Sunday, January 23, 2011

ROLLE, HINES, BROWNING ALL PLAY WELL IN EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME

Brian Rolle was one of three Buckeyes to play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in Orlando. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
ORLANDO — Ohio State seniors Brian Rolle, Jermale Hines and Bryant Browning helped lead the East squad to a 25-8 victory on Saturday evening in the 86th Annual East-West Shrine Game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

Buckeyes linebacker Brian Rolle — who started at outside linebacker — would set the tone on the game's opening play, when he forced the football out of the hands of Hawaii tailback Alex Green, giving the East the ball deep inside West territory.

On the ensuing play for the East, Buckeyes offensive lineman Bryant Browning — who started at right guard on Saturday — made a perfect seal block on the outside that freed Syracuse tailback and offensive MVP, Delone Carter, for a 16-yard touchdown run for the 7-0 lead.

Browning would play most of the game, helping his NFL draft stock considerably with solid blocking all game long. Rolle finished with a couple tackles, to go along with a forced fumble, while Hines — who started at strong safety for the East — added a tackle and a pass breakup in the win.