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Former NFL player and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle graduates from medical school


FORMER NFL star Myron Rolle has graduated from Florida State medical school.

Myron, who was drafted by the Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft and later signed with the Steelers in 2012, will begin a neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

He earned his master’s degree in medical anthropology at Oxford. He was also a Rhodes Scholar before enrolling at FSU’s medical school.

“Been waiting on this moment since the 5th grade,” he wrote on Instagram. “To be Dr. Myron Rolle. Glad it came today!”

Now, Myron will be treating patients and training amid concerns and contention within the medical field about the safety of American football. He wants to help his two worlds — medicine and football — find common ground, he said.

Not until “toward the end of my career, I started to think about concussions and what the effects of repetitive concussions can do,” he said.

“Football has done so much for me, given me friends, family, given me life lessons that now I can use in the operating room or just as a leader,” he said. “I would hate to see it go, and I would love to see it around.”


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