2 Rolland Steele

Rolland Steele Ohio State
usaUnited States
Dublin, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1996, 1997

Jersey #: 2 (1997-98), 14 (1996)

Major: Computer Information Systems (1998), Undecided (1996-97)

Weight: 170 (1998), 160 (1997)

1998 Media Guide: A back-up to Ahmed Plummer at cornerback … slowed somewhat by a shoulder injury this spring … a good athlete with excellent speed … played last year as a redshirt freshman … defensive backs coach Jon Tenuta says Rolland “has come a long way … he keeps competing and he keeps working hard.”

1997: Played in 10 games and had nine tackles (seven solos) … picked off his first career interception at Missouri and returned it seven yards … recorded three tackles vs. Bowling Green and
Illinois … was also credited with a pass break-up.

1997 Media Guide: Redshirted last year … hopes to work his way into the cornerback rotation this year … good athlete with excellent speed … developed a reputation in high school as an excellent cover corner … needs to add weight and strength in order to be more effective on this level, but is fearless when taking on bigger players … will probably get some playing time with the special teams this year … wore No. 14 last year, but switched to No. 2 in the spring.

High School: Intercepted five passes and had 63 tackles as a senior at Scioto High School … also rushed tor 853 yards and eight TDs … For his career, had 124 tackles and seven interceptions … Associated Press first-team all-Ohio defense (Division II)… rated the seventh best defensive back in the Midwest by Bluechip Illustrated … rated the 83rd best player in the Midwest by Prep
Football Report … Rated the 88th best player in the Midwest by SuperPrep … Rated the 28th best player in Ohio by The Ohio Football Recruiting News … played in the annual Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 all-star game … High School teammate of Buckeye signee Nick Goings … Helped lead Scioto to the Division II State Championship as a senior … Three-year starter and letter winner
in football and four-year letter winner in track … was an All-Ohio selection in track, as well as all-district and all- league … High school coach is Bryan Deal.

Personal: His brother, Jeff, played football at Northeast Louisiana … chose Ohio State because “1 wanted to stay close to my family” … Has one brother and one sister … plans to major in computer information science … Full name is Rolland Andrew Steele.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFIntInt YdsPBU
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