Myron Rolle was once billed as the smartest player entering the NFL. Now, Dr. Myron Rolle is the newest neurosurgeon to graduate from Florida State.
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Rolle’s path to the NFL was unprecedented. He graduated from Florida State in just 2.5 years, then postponed playing professional football while he studied at Oxford University. When he returned, there were questions of whether he was more committed to football or being an academic, which some believe hurt his draft stock.
Rolle was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft and retired in 2013 after he announced he was going back to school to pursue a medical degree. Now, Rolle has achieved his dream of becoming a doctor. Along the way he’s become an inspiration to everyone. These are some of the comments from his Instagram post.
Kids Doug Gilmour Jersey Hawkins made headlines early in the football season when he spoke candidly about his support of Colin Kaepernick during his national anthem protest, telling Cleveland.com:
It’s not so much about the kneeling as much as it is about the message. And it’s a message that you guys all know I’m passionate about and we’ve kind of been through this before.
Hawkins never shied away from standing up for what he believed in during his NFL career. He wore a shirt that said Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford in 2015, following the killing of 12-year-old Rice by Cleveland police, and Crawford, a 22-year-old also killed by Ohio police while holding a toy BB gun.
The receiver earned his master’s degree from Columbia in sports management and has not announced what his next move after football will be.