36 Brian Rolle

Brian Rolle Ohio State
usaUnited States
Immokalee, FL
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Post-OSU Update: Brian Rolle was a sixth round pick (193rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Rolle played two NFL seasons, both with Philly, starting the majority of his rookie season. For his career, Rolle compiled 58 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery (for a TD), and four pass break ups. (updated: Aug. 2023)

Pronunciation: roll

Major: Sociology (2010), Education (2008-09)

Weight: 218 (2010), 221 (2008-09), 210 (2007)

2010 Media Guide: 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: 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.

2009 Media Guide: Up-and-coming young defender with ability to contribute in a number of roles … explosive hitter who packs a punch … played well this spring at middle linebacker, sharing time with Austin Spitler … will contend for a starting role.

2008: 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.

2008 Media Guide: Promising young defender with ability to contribute in a number of roles … explosive hitter who packs a punch … is working this spring at wide-side linebacker behind Marcus Freeman and Ross Homan … battled some injuries during the off-season.

2007: 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: Rated as the No. 6 weakside linebacker prospect in the nation and the No. 12 prospect
overall in Florida … twice named all-state and is the only two-time winner of the Naples Daily News Broxson Trophy, which is 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 … has an explosive first step and runs a 4.6 40-yard dash … 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: Born Nov. 20, 1988 … son of Arthur and Sandra Glenn … has five siblings … relative of Arizona Cardinal Antrel Rolle … brother William played football at Illinois State … enjoys running, playing video games and weightlifting … if he had a spare hour he would read Bible quotes or go over his math … favorite American from history is W.E.B. DuBois … chose to be a Buckeye because “this is where men are made.”


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2007Ohio State13NA181083.091.060000000
2008Ohio State12NA2181300000017000
2009Ohio State13NA9537587.0210001139101
2010Ohio State13NA76354111.5452.52011230411