Instead of entering the 2009 NFL Draft, former Florida State star Myron Rolle opted to accept a Rhodes Scholarship — after graduating with a degree in Exercise Science in just 2 ½ years with a 3.75 GPA, that is.
He spent a year earning his Master’s degree at Oxford before coming home, being selected in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans. He enjoyed a couple years (2010-2012) as a professional football player before once again moving onto more academically-inclined pursuits.
Rolle was excited to share that he recently wrapped up his first day of medical school back where he starred as an undergrad football player.
He also shared the fact that he was being recruited to compete for a very different Seminoles football team — the medical school intramural squad.
1st med school day done! Already recruited for our intramural football. Negotiating for Waffle House as signing bonus. #ExceptImSerious
— Myron Rolle (@MyronRolle) May 28, 2013
Waffle House as a signing bonus?
Not exactly a multi-million dollar NFL contract (or a heart-healthy diet choice for a would-be doctor, for that matter) but hey, it is delicious.
And with a 24-hour schedule, it’s great at any time of day.