Myron Rolle Picks Academics Over Millions

Myron Rolle
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 26, 2009

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Myron Rolle was the No. 1 draft pick out of high school and had 72 scholarship offers before he decided to attend Florida State University. In this game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Florida State Seminoles, FSU not only defeated Maryland 24-16 but Myron found out he had been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship the very same day.

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Here is a young Myron as a freshman at his high school prom.

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Being healthy and fit have always been important to Myron. Here he is posing with one of his best friends at a local Water Park.

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Myron attended The Hun School of Princeton. Here he is being a regular kid, hanging out with his friends. When he just wants to chill, Myron loves popping in his iPod and listening to dancehall and Caribbean tunes.

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Myron was just a senior in high school when he won the The Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award given to the top high school African-American scholar athlete.

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Myron credits his dad and four older brothers for teaching him about football. Here he stands at the center of it all for a shoot with ESPN magazine featuring (left to right) brothers Marvis, Mordecai, dad, mom, and brother McKinley.

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Here at the Penn State Nike Camp as a rising junior in high school, Myron sits in the center of his loving family, including (left to right) brother McKinley, mom, dad, and his oldest brother, Marchant.

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If he couldn’t be a football star or a medical hero, Myron believes he would make a great politician. “I feel that public service is so important and giving back, being a role model and helping people in need is something that I would love to do,” says Myron.

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Myron was born in the Bahamas, grew up in Houston, went to high in New Jersey, and announced at Trump Plaza that he would be attending college at Florida State University. Now, he’s off to study in Great Britain.

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Myron is looking forward to becoming a doctor one day, working both domestically and globally. His long-term goal is to open up a clinic in the Bahamas, where he was born.

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