Myron Rolle from the Gridiron to the Ivy leagues

By Antwon Smith
Mar. 18, 2017

If you haven't heard of Myron Rolle former star defensive back at Florida state university then I suggest you put on your reading glasses and take a quick look at how he went from the playing field to a Rhodes scholar and now a resident at Harvard university medical school and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Rolle was a star defensive back for the Seminoles from 2006-2008 and won many accolades while on campus, as he would be awarded one of the his prestigious honors, the Rhodes scholar. He would graduate after only 2.5 years at FSU. He was also named to first team All-SEC as a freshman and defensive rookie of the year. He kept his eye on the prize as he would interview for the Rhodes scholarship and play the same day in College Park, Maryland one of the highlights of his journey.

He would take a year off before pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL. He would be drafted in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans and play 2 seasons there. He would try out for the Pittsburgh Steelers but he didn't make the 53 man Roster.

Rolle played 3 seasons in the NFL before pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor

In 2013, He returned to FSU to enter medical school. Rolle was excited about being a doctor; "Seven years of neurosurgery is a big deal, something I wanted for a long time, really excited about it. Today is just great, it's remarkable," Rolle told WCTV in Tallahassee on Friday. "... Saving lives and helping people live a better life, that's going to make life worth living."

Rolle will begin his residency on July 1st in Boston. Well wishes to Myron and keep striving for greatness!

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