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David Fleming
August 30, 1999
In 1995 Florida State retired the jersey of All-Pro cornerback Deion Sanders. But before jersey number 2 was retired, Samari Rolle wore it as a Seminoles cornerback. All Rolle did was have an All-ACC career, which culminated with his being selected in the second round of the 1998 draft by Tennessee. If Rolle continues to develop as he has in the NFL, the school may have to retire it in Rolle's name as well. Like Deion, Rolle has the two components of a great cornerback: speed (a 4.32 in the 40) and a craving for challenges. Last year the 6-foot, 175-pound Rolle overcame a neck injury during training camp to lead the team's rookies with 30 tackles. He also had two sacks and a forced fumble. At a June minicamp, coaches were raving about Rolle, who seemed to get his hands on almost every pass thrown in his direction. It may be only a matter of time before he replaces Darryll Lewis in the starting lineup.
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In 1995 Florida State retired the jersey of All-Pro cornerback Deion Sanders. But before jersey number 2 was retired, Samari Rolle wore it as a Seminoles cornerback. All Rolle did was have an All-ACC career, which culminated with his being selected in the second round of the 1998 draft by Tennessee. If Rolle continues to develop as he has in the NFL, the school may have to retire it in Rolle's name as well. Like Deion, Rolle has the two components of a great cornerback: speed (a 4.32 in the 40) and a craving for challenges. Last year the 6-foot, 175-pound Rolle overcame a neck injury during training camp to lead the team's rookies with 30 tackles. He also had two sacks and a forced fumble. At a June minicamp, coaches were raving about Rolle, who seemed to get his hands on almost every pass thrown in his direction. It may be only a matter of time before he replaces Darryll Lewis in the starting lineup.

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