An Evening with Myron Rolle
- Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:30pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Former NFL player and lauded Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle will speak about his experiences as a student, philanthropist, humanitarian, and athlete. Rolle has lined his résumé with several outstanding accomplishments, demonstrating for all what it means to be a leader.
His accolades for athletics include all-ACC honors and ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2006, on top of 3rd team All-American honors in 2008, the same year as he was named 2nd team All-ACC by the Football Writers Association of America. Following the 2008 regular season, the FSU coaching staff presented Rolle with the Bill McGrotha/Spirit Humanitarian Award. He also won The Touchdown Club of Columbus Male Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for the Lott trophy, awarded to the Top Defensive Player in the Country. One of his greatest athletic accomplishments came when the Tennessee Titans selected him during the 2010 NFL Draft.
Rolle brings an equally impressive game to the classroom, completing his undergraduate degree in just two and a half years, while becoming only the second student athlete in the history of Florida State University to win a Rhodes scholarship . His achievements allowed him to study for a master's degree in medical anthropology at Oxford University during the 2009-10 academic year. Rolle has since become the youngest member ever invited to the Board of Trustees at Hampden Sydney College in Hampden Virginia. His experiences have led him to a new aspiration: becoming a neurosurgeon.
Rolle is also a natural humanitarian, having created several organizations aimed at promoting health, wellness, and education to children around the U.S. as well as building a free health clinic in Exuma, Bahamas; in honor of his grandparent's home.