Former Florida State star Myron Rolle will begin a neurosurgery residency at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The former FSU star and Rhodes scholar made the announcement Friday.
The 30-year-old Rolle played three seasons as a safety for the Seminoles, graduating early in 2008. He deferred his NFL career for a year to earn a master’s degree in medical anthropology at Oxford.
He was drafted in 2010 by the Tennessee Titans. But he never played a regular-season game in the NFL with Tennessee (2010-11) and then Pittsburgh (2012). In 2013, he returned to Tallahassee and entered FSU’s medical school.
“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 has always spoken openly of his goal to become a doctor following his football career. He famously took a chartered flight in 2008 from Birmingham, Alabama, to College Park, Maryland, to participate in his Rhodes scholarship interview and then play in a Florida State vs Maryland game.
Rolle’s residency begins July 1 of this year.