Coaches

Zerick Rollins
Linebackers
College:
Texas A&M
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
9

Zerick Rollins begins his eighth season with the Seahawks and third in the role of coaching linebackers, serving the previous four years as defensive line/quality control coach and the 2001 season as defensive assistant.

 

Last season he saw Lofa Tatupu make his third career Pro Bowl in as many years, while also making the AP All-Pro first team for the first time in his career with his third straight 100-tackle season. He became first Seahawks player since Chad Brown (1997-99) to lead the team in tackles three straight seasons and first since Brown to post 100+ tackles in three straight seasons. For the second straight year, his linebackers were three of the top four tacklers on the team, with Julian Peterson recording 9.5 sacks and his second straight Pro Bowl berth.

 

In 2006, his linebacking trio were three of the top four tacklers on the team, while Peterson turned in a Pro Bowl season with a career-high 10.0 sacks, Tatupu making his second Pro Bowl appearance in as many years and Leroy Hill setting a career-high with 92 tackles (70 solo).

 

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 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 tutelege also developed 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 1998-00 at his alma mater, Texas A&M, assisting the defensive line for the first two years and safeties in his final season.

 

Was a two-year starter at defensive end for the 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.


He graduated with a degree in Economics and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Born June 20, 1975 in Houston, Texas. Rollins and his wife, Chandra, have three daughters, Zeriah, Zenae, Adanna, and three sons, Zachary, Zerick and Zion.

Zerick Rollins begins his eighth season with the Seahawks and third in the role of coaching linebackers, serving the previous four years as defensive line/quality control coach and the 2001 season as defensive assistant.

 

Last season he saw Lofa Tatupu make his third career Pro Bowl in as many years, while also making the AP All-Pro first team for the first time in his career with his third straight 100-tackle season. He became first Seahawks player since Chad Brown (1997-99) to lead the team in tackles three straight seasons and first since Brown to post 100+ tackles in three straight seasons. For the second straight year, his linebackers were three of the top four tacklers on the team, with Julian Peterson recording 9.5 sacks and his second straight Pro Bowl berth.

 

In 2006, his linebacking trio were three of the top four tacklers on the team, while Peterson turned in a Pro Bowl season with a career-high 10.0 sacks, Tatupu making his second Pro Bowl appearance in as many years and Leroy Hill setting a career-high with 92 tackles (70 solo).

 

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 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 tutelege also developed 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 1998-00 at his alma mater, Texas A&M, assisting the defensive line for the first two years and safeties in his final season.

 

Was a two-year starter at defensive end for the 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.


He graduated with a degree in Economics and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Born June 20, 1975 in Houston, Texas. Rollins and his wife, Chandra, have three daughters, Zeriah, Zenae, Adanna, and three sons, Zachary, Zerick and Zion.

Career History:


1998-2000   Texas A&M-Graduate Assistant


2001            Seattle Seahawks-Defensive Assistant


2002-05       Seattle Seahawks-Defensive Line/Quality Control


2006-           Seattle Seahawks - Linebackers

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