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Myron Rolle

Sport: Football

Born: October 30, 1985

Town: Galloway Twp.

Myron L. Rolle was born October 30, 1986 in Houston and grew up in Galloway Township in Atlantic County. Myron was the child of Bahamian immigrants, whose family was strong in both athletics and academics. His cousins, Antrelle and Samari, were both college and pro football stars. Chad Johnson and Keyshawn Johnson were also cousins. Myron was a three-season athlete with a near-perfect GPA. He attended Peddie in Hightstown and the Hun School in Princeton, where he played football and basketball and ran track. After his senior season, ESPN ranked Myron, a punishing running back and a swift, hard-hitting defensive back, as the #1 all-around player in his graduating class. He also won the Watkins Trophy as the nation’s most gifted African-American scholar-athlete.

Courted by numerous college programs, Myron chose to follow in Samari’s footsteps and accepted a scholarship from Florida State. He joined the Seminoles with the understanding that he would be allowed to take a full pre-med curriculum. After football, he wanted to be a neurosurgeon. Myron started 12 games for FSU as a freshman in 2006 and was named a first-team Freshman All-American safety and ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year. As a junior in 2008, Myron earned third-team All-America recognition and helped the Seminoles finish 9–4, including a win over Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl. That would be Myron’s final college game. After three years he had completed the bulk of his undergraduate work and received a Rhodes Scholarship. He earned his Masters in Medical Anthropology at Oxford in 2010.

That spring, Myron was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. He was a member of Tennessee’s practice squad for two years and also spent time in the Steelers organization, but left the sport after 2012 without having played a down in a regular-season game. Myron returned to Florida State and enrolled in Medical School. He graduated in 2017 and then began a neurosurgery residency at Boston General and Harvard Medical School—one of just 3 doctors accepted by the program out of 300 applicants. Dr. Rolle plans on a career in pediatric neurosurgery. His wife, Latoya LeGrand, is a pediatric dentist.


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