Former Florida State football standout Myron Rolle announced Friday he was accepted for a neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. The 30-year-old played safety for the Seminoles before obtaining a master’s degree in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford. The Tennessee Titans selected him with the final pick in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft, but he never played professionally.
Rolle’s father, Whitney Rolle, said he warned his son against pursuing the unlikely and demanding combination of football and medicine. “I can remember years ago when I [told] him, ‘You cannot play football and be a doctor, and he told me, ‘No, daddy. You watch and see: I’m going to do both.'” Rolle is scheduled to begin the residency program July 1.
“Saving lives and helping people live a better life, that’s going to make life worth living,” Rolle told WCTV’s Erika Fernandez on Friday. See kids there is a life after “professional ball” – Congratulations brother!
Original Story Credits: Andrew Gould