- Antrel Rolle
birthdate=birth date and age|1982|12|16
University of Miami
Antrel Rocelious Rolle (born
December 16, 1982in Homestead, Florida) is an American football free safety, drafted eighth overall in the 2005 NFL Draftby the Arizona Cardinalsout of the University of Miami.
outh Dade High School
Antrel Rolle attended South Dade High School in
Homestead, Florida. As a senior, on defense, he posted three interceptions and 86 tackles. On offense, he had four receptions for 160 yards (40.0 yards per rec. avg.) and a touchdown. As a junior, on defense, he posted three interceptions, 85 tackles, and five pass deflections, and he returned three kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns. San francisco 49ers free safety marcus hudson high school teammate.
University of Miami
Rolle was an All-American CB at Miami where he especially exceled in press-coverage. Notable performances included shutting down future All-American receivers
Larry Fitzgerald(3 catches for 26 yards) and Calvin Johnson (2 catches for 10 yards).
2001, his freshman season, Rolle was one of four true freshman to letter at Miami. He appeared in eight games, recording eight tackles and an interception. Rolle started 11 games as a sophomore in 2002, earning All- Big Eastfirst-team honors. Rolle totaled a career-high 66 tackles with two sacks, six tackles for a loss, seven pass deflections, and an interception for the season.
2003, as a junior, Rolle recorded 51 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, seven broken up passes, and two interceptions on the year. In his final season, 2004, Rolle was a consensus All-American. He recorded 58 tackles his senior year, 6.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, six pass deflections, and an interception. He was hurt late in the '04 season and missed the Virginia Techgame due to a foot sprain.
Rolle's career did not start off well mainly because of torn
cartilagein his left kneesuffered September 25, 2005in a game against the Seattle Seahawks. The torn cartilagerequired surgery on October 3, 2005and put Rolle out for almost the entire 2005 NFL season.
Rolle returned and played on
December 11, 2005against the Washington Redskins, where he recorded his first interception and returned it for 29 yards. He played in week 14 and again in week 15 against the Houston Texans.
2007campaign did not start well for Rolle as he lost his starting spot in the preseason. [ [http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/95501 Cardinals notebook: Cornerback Rolle loses starting spot | Cardinals / NFL | eastvalleytribune.com ] ] However, he battled back and had the highlight of his career on November 18when he intercepted 3 passes by Carson Palmerof the Cincinnati Bengals, returning the first two for touchdowns of 55 and 54 yards. He returned the third interception all the way to the end zone as well, but it was called back on a penalty. [ [http://www.azcardinals.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=2085 Official Site of the Arizona Cardinals ] ] [ [http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/boxscore?gid=20071118004 NFL - Arizona Cardinals/Cincinnati Bengals Box Score Sunday November 18, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports ] ] Rolle was rewarded for his performance when he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. [ [http://www.azcentral.com/sports/cardinals/articles/1120rolle.html Rolle gets defense award ] ] Rolle finished the season with 61 tackles, 5 interceptions, and three return touchdowns. His interception total was tied for ninth most in the NFL. Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhuntannounced on February 2008 that Rolle will be moved to free safetyfor the 2008 season.
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