“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”
From Gridiron to Neurosurgeon: 2008 Finalist Myron Rolle
- Updated: February 21, 2017
The dumb jock stereotype has been antiquated for quite sometime. However, it is a stereotype that we all love, and many of us have even aspired to, in our youth. And there are still many horror stories of players who attend universities with NFL dreams and no intention of actually feeding their brains. As well as coaches at universities who discourage their top athletes from taking on real deal, time-consuming academic loads.
Former NFL player Myron Rolle has been busting up stereotypes for a long time now, first doing so when he was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship as a student at football powerhouse Florida State and delayed entering the NFL for a year to study abroad at Oxford.