The Baltimore Ravens may have won against the Carolina Panthers, but the 13-3 final score was less than inspiring for one of the league’s better offenses led by Lamar Jackson. Samari Rolle breaks down how the Ravens ended up merely escaping against one of the league’s worst teams.
Samari Rolle is a former NFL defensive back who played for the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens from 1998 to 2009, making All-Pro in 2000 and also being voted to the Pro Bowl that season.
Rolle was a member of the Titans’ Super Bowl XXXIV team, considered one of the best lockdown cornerbacks in the NFL.
Rolle joined the Titans as a second-round pick in 1998 after an all-conference career at Florida State University, where he continued the school’s run of excellence at the position. The peak of his four years at Florida State came as a senior when he was voted to the All-ACC team and was a third-team All-American.
He was a starter as a rookie and soon showed his ball-hawking skills with a three-interception game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, tying a Titans franchise mark.
He would make 435 tackles, 31 interceptions, and break up 112 passes during his 11-season career. Teams would often build game plans on offense to avoid Rolle.
Rolle hails from Miami Beach, where he attended Miami Beach Senior High School. He earned Prep Defensive Player of the Year honors while being chosen to the Super 24 Florida-Georgia game roster. He was a high school teammate with future Pro Bowler Duane Starks, and in his NFL career Rolle wore the number 22 as a tribute to him.
Rolle currently lives in Florida with his wife, and his football career continues as a high school coach.
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