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Holland Named Academic All-American

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A Purdue football player is the 19th in school history to be named a first team Academic All-American.

Joe Holland was given the honor by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

He has a 3.96 grade point average and recorded a career best 85 tackles this season.

Last year, Holland was named a second team Academic All-American.

He will play his final game as a Boilermaker in the Little Caesars Bowl December 27th against Western Michigan.

Holland then plans to attend dental school.