December 4, 2006 - by
Myron Rolle Named Sporting News’ ACC Freshman Defensive Player Of The Year

Dec. 4, 2006

Tallahassee, FL –
Florida State’s Myron Rolle was named The Sporting News’ ACC Freshman Defensive Player of the Year. The Seminole rover was one of five Florida State players to be named to the All-ACC Freshman team, more than double any other team in the ACC with the exception of Miami who placed three players on the squad. Four of the 11 members of the All-ACC Freshman defensive team were Seminoles.

Along with Rolle, Everette Brown, Jamie Robinson and Dekoda Watson were all honored. Tight End Brandon Warren was the lone Seminole representative on the offensive side of the ball.

Rolle has started 11 games for FSU since replacing injured starter Anthony Houllis. He finished the regular season third on the team in tackles to go along with a sack and five pass break-ups. Rolle is currently the only freshman in the ACC in the top 20 for tackles and no other first year player in the conference evens ranks in the top 30.

Brown Played in all 12 games and made three starts for FSU. He recorded 24 tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and blocked a kick. The redshirt freshman was second on the team with 12 tackles for loss, which ranked him seventh in the ACC. He is one of only two freshmen in the ACC in the top 10 for TFL

Robinson played in 10 games and made four starts this season for the Seminoles. He is the fourth leading tackler among all FSU cornerbacks (22) and recorded three pass break-ups on the season and one tackle for loss.

With Buster Davis, Lawrence Timmons and Geno Hayes starting at linebacker for the Seminoles, Watson made just one start in 2006 but the true freshman made an impact playing in 10 games. He recorded two sacks and three and a half tackles for loss. He was tied with Brown for the second-most sacks by a Seminole freshman.

Warren led all FSU tight ends in receptions this season while averaging 11.3 yards per catch. He caught 27 balls for 293 yards and a touchdown in his inaugural campaign which saw the true freshman make 10 starts.

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