Myron Rolle to Attend FSU Medical School


Former Florida State safety and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle, 26, is realizing his post-NFL dream of attending medical school with hopes of one day being a neurosurgeon. What’s more, he’s heading back to Tallahassee to do so.

Rolle’s brother and business manager, McKinley, emailed Lost Lettermen on Thursday night saying that Myron will be attending the FSU College of Medicine. Rolle posted a message to his website on Thursday announcing his decision, which read in part:

“So where to spend the next four years of my life learning to be an excellent physician? Thankfully, my athletic, academic and philanthropic resume made me a decent candidate for medical schools around the country. And I thought about these factors: 1) the school’s mission meeting my ideology; 2) where I wanted to practice in the future; 3) where my foundation could intersect with my studies; 4) and how much interest a school/community has expressed in me throughout the years. After gathering that information, the choice was clear. I will be attending Florida State University College of Medicine this fall. I am excited and my cup runneth over. So if you see me eating at ‘Up in Smoke’ on Tennessee over the next four years (which I plan to a lot!), make sure you say hello.”

Currently an administrative fellow at AmeriHealth Caritas, a Philadelphia-based managed care organization, Rolle decided to walk away from football following his release from the Pittsburgh Steelers at the tail end of the 2012 preseason and fully devote his life to medicine and philanthropy.

He’s already doing great things when it comes to the latter, as his eponymous foundation has launched several initiatives promoting health and fitness awareness for underprivileged children. Now he’s on his way to a career in the former. Myron Rolle profile

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