Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle has moved past NFL for medical school

Chris Mahr
Yahoo Sports

As scores of college football players anxiously await their fates between now and this week’s three-day NFL draft, former Florida State safety Myron Rolle bides his time in anticipation of something else: Whether or not he is accepted to medical school.

“Within 10 days or so I should hear back from a few,” Rolle said last week over the phone from the Philadelphia offices of a managed care organization, AmeriHealth Caritas, where he is four weeks into an administrative fellowship. “I don’t know where I’ll be, but I know I’m looking for schools with good neurosurgery programs in places where I want to live.”

Now 26, Rolle would be lying if he said he expected that this would be the path his life would take.ESPN’s top prospect in the Class of 2006 out of The Hun School in Princeton, NJ, Rolle had initially planned to spend a couple years in Tallahassee, another decade or so playing in the NFL and then embark on a career devoted to medicine and philanthropy.

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