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Vernon Holland

Vernon Holland
Date of birth (1948-06-28)June 28, 1948
Place of birth San Antonio, Texas
Date of death April 20, 1998(1998-04-20) (aged 49)
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Tennessee State
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
As player
1971-1979 Cincinnati Bengals
1980 Detroit Lions
1980 New York Giants
Career stats
  • Playing stats at
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Vernon Edward "Vern" Holland (June 28, 1948 – April 20, 1998) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and New York Giants.

Holland was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Sherman, Texas. He played college football at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Holland was an all-American at Tennessee State, where he played from 1967-70.[1]

He was drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Bengals.[2]

Holland played right tackle in Cincinnati, where he anchored the offensive line throughout the 1970s. For nine years, from the 1971 season through the 1979 season, he played in 119 games for the Bengals, starting all but one of those. He played in every Bengals game in eight of his nine seasons in Cincinnati.

In 1975, he was named second team All-American Football Conference (AFC) by UPI.[3]

He was also known for expensive clothes, carrying a briefcase because he considered football serious business, and the nickname "Suki."[4]

The Bengals cut Holland prior to the 1980 season, partly to make way for rookie (and future Hall-of-Famer) Anthony Munoz.[5]

In 1980, he played 10 games, starting five, for the New York Giants, then two games for the Detroit Lions. It was the final season of his 10-year NFL career.[6]

He later worked in the security department of the Nashville Arena. He died at age 49 of a heart attack on April 21, 1998 in Nashville.[7]

The Ohio Valley Conference, of which Holland's alma mater, Tennessee State, is a member, annually awards the Vernon Holland Scholarship to promote the graduate-level studies of former OVC student-athletes interested in a career tied to sports.[8]


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