Florida State's Myron Rolle Bypasses the NFL Draft for Oxford
Florida State safety Myron Rolle would be among the top 50 players selected in the 2009 NFL draft. Too bad he isn't going to be there. Rolle, who won a Rhodes scholarship in November, will head overseas to Oxford to earn a one-year Master's degree in medical anthropology.
"I'm very excited to go," Rolle wrote in a text message to the New York Times.
He told the paper that he would enter the 2010 draft. For those unaware, the Rhodes scholarship is the world's most prestigious postgraduate academic award. According to the New York Times, Rolle made news when he risked missing all or part of the Seminoles' game at Maryland on Nov. 22 to have his final interview for the scholarship in Birmingham, Ala. When Rolle was finished, he found out he got the scholarship and then quickly went to the airport with a plice escort, hopped on a private plane to the game. He entered in the second quarter and Florida State won 37-3.