Fort Collins, CO-The Colorado Ice Indoor Football team announced on Wednesday, January 21st that former Colorado State University (CSU) star QB and Miami Dolphins rookie Justin Holland has signed with the Colorado Ice for the 2009 season.
The 6’3” 213 lbQB had an outstanding football career with CSU, finishing his 2005 senior season throwing for 3,185 yards and 23 touchdowns, while boasting a completion rate of over 63percent. Holland’s 143.44 passing efficiency rating was sixth in the nation amongst all 2006 NFL draft-eligible quarterbacks, garnering him an invite to play in the Las Vegas All-Star Classic. Holland completed his CSU career holding the 5th highest passing yards total in CSU history and the Poinsettia Bowl records for Most Passing Yards, Most Completions, and Most Touchdown Passes. In 2006 Holland attended training camp with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL, before going on to play for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Holland grew up in Lakewood, CO and attended Bear Creek High School where he set the Colorado State High School record for passing yards and was a Parade All-American and Gatorade Player of the Year.
“I am really glad to be back in my native Colorado and to play for the Colorado Ice. The Northern Colorado community has always been a huge support system for me and has followed my career closely. I look forward to suiting up in an Ice jersey and joining the highly-talented Ice roster,” stated Holland.
“Justin exemplifies the NFL-caliber talent we will have on our team this year. More importantly, he is a great role model and member of our Northern Colorado community,” stated Ice owner John Cunningham.
Additionally, The Colorado Ice Indoor Football team is conducting their second open combine-style tryout for the 2009 season on Sunday, January 25th, 2009 from 11am-2pm at Fort Collins Indoor Soccer Club at OD’s Sports Crossing in Fort Collins, CO located at 218 Smokey St. (Highway 287/S. College Ave.). For more information, visit the Colorado Ice website at TheColoradoIce.com or call the Ice headquarters at 970-472-0128