All American Linebacker Daniel Holland Re-Signs With Germany’s Berlin Rebels

The Berlin Rebels of the German Football League have re-signed defensive end/linebacker Daniel Holland for the 2017 season.

Holland, 6’3″, 250 lb led the German league in tackles for loss with 22 while also recording 11 sacks, good for seventh overall.

He was a key member of a Rebels defense which helped the club reach the playoffs for the first time in their history. A graduate of East Central University (NCAA Div. II), Holland earned first team Great American Conference honors in 2014. The native of Miami, Florida earned All American honors in both 2014 and 2015.

American Football International had a chance to ask Daniel about returning to Germany and the Rebels and playing in Europe.

American Football International: What made you decide to re-sign with the Rebels?

Daniel Holland: I’ve decided to sign back with Berlin with the Rebels because I have unfinished business. We did not win the championship.

AFI: You had an excellent season in 2016. What do you expect in 2017?

Holland: The ultimate goal is win each game and finish the season as German Bowl champs and European Champs in 2017.

AFI: What do you think of the level of play in Germany and Europe?

Holland: well I think the level of football playing overseas pretty good , it a experience that most professional athlete don’t experience.

AFI: How did you find out about playing in Europe in the first place?

Holland: One of my mentors was telling me about about playing football in Europe, because he played in Germany.

AFI: What is your favorite food in Germany?

Holland: Turkish Doner Kebab

AFI: Did you have a chance to travel much in 2016 and if so which countries or cities did you visit?

Holland: I travel to different cities in Germany, I have few more countries on my bucket list.

AFI: What do you bring to the Rebels?

Holland: I bring a a leadership quality to the Rebels!

Check out Daniel Holland’s highlights from his 2016 season with the Berlin Rebels

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