Myron Rolle Set To Begin Harvard Medical Residency

Former Florida State star Myron Rolle will begin a neurosurgery residency at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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.

images“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.

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