Best of the Packers: Top 10 linebackers since 1960

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10. Johnny Holland (1987-93)

The Green Bay Packers selected Texas A&M linebacker Johnny Holland in the second round of the 1987 NFL Draft and he turned into a seven-year stalwart at right inside linebacker.

Holland could cover, notching nine interceptions in his career, including three in 1992, and had 3½ sacks from his inside linebacker spot, as well.

He started 100 of his 103 career games with the Packers and, although not an official statistic at the time, Holland was credited with more than 100 tackles for six straight seasons in Green Bay.

Holland retired after the 1993 season and entered coaching in 1995, spending five years as an assistant with the Packers from 1995-99, working as a quality control coach on the defense, special teams coach and linebackers coach. He has also worked for the Seattle Seahawks (2000-02), Detroit Lions (2003-05), Houston Texans (2006-10), Oakland Raiders (2012) and has been linebackers coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League since 2014.

Never a Pro Bowler, Holland was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2001.

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