Rolin invited to All-Star Game

Published 9:22 am Monday, June 13, 2011

Blue Devil Marshall Rolin will be playing the North-South All-Star Game on July 14 in Montgomery.|Photo by Chandler Myers

Next month, Escambia County Blue Devils head football coach Mark Heaton and former Blue Devil T.C. Brown are headed to Montgomery for the North-South All-Star Game, but when they make the trip they will have one more person in tow.

Former Blue Devil Marshall Rolin was called up from first alternate to play for the South squad after a defensive back had to drop out of the game.

Rolin, one of the Blue Devils most efficient defnesive players during his time at ECHS, was called by Heaton earlier this week to find out if he would be interested in playing in the game.

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Heaton said he heard from the South coach Brent Hubbert, who is the head coach of Maplesville High School in Chilton County.

“Coach Hubbert called me and asked if Marshall would be interested in playing for the team and if he could do it,” he said.

For Heaton, the chance to have two players in the game is exciting for him and the Blue Devils program.

“I think it will be great for them to go up there together as teammates instead of just one of them going,” he said. “Marshall and T.C. are going to be on the field with some of the best players in Alabama, and it’ll be hard work. At the same time, it’s a reward and a testament to the hard work they put in last season.

Rolin finished the 2010 season with 68 tackles, five pass break ups and one interception.

When the coaches for the South team made their selections in March, Rolin was not chosen to be on the team in the first selection, but was thought of enough by the coaches to be a first alternate.

Heaton said he nominated Rolin because he was hard-working, reliable player for ECHS. He added those traits led to him being the first alternate.

“I nominated Marshall because he was our lock-down cornerback,” he said. “He was the guy we knew we could match up with a team’s game changing receiver because he was going to make the plays. Of all the kids for him to be a first alternate and to get the call is a blessing to him, this program and this community.”

The North-South All-Star Game will take place on July 14 in Montgomery.