Vonnie Holliday life and biography

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Vonnie Holliday biography

Date of birth : 1975-12-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Camden, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive lineman for the Redskins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Holliday has played in 167 career games, with 144 starts, in 12 NFL seasons with four clubs. For his career, he has recorded 572 tackles, 60 sacks, two interceptions, 38 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries. He spent the 2009 season with the Denver Broncos, where he played in all 16 games, with three starts, and registered 33 tackles, including five for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Has played in 167 career games, with 144 starts.
* For his career, he has recorded 572 tackles, 60 sacks, two interceptions, 38 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries.
* Named an All-Rookie team selection for the 1998 season.

2009 (Denver)
* Played and started in all 16 regular season games.
* Totaled 33 tackles and five sacks.
* Also recorded two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

2008 (Miami)
* Played in all 16 regular season games with 15 starts.
* Recorded 46 tackles with 3.5 sacks.

2007 (Miami)
* Played and started in 12 regular season games; declared inactive for the other four with an ankle injury.
* Registered 42 tackles, two sacks, a pass defensed, and a forced fumble.
* Posted a season-high six tackles in the season opener at Washington (9/9).
* First sack of the year came at New York Jets (9/23) when he surpassed the 50-sack plateau for his career.

2006 (Miami)
* Played and started in all 16 regular season games.
* Finished fourth on the club with 66 total tackles, first among defensive linemen.
* Second on the squad with seven sacks.
* His sack total for the season tied for third among NFL interior linemen that year, trailing only Oakland’s Warren Sapp and Detroit’s Cory Redding.
* His seven sacks tied for the second highest total by a Dolphin interior lineman since sacks became official in 1982, and were the most since Mark Charles had seven in 1985.
* Also added a pass defensed and a fumble recovery on the year.
* Recorded eight tackles and a sack in the season opener at Pittsburgh (9/8).
* His start against Buffalo (9/17) was the 100th in the regular season of his NFL career.
* Posted a season-best 10 tackles at Buffalo (12/17), his highest total as a Dolphin.

2005 (Miami)
* Played and started in all 16 regular season games.
* Recorded 56 tackles, five sacks, six passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
* Tackle total ranked seventh on the squad while his sack figure was fourth.
* Collected a season-high, and team leading, six tackles at New Orleans (10/30), when he came up with his first sack as a Dolphin.
* Played in the 100th regular season game of his NFL career in the week nine game vs. New England (11/13).
* Turned in his top performance of the season at Oakland (11/27) when he recorded five tackles and a pair of sacks.
* Marked the eighth time in his career that he amassed two or more sacks and his first since September 7, 2003 when he had three against San Diego in his first game as a Kansas City Chief.

2004 (Kansas City)
* Played in nine games with three starts because of injuries.
* Missed each of the final five contests, including the last two on Injured Reserve with a groin injury.
* Finished the year with 13 tackles and two passes defensed.

2003 (Kansas City)
* Played and started in all 16 regular season games.
* Posted 80 tackles, a team-high 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three passes defensed.
* In his first game with Kansas City, against San Diego, sacked quarterback Drew Brees three times, marking the second-highest single-game sack total of his career.
* Had a second-best nine tackles at Minnesota (12/20).
* Recorded three stops in the Divisional Playoff game vs. Indianapolis (1/11/04).

2002 (Green Bay)
* Played and started in 10 regular season games; declared inactive for six games due to injuries.
* Sat out four contests with a torn pectoral muscle and two games with a knee injury.
* Tallied 26 tackles, six sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, and four passes defensed.
* Was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Buffalo (12/22) when he sacked Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe five times and forced three fumbles, setting the Packers single-game sack record.

2001 (Green Bay)
* Played and started in 16 regular season games.
* Registered a career-high 81 tackles to accompany seven sacks, a career-best three fumble recoveries, a forced fumbles and three passes defensed.
* Tackle total was the most by a Packers lineman in 2001.
* Sack total ranked second on the squad.
* Equaled a career-high with 10 tackles vs. Tampa Bay (11/4).
* Matched that total once again with 10 stops at Tennessee (12/16), and also recorded a season-high two sacks.
* Amassed nine tackles in two postseason games, including five in First-Round Playoff contest vs. San Francisco (1/13/02).

2000 (Green Bay)
* Played in 12 regular season games with nine starts; inactive for four games with hamstring and ankle injuries.
* Totaled 47 tackles, five sacks, an interception and four passes defensed.
* First career interception came off a Rob Johnson pass at Buffalo (9/10).
* Had a season-high eight stops at Chicago (12/3).
* Tallied a season-high two sacks vs. Tampa Bay (12/24).

1999 (Green Bay)
* Played and started in all 16 regular season games.
* Notched 67 tackles, six sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, and a career-best six passes defensed.
* Tackle total led all Packers linemen while sack figure was second on the squad.
* Recorded a career-high 10 tackles at Detroit (9/19).
* Recorded the third multiple-sack game of his career vs. Seattle (11/1) when he sacked Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna twice.

1998 (Green Bay)
* Played and started in 12 regular season games.
* Named to the All-Rookie team.
* Notched 39 tackles, a career-high eight sacks, two fumble recoveries, and five passes defensed.
* Was a consensus All-Rookie selection as he established a Packers rookie sack record.
* Sack total tied for second on the team and tied with the Dolphins’ Lorenzo Bromell for the most by a rookie in 1998.
* Finished second to Oakland cornerback Charles Woodson for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, while the two shared the award from College and Pro Football Newsweekly.
* Posted a sack in his NFL debut, vs. Detroit (9/6).
* Went on to record four sacks in September and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month.
* First multiple-sack game of his career occurred at Carolina (9/27) when he recorded two.
* Tallied a season-high seven tackles, including two sacks, at New York Giants (11/5).
* Sustained an ankle injury at Minnesota (11/22) and was inactive four of the final five regular season games.
* Came back to record a sack of Steve Young in the first round playoff game at San Francisco (1/3/99).


COLLEGE

* Appeared in 46 games (28 starts) and totaled 162 tackles and 11 sacks in four seasons at the University of North Carolina.
* Received All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors as a senior after posting career highs with 64 tackles and five sacks.
* Named a co-captain in 1997.
* One of three true freshman to play in 1994, playing in 10 games and registering 12 tackles.

PERSONAL

* Names first-team all-state and the Class 3A Lineman of the Year as a senior at Camden High School in Camden, S.C.
* Three-time all-area and all-conference choice on defense, where he played defensive end, defensive tackle and linebacker.
* Earned all-conference selection at tight end.
* Named South Carolina’s Male Professional Athlete of the Year in 1999 by the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
* Earned all-conference accolades in basketball, leading his team to the state semi-finals as a senior with a 28-3 record.
* Three-year letterman in baseball, playing pitcher, catcher, first base and third base.
* Extremely active in the community through the Vonnie Holliday Foundations.
* Cousin, Corey Holliday, played wide receiver at North Carolina and with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1995-97).
* Grew up in a household as the only boy among five women, including his mother, grandmother, two sisters and his aunt.
* Earned a degree in communications.
* Married to Eboni and the couple has a daughter, Kali, and a son, Joey.
* Dimetry Giovanni Holliday, was born December 11, 1975 in Camden, S.C.

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