupertino, CA ... Named Super Prep All-West and Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention ... Tom Lemming All-West pick ... Selected Mercury News first-team All-Central Coast Section ... Named DeAnza League Most Valuable Lineman ... Also served as team captain and was named team Most Valuable Player ... As a senior in 1994, he recorded 12 sacks, 55 tackles, three batted passes and three forced fumbles ... Allowed no quarterback sacks as an offensive lineman ... Helped lead his team into the playoffs for the first time since 1989 ... In 1993 as a junior, he was named third-team All-Central Coast Section and first-team all-league ... Also honored as All-Mid Peninsula and named team's Most Valuable Lineman ... He was credited with six sacks, 40 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused ... As a sophomore, he had four sacks, two blocked kicks and a safety ... Also lettered two seasons in basketball for coach Clay Collins ... Named second-team all-league as a junior and had a high of 29 points in 1992.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Peter James Holland ... Parents: Bill and Joanne Holland ... Born: July 5, 1977 ... Has one brother, Andy, who was a receiver at Rutgers ... Patterns his style of play after Phil Hansen of the Buffalo Bills ... Enjoys basketball, weights, camping and skiing in his spare time ... Earned spot on Director's Honor Roll in Winter 1996 with his 3.43 GPA, Winter 1997 (3.10), Fall 1997 (3.00), Winter 1998 (3.20) and Fall 1998 (3.03) ... History major.
Varsity Statistics - P. Holland
Tackles Year TT T-AT Sacks TFL 1996 7 4-3 1-1 1-1 1997 16 13-3 0 3-4 1998 18 10-8 0-0 1-1 Totals 41 27-14 1-1 5-6 Career Highs Tackles: 4 vs. Oregon State, 1998, Oregon, 1998