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From NFL To Neurosurgeon: Meet Myron Rolle Who Didn’t Want To Be Known As Just Another Athlete!

from: 08 . 05 . 18

When it comes to America’s most adored football game, Myron Rolle, was No. 1 in the US. He played football well, but did not just want to be known as another athlete. He was a First Team Freshman All-American in 2006 and won the third All-America team and the second All-ACC team honors in 2008, his last season in Tallahassee. Myron Rolle was rated by ESPN as the # 1 rookie in the US in 2006, so it’s no wonder he went on to play in the NFL.

Before him, “there hasn’t really been anybody who I saw doing NFL and neurosurgery,”

He decided to postpone his entry into the NFL draft for a full year to study medicine in Oxford, England, he was a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship, the most prestigious academic award given.

Coming back to the United States, the Tennessee Titans took over Rolle, selecting him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, was released in early 2011, however, and in the midst of success, he thought about his personal achievement and followed his instincts.

Now, after much study, he has graduate in the spring of 2017 with his doctorate from Florida State University College of Medicine.

In the end, it’s an incredible experience to play alongside some of the best athletes in the world.

Now, Rolle will be treating patients and training amid concerns and contention within the medical field about the safety of American football. He wants to help his two worlds — medicine and football — find common ground, he said.
Not until “toward the end of my career, I started to think about concussions and what the effects of repetitive concussions can do,” he said.
“Football has done so much for me, given me friends, family, given me life lessons that now I can use in the operating room or just as a leader,” he said. “I would hate to see it go, and I would love to see it around.”
He is also the chairman of the Myron L. Rolle Foundation, which serves people in need in the areas of health, wellness, and education in the United States and around the world.

The mark he leaves on others is one of hope and of believing that everything is possible.

“I’m glad that I walked into my purpose,” Rolle said. “I’m glad that I walked into something that was a smooth transition from football.”


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