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Myron Rolle was an incredible college football player. The former Florida State star was a high-level safety during his career with the Seminoles and, if he wanted to concentrate exclusively on football, there is little doubt that Rolle could earn a nice living playing the sport in the NFL.

However, the now 30-year-old Rolle always had bigger plans beyond football as one of the smartest people in the country. That statement might sound hyperbolic but, given his track record as a Rhodes Scholar, it isn’t. With that in mind, Rolle’s next step in his education is also ridiculously impressive, as he will be beginning a neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rolle’s next step begins in July and he shed a bit of additional light on what his future holds in speaking with WCTV in Tallahassee on Friday.

“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… Saving lives and helping people live a better life, that’s going to make life worth living.”

Myron Rolle probably won’t become the most famous Florida State alum, simply because he didn’t pursue football at the highest level in the way that others have. Still, there is nothing wrong with the path he has chosen and Rolle continues to be an incredible and inspirational story for young student-athletes everywhere.

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