Joe Holland's ability to lead doesn't stop on the gridiron. When you look at the Indianapolis-native's career accolades, one thing jumps out. Holland is as successful in the classroom as he is on Saturdays.
The linebacker has been named Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-District V three years in a row. Last year, Holland was named second team Academic All-America.
You get the feeling that Holland is the type of person who will excel at whatever he chooses to do in life because of his work ethic. That's been the case at Purdue. After switching from safety to linebacker early in his career, he has been making tackles ever since.
As a defensive co-captain he leads a squad that just
completed its first shutout in seven years. To learn more about his own style
of leadership, I grilled him with a couple of questions and of course, he aced
this test too.