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Former FSU star Myron Rolle lands neurosurgery residency at Harvard
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Former FSU star Myron Rolle lands neurosurgery residency at Harvard

Rolle earned a Rhodes scholarship while playing football for the Seminoles.

"Student-athlete" is a term the NCAA insists be applied to everyone participating in college sports, no matter where academics rank among their priorities. Few have been more worthy of the moniker than Myron Rolle.

The former Florida State safety learned Friday that he has been accepted for a neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, the next step on a path he had planned out even before stepping away from the NFL to enter med school.

Rolle has long been on a different program than his football-playing peers. He earned a Rhodes scholarship while at FSU and deferred his NFL career for a year while earning a Master's in medical anthropology at Oxford University.

He didn't end up playing in a regular-season game and ultimately entered FSU's medical school to pursue his real dream. At age 30, he is now one step closer to fulfilling it, with his residency set to begin July 1.

"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," Rolle told WCTV in Tallahassee on Friday. "… Saving lives and helping people live a better life, that's going to make life worth living."

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