This is part of The Shadow League’s Black History Month In Focus series celebrating Black excellence in sports and culture.
Despite being the No. 1 ranked high school football player in the country, former NFL player Myron Rolle, of Bahamian descent, equally recognized the medical profession as a viable life option. He played and won at the highest levels in college.
Now, five years after playing in his last professional football game, and four years after announcing he was leaving the game to pursue his studies, Rolle is still being more awesome than his 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash could have possibly foretold. The 30-year-old Rolle has a doctorate in nuerosurgery from Florida University College of Medicine. He’s also the chairman of the Myron L. Rolle Foundation, which serves people from areas that are disadvantaged in health, wellness, and education In the United States and globally.