Brian Rolle
Brian  Rolle


Immokalee, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-1½ / 218


Buckeye Bits: defender with ability to contribute in a number of roles ... explosive hitter who packs a punch ... brings great senior leadership to the defense ... returning starter who will work this spring at mike linebacker

2009 (Junior): starter at middle linebacker ... ranked second on team with 94 tackles ... picked off a Navy pass attempt on a two-point conversion and returned it 98 yards for the defensive PAT with just 2:23 remaining to seal the win ... team-high nine tackles in that opener ... eight tackles vs. USC ... team-best eight tackles vs. Toledo ... 39-yard interception to go with eight tackles and a sack in the win over Illinois ... four tackles at Indiana ... career-best 14 tackles in win over Wisconsin ... game-high 10 tackles at Purdue ... five tackles in Minnesota win ... recovered a New Mexico State fumble in the endzone for a touchdown ... 10 stops at Penn State ... four tackles in the Iowa win ... three TFL, nine tackles in win at Michigan ... three solo stops in Rose Bowl ... Attack Force award: Navy ... third-year letterwinner

2008 (Sophomore): versatile contributor on the special units ... 21 tackles for the season ... three tackles against Minnesota ... 7-yard interception at Michigan State ... five tackles at Northwestern ... recorded three tackles at Illinois ... special teams dog tags: Michigan State, Northwestern ... second-year letterman

2007 (Freshman): true freshman was an impact player on special teams, playing on three of those units ...18 tackles for the season ... team-high seven tackles and a sack against Kent State ... special units player of week: Northwestern ... scout team workhorse: Akron ... special teams dog tags: Akron, Northwestern, Michigan State ... first-year letterman

High School: twice named all-state and the only two-time winner of the Naples Daily News Broxson Trophy, given to the best football player in South Lee and Collier counties ... finished his senior season with 125 tackles to go along with 902 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns from the fullback position ... voted 2005 Defensive Player of the Year in his area ... key contributor on Immokalee's 2004 Class 2A state championship team ... named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star game ... anchored a defense that set school records for fewest points allowed (36) and most shutouts (six) in a season ... collected 158 tackles as a junior to go along with 548 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on 70 carries ... two-time team captain

Personal: son of Arthur and Sandra Coleman ... has five siblings ... cousin of Arizona Cardinal Antrel Rolle ... brother William played football at Illinois State ... a sociology major