Jevon Holland
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Holland in 2019
No. 8 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (2000-03-03) March 3, 2000 (age 22)
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, California)
College:Oregon
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Tackles:69
Sacks:2.5
Pass deflections:10
Interceptions:2
Fumble Recoveries:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jevon Holland (born March 3, 2000) is a Canadian-born American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon, and was drafted by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early years

Holland was born in Coquitlam, British Columbia, while his father played and coached in the Canadian Football League.[1] Holland moved to the Bay Area and lived in Pleasanton, California.[2] Holland attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He played defensive back and wide receiver in high school. As a senior he had 34 tackles and five interceptions on defense and 35 receptions for 1,012 yards and 12 touchdowns as a receiver. Holland played in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl.[3] He committed to the University of Oregon to play college football.[4][5]

College career

As a true freshman at Oregon in 2018, Holland played in 13 games and made two starts. For the season he had 42 tackles and a team-high five interceptions.[6] As a sophomore in 2019, he became a starter and started all 14 games.[7][8] He again led the team with four interceptions and had 66 tackles and a touchdown.

On September 26, 2020, Holland announced that he has opted out of the 2020-21 college football season and has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.[9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+58 in
(1.84 m)
207 lb
(94 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.47 s 1.55 s 2.61 s 4.16 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
19 reps
All values from Pro Day[10][11]

Holland was selected in the second round (36th overall) by the Miami Dolphins; he was the first safety selected.[12] Though eligible and ranked as the #3 Canadian prospect, he was not selected in the subsequent 2021 CFL Draft.[13] Holland signed his four-year rookie contract with Miami on July 23, 2021.[14]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Solo Ast Sack PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2021 MIA 16 13 69 48 21 2.5 10 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Career 16 13 69 48 21 2.5 10 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 3 0

References

  1. ^ Sinclair, Kevin (24 February 2017). "California Safety Recruit Jevon Holland Talks Irish Offer With Slap The Sign". Slap The Sign. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Jevon Holland's NFL Draft journey started with his father, former B.C. Lion Robert Holland".
  3. ^ Oregon signee Jevon Holland, Tigard star Braden Lenzy collect highlight-worthy plays at Polynesian Bowl practice
  4. ^ Jevon Holland, 4-star athlete, commits to Oregon Ducks over Notre Dame, Washington
  5. ^ Football recruiting: Bishop O’Dowd 4-star makes his choice
  6. ^ After a breakout freshman campaign, safety Jevon Holland has elevated his game to another level in 2019 by becoming one of the team’s most vocal leaders
  7. ^ Play-making Oregon safety, punt returner Jevon Holland setting the tone for the Ducks
  8. ^ Oregon Ducks safety Jevon Holland gets a tutorial on facing WSU’s “Air Raid” for the first time
  9. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, James Crepea | The (2020-09-26). "Oregon Ducks defensive back Jevon Holland opts out, declares for NFL Draft". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  10. ^ "Jevon Holland Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  11. ^ "Jevon Holland, Oregon, FS, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  12. ^ "The Reaction: Miami Dolphins Select S Jevon Holland with No. 36 Pick". MiamiDolphins.com. April 30, 2021. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  13. ^ "Josh Palmer tops spring CFL Scouting Bureau Rankings". Canadian Football League. April 26, 2021. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  14. ^ "Dolphins Sign Second-Round S Jevon Holland".