Position: Defensive Lines
Zerick Rollins was a part of the Seattle Seahawks organization for nine years, five in the role of coaching linebackers, while serving the previous four years as defensive assistant/ defensive line. He was part of the staff who helped the Seahawks make their first Super Bowl appearance following the 2005 season. Rollins served as interim linebackers coach in 2005 when John Marshall took over coordinating duties in place of Ray Rhodes. In his role, he guided rookie Lofa Tatupu’s development as he became the first rookie to lead the team in tackles (105, 86 solo) since 1977 and Tatupu was also named to the Pro Bowl. Rollins tutelage also developed Leroy Hill into another rookie standout as his 7.5 sacks set the club record for sacks by a rookie and ranked third among all NFL rookies.
Rollins began his coaching career serving as a graduate assistant from 1999-01 at his alma mater, Texas A&M, assisting the defensive line for the first two years and safeties in his final season. Rollins was a two-year starter at defensive end for the Texas A&M Aggies, where he helped lead A&M to its first Big 12 South Division crown in 1997. During that season, Rollins received the Academic Achievement Award, given to the student-athlete who “excelled in both academics and sports,” as well as a Hitachi Post Graduate Scholarship for his studies.
Currently, Rollins continues to mentor and pursue his passion for coaching by working with youth age athletes with Football University, and preparing college students for the NFL Combine with CES Performance. He also writes columns and has guest appearance on sports talk shows and websites in the Houston and College Station area.
- College: Texas A&M (1993-97)
- Seattle Seahawks (2001-09)
- Helped Bring Seahawks to First Super Bowl Appearance (XL)