In an era when most small college football conferences played only 10 regular season games, Rochelle became a two-time NAIA Academic All-American and All-AIC quarterback for the University of Monticello (UAM). Sean was named the co-offensive player of the year of the AIC in 1988 and was named Offensive MVP of the first playoff game in UAM history, while also setting the UAM single-season scoring record of 98 points. He accounted for 4,615 total yards and 1,647 rushing yards (another UAM record) during his tenure. He was inducted in to the UAM Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, recognized with the UAM Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit in 2010 and had his jersey retired in 2015. Rochelle served on a number of coaching staffs (UAM, Arkansas,
Clemson, Houston and Azusa Pacific) where programs he was a part of participated in numerous playoff appearances and bowl games.