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The top 100 FSU football players: No. 62— cornerback Samari Rolle

Another All-ACC cornerback that Florida State has produced.

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Florida State is famous for producing defensive backs.

From legends like Deion Sanders to Jalen Ramsey, FSU has rolled out more great secondary players than most teams in the country. Samari Rolle, who played for the ’Noles from 1994-97, was another All-ACC talent.

Hailing from Miami, Rolle was a two-year starter for the Seminoles and earned First Team All-ACC and 3rd Team All-American honors during his senior season. Rolle racked up 111 tackles and 12 interceptions during his career at FSU, and four of those interceptions came against his hometown Hurricanes.

In his two years as a starter for the Seminoles, FSU went 22-2 and a perfect 16-0 in conference play. Rolle was smack dab in the middle of Bobby Bowden’s legendary run at FSU in the late 90s that saw the Seminoles emerge as a national powerhouse.

After exhausting his eligibility, Rolle was drafted by the Tennessee Oilers in the second round (46th overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft.

Rolle helped the Oilers earn a trip to Super Bowl XXXIV, in which they lost to the Kurt Warner and the Greatest Show on Turf. He was also selected to the 2000 Pro Bowl and named First Team All-Pro following a season in which he recorded seven interceptions.

Rolle played for both Tennessee and Baltimore before retiring in 2010.

Although his playing days are long over, Rolle is still involved with football and serves as an assistant coach at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach and coaches 7on7 with the South Florida Express.