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Dave Holian

University of Akron football was a family affair for the Holians – Dave, Bob and Mike. Dave was the first of the three brothers to plat at Akron U and the first to be inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a 4-year starter between 1966 and ’69, playing middle guard and tackle on defense. During those four seasons, the Zips compiled a 26-10-2 record, earning their first postseason appearance (the Grantland Rice Bowl) with a 7-2-1 record in 1968 and equaling the school’s all-time best mark, 9-1, in 1969. Dave was the captain of the ’69 team, which was ranked third in the final Associated Press small-college poll, Akron U’s highest ranking ever. He was named the most valuable lineman on that team and received honorable mention on the AP’s small-college All-America team. Dave was inducted into the Akron U Hall of Fame in 1985.

Inducted 1990 | Football