Position
Infield/pitcher
Height
5'8
Weight
178 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Mandeville, La.
B/T
R
High School
Jesuit HS

2008 SEC Community Service Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2007, 2006)
2006 Second-Team All-SEC
2006 Second-Team All-Louisiana
SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll (2005)

MLB Draft: 20th round in 2008 (Texas)

An elite Louisiana prospect who started 212 games over four seasons for the Tigers (154 at shortstop, 58 at third base) … earned second-team all-conference honors in 2006 … was a member of the 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll was voted to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2006 , 2007 and 2008 as a communication studies major … excellent defensive player with a big-league arm … was ranked in Baseball America’s Top 300 Prospects of 2004 as a high school senior.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Started 57 games at third bases and two at shortstop, batting .297 (73-for-246) with 14 doubles, four triples, six homers, 45 RBI and 56 runs … batted .286 (4-for-13) in the College World Series with one double, one homer, two RBI and three runs; his CWS homer led off the Tigers’ opening-round game vs. North Carolina on June 15 … hit .429 (6-for-14) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double, one homer, seven RBI and three runs … a member of the 2008 SEC Community Service Team; active in several projects, including ALS Walk to promote awareness and search for a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease … recipient of LSU’s Wally Pontiff Jr. Award as the team’s best all-around student-athlete — posted a 3.3 GPA in communications … recorded a 10-game hitting streak (May 3-May 17) … also posted a nine-game hit streak that ended April 11 at Ole Miss … missed nine games (March 28-April 6) due to a strained hamstring suffered in UNO game on March 26; returned to the lineup on April 9 at Southern Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Started in all 56 games at shortstop, batting .279 (53-for-190) with 10 doubles, one triple, five homers, 26 RBI, 30 runs and seven stolen bases … established the LSU single-season record with 13 sacrifice bunts; the previous mark was 11 sacrifices held by Dave Cunningham (1987) and Josh Dalton (1999) … launched game-winning three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning at Alabama (March 30); the HR came against Bama ace Tommy Hunter and lifted LSU to a 5-4 victory … delivered game-winning RBI double – his second 2B of the game – in the top of the ninth inning at Mississippi State (April 21), sparking the Tigers to a 6-5 victory; he was 3-for-5 in the contest with two doubles, one homer, two RBI and one run … 3-for-4 with a career-best five RBI in win over Southern Miss (March 10).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Started all 59 of the Tigers’ games at shortstop, batting .280 (63-for-225) with 11 doubles, three triples, five homers, 33 RBI, 41 runs and five steals … voted second-team All-SEC by the league coaches … delivered two game-winning hits for the Tigers in wins over Southern (4/4) and Arkansas (4/28) … launched walk-off solo homer inside left-field fair pole in bottom of ninth inning vs. Arkansas (4/28) lifting LSU to a 7-6 victory … walk-off HR was first by LSU since Clay Harris vs. Ole Miss on April 16, 2005 … game-winning single in bottom of the eighth inning in 3-2 win over Southern (4/4) … nine-game hitting streak from April 16-30, batting .351 (13-for-37) with three doubles, one homer, five RBI and seven runs … capped a four-run ninth-inning rally at Florida (5/18) with an RBI single to give LSU a 7-3 lead … helped LSU to series sweep of Auburn (5/7) with two doubles and a run in Game 3 … 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in come-from-behind win vs. Tulane (3/7); along with J.T. Wise, provided back-to-back homers in the sixth … scored a team-high four runs and reached safely in every at-bat vs. Centenary (2/14) … tied a career high with three hits in season-opening win vs. North Florida (2/10).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Appeared in 44 games (38 starts), batting .246 (32-for-130) with six doubles, one homer, 14 RBI, 18 runs and two stolen bases … 3-for-5 in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional game vs. Marist (June 3) with two doubles and one RBI … hit safely in 21 of his first 25 collegiate games, including a 10-game hit streak from March 25-April 9 … first career homer in 18-10 LSU victory over New Orleans (March 29) … 3-for-5 vs. Nicholls State (Feb. 12) with two runs and one RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year standout at 5A powerhouse Jesuit High School in New Orleans … as a senior, batted a state-high .505 with seven homers and 34 RBI leading the Blue Jays to their third consecutive district championship and another state tournament appearance … shined on the mound, recording a 10-0 record and throwing a one-hit shutout in the 5A state quarterfinals … played on numerous all-star teams, including Baseball America’s World Wooden Bat squad and the Bill Hood Louisiana All-Star team in June of 2003 … was invited by Baseball America to play at the National Showcase in Lincoln, Neb. … spearheaded Jesuit to the 2002 5A state title as a starting shortstop … compiled a .385 batting average on the 2002 season and hit .469 at the state tournament in New Iberia … also lettered one year in track and field as a javelin thrower. 
 
PERSONAL
Full name is Jerry Michael Hollander III … parents are Mike and Sheila Hollander … has one younger sister, Melanie and one younger brother, Mitchell … interests include hunting, fly fishing, surfing and ping-pong … chose LSU because of “the tradition of winning in athletics and the quality education opportunity” … majoring in communication studies at LSU … born October 30, 1985.

Hollander’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 (three times; last 3/22/08 vs. Arkansas)
Hits: 4 (6/1/08 vs. Southern Miss)
Runs Scored: 4 (2/14/06 vs. Centenary)
Doubles: 2 (six times, last 4/21/07 at Miss. State)
Triples: 1 (eight times; last 5/15/08 at Auburn)
Home Runs: 1 (several times)
RBI: 5 (3/10/07 vs. Southern Miss)
Stolen Bases: 2 (3/10/06 vs. Stetson; 3/10/07 vs. Southern Miss)

 

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