Brian Rolle

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Brian Rolle
20091121 Vincent Smith runs behind Kevin Grady lead block as Brian Rolle attempts a tackle.jpg
Rolle attempts a tackle on Vincent Smith in 2009.
Free agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-20) November 20, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Immokalee, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Immokalee (FL)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 193
Debuted in 2011 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 58
Sacks 1.0
Interceptions 0
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Brian Rolle (born November 20, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State. Rolle was a two-year starter at middle linebacker for Ohio State and led the Buckeyes with 76 tackles as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Rolle was projected to be drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9⅝ in 229 lb 4.53 s 1.56 s 2.56 s 4.26 s 6.89 s 33 in 9 ft 7 in 28 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Rolle was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round (193rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the team on July 27, 2011. He became the Eagles starting weak-side linebacker before week 4 and then started all of Philadelphia's remaining 13 games. He scored his first career touchdown in week 9, after he stripped Chicago Bears' RB Matt Forte and picked up the ball and scored. He also recorded a sack against Miami in week 13. He was released by the Eagles October 2, 2012 for poor special teams play.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Rolle was signed to a futures/reserve contract on January 9, 2013 by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2]

Personal[edit]

Rolle is cousin of New York Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle, former Baltimore Ravens defensive back Samari Rolle, and former Tennessee Titans defensive back Myron Rolle. Rolle's second cousin is former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson. Rolle is a native of Immokalee, Florida.

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