Conquering both Fields of Dreams

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2009 at 12:51 am

The college football season is taking form, rounding into shape, with many analysts projecting this year’s national champion. Will Florida repeat? Will USC win with a freshman quarterback? But before we crown a champion on the field, let’s take a glimpse into a champion of life.

Myron Rolle spurned the NFL. What? Yes, Myron Rolle, former standout safety at Florida State decided to forgeo the NFL for the 2009-10 season. Myron was a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and is currently working toward an MA degree in Medical Anthropology. While at Florida State, Rolle took his jobs as student-athlete very seriously. On the field, Rolle was a three year starter, off the field, he graduated Magna Cum Laude in less than 3 years with a degree in Exercise Science. Ultimate goal for Rolle is to become a doctor, with an eye on improving the health care system in Bahamas, his parents home country.

Rolle has established a foundation, but perhaps most telling of his mission and vision to serve, Rolle has secured 5 acres of land in Exuma Island, Bahamas for a medical clinic and sportsplex. In a telephone interview, Rolle stated that “It’s really pertinent, because the people of Exuma, if there is something really serious happening to them, medically, at night especially, and they have to catch a flight to Nassau, the main island, it’s very inconvenient, and a lot of people can’t afford that flight. A lot of times that may be the difference between their life being saved or not, that time gap. So I think this is going to be a special project.” Click here to read more on the medical clinic and sportsplex.


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