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Black Scholars to Watch: Myron Rolle

January 19th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

Florida State football standout Myron Rolle is a Black Scholar to Watch.


If their achievements are any indication, then the young scholars I am profiling this week are destined to make a big splash. Whether as activists or intellectuals, scholars, artists, writers, or entrepreneurs, the young men and women listed below will most certainly dazzle and inspire us with their outstanding contributions in their areas of interest and expertise. After all, if each of their pasts is any sort of prologue, excellence and hard work are in their nature.

Myron Rolle. This Florida State University varsity football player is one of 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. An aspiring neurosurgeon, Rolle plants to study medical anthropology during his two years at Oxford. Rolle will certainly achieve that goal, and probably much more. You see, he managed to complete his bachelor’s degree at FSU in only 2.5 years (a B.S. in exercise science, plus all of his pre-med requirements), and he accomplished all of this while playing Division I football. FSU Coach Bobby Bowden admitted to ESPN that in his nearly 60 year career, he has never before coached a Rhodes Scholar. Equally talented in the classroom and on the playing, Myron Rolles is a true rarity. Coach Bobby Bowden will probably never coach another one like him.

Posted by Ajuan Mance

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