Medical student, Florida State University
Myron Rolle is a second-year medical student at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He is one of only three people in history to have been received a Rhodes Scholarship and an NFL contract. Rolle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2008. A three-year starter as safety on the football team, Rolle earned AP All-American, All-ACC honors and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Rolle won the prestigious Cecil J. Rhodes Scholarship and earned the MSc in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University in 2009. Rolle delayed his NFL draft entry until completing his studies at Oxford. Upon his return in 2010, he was drafted in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans. Rolle played for one year on the Titans practice squad and was later signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers but did not make their final squad.
He started the Myron L. Rolle Foundation in 2009, dedicated to the support of health, wellness, educational, and other charitable initiatives throughout the world that benefit children and families in need. He is also on the Board of Trustees at Hampden Sydney College (VA). The son of Bahamian parents, Rolle is featured on a Bahamian national commemorative Independence Day stamp, which celebrates his Rhodes Scholarship accomplishment.
In January 2006 and just prior to his early enrollment at Florida State, Myron participated in the Knight Commission’s Summit on the Collegiate Experience where he joined other then prospective and current athletes in discussing their recruiting experiences as well as academic and athletic goals and challenges.