The Life of a Student-Athlete

The Life of a Student-Athlete

Myron Rolle

3.1.2009

Myron Rolle

Born in 1986, Myron Rolle aspires to play in the National Football League and attend medical school. He played as a safety with FSU, completed all necessary pre-medical requirements, and was able to graduate in just two and a half years with a 3.75 grade point average, earning a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Currently, Mr. Rolle is completing a Master of Public Administration degree. In January 2009, he announced that he will postpone his NFL career to spend a year studying at Oxford University, where he plans to earn a one-year master’s degree in medical anthropology.

The first major-college football player in a generation to be named a Rhodes Scholar, Florida State safety Mryon Rolle discusses his life as the consummate "student-athlete" in a speech at the Clinton School. In partnership with the Arkansas Association of Public Universities, the lecture discusses education, the role of parents, athletics, and Mr. Rolle's future aspirations to play in the National Football League and attend medical school.