Football Player Wins Prestigious Academic Scholarship

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While good football players win sports scholarships frequently, it is extremely rare to find one that wins an academic scholarship. But then Florida State Safety, Myron Rolles has always been extraordinary.

Myron, who arrived at Florida State University from Galloway, NJ has always had a plan. He wanted to complete his degree in three years, play great football and become a doctor. So far, he has not only stuck to his plan, but exceeded it.

He completed his undergraduate studies in 2 1/2 years, with a degree in pre-med and a grade-point average of 3.75 and is a potential first-round NFL pick. If that's not enough, he recently received a $4,000 USD grant for cancer research, started a program to help educate Seminole Indian children in Florida and has written articles for the New York Times.

To cap it all, on Tuesday, this 22-year old who aspires to become a neurosurgeon, won the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the world's most coveted academic post-graduate awards.

The scholarship, awarded to 32 students each year, entails a two-year all expenses paid stint at London's prestigious Oxford University. Rhodes scholars can pick whatever post-graduate studies they wish to pursue and even apply for a one-year extension if needed.

Myron now has only one dilemma - if he is picked to play for the NFL, he will have to decide which one to postpone, but he will definitely do both. After all, he is just sticking to his plan!

Sources: Mercurynews.com, Wikipedia

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  • jro1313
    jro1313Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:49 am
    Thats awsome
    • angel Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:02 am
      that was cool.
      • JacobTuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:53 am
        Are... I don't get it
        • billyThursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:36 am
          i want to do that
          • edmodo-5dwckmtkyz
            edmodo-5dwckmtkyzThursday, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm
            see number 3 is me
            • treysnider03
              treysnider03Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:13 am
              awesome
              • SWAGER216Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm
                I wish that would be me when I grow up!
                • IanWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:54 am
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                  • dude on dogoTuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:26 am
                    that's awesome
                    • KylerTuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:00 am
                      Cool