FORMER FLORIDA State football star Myron Rolle will begin his neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in July, he announced on Friday (March 17).
The 30-year-old, who was a Rhodes Scholar and then enrolled in medical school, played three seasons as a defensive back for the Seminoles, graduating early in 2008.
He deferred an NFL career for a year to earn a master’s degree in medical anthropology at Oxford.
“Happy to announce that I will be doing neurosurgery residency at MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL/HARVARD!! God’s good #Match2017,” he announced on Instagram on Friday.
“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,” Myron told WCTV in Tallahassee.”… Saving lives and helping people live a better life, that’s going to make life worth living.”
Myron has always spoke 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 the Florida State-Maryland game.