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Inside the brain of Antrel Rolle

The Giants safety wasn't always outspoken, but his family taught him to be a leader

Updated: January 20, 2012, 4:08 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- Antrel Rolle can still remember the popping sound of nails being sucked out of the walls as the home he grew up in was disintegrating all around him.

On Aug. 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew and its unforgiving 145 mph winds flattened and shredded seemingly everything in its path in small cities south of Miami, including Rolle's hometown of Homestead, Fla.

Rolle and his family were in their 1,500-square-foot home when Andrew hit. A then-9-year-old Rolle remembers ...

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