This Athlete Traded In His Football Cleats For A Scalpel

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Growing up in Galloway Township, New Jersey, Myron Rolle made a name for himself as one of the top high school football players in the state, culminating with the coveted Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy. While attending Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, he made it his goal to become both a player in the National Football League and a neurosurgeon. Fortunately for him, he managed to achieve both aspirations.

Myron Rolle’s Path To The NFL

During his time down in FSU, he earned a plethora of awards, including the Associated Press 3rd team All-American honors. The NFL was in his grips, but he postponed those dreams in order to further his education at Oxford University. Eventually, he graduated with an M.Sc. in medical anthropology and entered the NFL Draft in 2010, which is where he was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round.

From The ACC To The NFL

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With a brand new four-year contract in hand, Rolle was destined to become a star in the league, but things took a drastic turn when Titans head coach Jeff Fisher left the team.

Before the beginning of the 2011 season, the athlete was let go from the Titans, but the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to sign him to a reserve/future contract at the end of the season. However, things continued to not go Rolle’s way as he was released from his contract at the conclusion of the 2012 preseason.

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Finding His Way Off The Gridiron

With back-to-back releases, the athlete decided to retire from the game at the young age of 25.

With his departure, Rolle became the third NFL player to compete in the league and be a Rhodes Scholar; the other two individuals are Pat Haden, who played QB for the Los Angeles Rams from 1976 to 1981, and the late Byron White, who played as a halfback for the then Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Lions.

What he did after his NFL career is even more impressive!

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