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Old 05-27-2009   #1
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Myron Rolle came to the right place to turn his oversized dreams into reality.

Disney World, the place that proudly proclaims at its gates that it’s “where dreams come true,” has become the backdrop for a 22-year-old man who thinks at once of being a great football player and a neurosurgeon.

Yes, at once. Most people would be happy to be just one in their lifetime. For Rolle, his desires run on a dual track.

Photo Rolle was essentially a three-year starter for the Seminoles.
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Such an instance took place Tuesday when Rolle spent two hours training under a high blue Florida sky complete with the typically hot sun that sends Coppertone stock prices soaring. By Rolle’s side is Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes(notes), who is still living off his own dream come true from February’s game-winning TD catch. Both of them take direction from trainer Tom Shaw.

But where Holmes will eventually head back to Pittsburgh to resume his football career, Rolle is putting that part of his life on hold. He’s heading to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in September as he takes a year away from the game to chase the neurosurgeon gig. Even as Rolle keeps himself in shape these days, hoping to maintain his status as a first- or second-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft, he has made the medical gig a high priority as well. After a day of training, Rolle has spent afternoons shadowing orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brad Homan at nearby Celebration Hospital. He has gone on rounds and even observed Homan in the operating room.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns

This is the kind of kid I would want on my team.
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Dang, banking either way to the NFL or surgery.
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Very impressive indeed. I think a lot of people have this ability in them, just not the drive that this young man does. Kudos to his family for raising him right.
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Very impressive indeed. I think a lot of people have this ability in them, just not the drive that this young man does. Kudos to his family for raising him right.
Did you notice he plays Safety?
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Did you notice he plays Safety?
Why, yes I did. He sure would look good in a Texans uni.
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Can't find the thread but he has been a topic on MB since before the draft. He seems like a good person as well as good athlete and scholar.
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Can't find the thread but he has been a topic on MB since before the draft. He seems like a good person as well as good athlete and scholar.
Well aren't you the pooper scooper. I looked but could not find. Must have been a senior moment.
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Why, yes I did. He sure would look good in a Texans uni.
And after the game, he can take the light rail over to the medical center!
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Well aren't you the pooper scooper. I looked but could not find. Must have been a senior moment.
I wouldn't worry about it, Bro. It's stories like this I'd rather read or hear about instead of the asshatery we usually have to endure.

But, I guess doom and gloom is what a mojority of the Nation enjoys the most. Turn on your local news for example.

Anywho, +rep for the story.
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Agree hou-tex on this is what I'd like to hear as opposed to stories like T.O. and who he's no longer BBF with.

Good safety at FSU but looks like an even better human being. This is one of those guys who lifts people up as he pulls himself up.
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Too bad he's not going for nuerosurgeon/QB....he'd be cutting up and cutting up the defenses!!!

How 'bout it for a young man who truly embraces the concept of 'student athlete'?
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Awesome find!! Awesome young man!!!

I can only think of one other player that was a Rhodes Scholar and went on to play in the NFL; Pat Hayden.

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