Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Profile: John Holland

Wide Receiver
No. 80
Tennessee State
"Holland came to the Bills last year on waivers from the Vikings and was a valuable addition as a backup receiver. He stepped in Bob Chandler in the first win over the Colts and caught six passes for 121 yards including a 15-yard touchdown pass and a 63-yard pass from Joe Ferguson. John appeared in 12 games and saw additional duty as a kickoff and punt return man. He had seven punt returns for 53 yards and four kickoff returns for 67 yards.
A second round draft choice of Minnesota in 1974, John set a Tennessee State record as a senior with 53 catches for 739 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was named a Little All-America. He also played baseball and was drafted by Philadelphia.
John lived in Buffalo during the off-season and played on the Bills' basketball team."

-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook

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