Browns, Fujita partner with Sushi Rock

By Matt Florjancic, Staff Writer

Posted Nov 11, 2011

The Browns and linebacker Scott Fujita have partnered with Sushi Rock to help benefit Providence House, a local nonprofit organization that fights child abuse and neglect.

Browns linebackerScott Fujita can be described as a passionate person, but he does not limit that passion to sacking quarterbacks, blocking field goals or causing turnovers.

Away from the game, Fujita is passionate about raising awareness for charities throughout the country. From adoption to assisting those with cancer, Fujita offers a helping hand in any way he can.

“For me, or really any player, the window of time in this league is so small that I think we have an obligation and a responsibility to do as many good things as possible,” Fujita said. “You find things you’re passionate about. I want to do as much as I can while I’m still in this league.”

Earlier this week, Fujita and the Browns partnered with a local restaurant, Sushi Rock, for the second annual Rollin’ at the Rock campaign. Fujita and some of his teammates created new sushi rolls that will be added to Sushi Rock’s menu. From now until March 1st, 2012, $2 from each roll with be donated to Providence House, a local nonprofit organization that fights to end child abuse and neglect by protecting at-risk children, empowering families in crisis and building safe communities for every child.

“Last year, it was received pretty well and we raised a lot of money for a great cause, The Littlest Heroes,” Fujita said. “We came back for Season Two and tried to partner with another great organization in Providence House. To do that and have my teammates take part in it, it’s just been a lot of fun. We seek out organizations that would be a good fit for us to work with and we all thought Providence House was extremely well-deserving. We wanted to put them on the map and raise awareness for their cause.”

This year, defensive lineman Phil Taylor, wide receiverJordan Norwood, defensive backJoe Haden and offensive linemanJoe Thomas created their own sushi rolls.

Last year, running backPeyton Hillis created “The Razorback Roll”, while linebackerChris Gocong made “The Congo Roll” and centerAlex Mack started “The California Mack.”

Taylor’s “Taylor Made” roll features lump crab meat, tempura shrimp, lobster claw meat, cream cheese, cucumber and scallions, topped with lump crab meat and spicy mayonnaise. Haden’s “Gator Delicious” is comprised of cream cheese, avocado, crab meat and spicy tuna deep fried and served with a sweet-n-spicy sauce. Thomas’ “BLT2 has spicy tuna, bacon, lettuce, tomato and spicy mayonnaise. Norwood’s “The Perfect 10” features salmon, spicy tuna, yellowtail, cucumber, panko and spicy mayonnaise.

Fujita also created a roll. “The Fujita Roll” has shrimp tempura, jumbo lump crab, mango and cream cheese rolled and tempura fried, then topped with a mixture of chopped white tuna, scallops, snapper and spicy mayonnaise.

“Mine is the biggest; I think it’s probably the best,” Fujita said with a laugh. “It’s got a whole lot of everything, some crab, mango. It’s built up almost Mt. Fuji style. That’s the Fujita roll.”

To learn more about the “Rollin’ at the Rock” campaign, visit

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Filed in: Press Room • Friday, November 11th, 2011

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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more