Watch former Florida State safety, Rhodes Scholar Myrone Rolle wow politicians on Capitol Hill

Nick Birdsong

Myron Rolle understands he's the exception. 

Once deemed the nation's No. 1 overall college football prospect by ESPN, the former Florida State safety became a Rhodes Scholar, was an NFL draft pick and enjoyed a brief career with the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers before pursuing his medical career full time. 

And while he knows few college students, let alone athletes, will reach the heights he has a future neurosurgeon but he's hoping athletic programs would create environments that allow athletes to flourish on and off the field. 

That's why he spoke on Capitol Hill recently.

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