Despite postponing his NFL career to study for a year at Oxford University, Myron Rolle ranks among the top safeties entering the 2010 NFL Draft. And while some may question whether his absence from football will negatively affect his ability to perform, those that know Myron, including legendary speed and performance trainer, Coach Tom Shaw, recognize it simply as time to further enhance his abilities and hone his skills.
Shaw, known for training the last nine Super Bowl MVPs and 118 first-round NFL draft picks, has been working with Myron since he graduated from Florida State in 2008. As a result, Myron’s speed, strength and agility has not only been maintained, but significantly improved, which will solidify his place among the top safeties selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.
“Myron has trained along side several of my NFL clients. His skill sets are comparable to any defensive back that plays on Sundays. His athleticism, mental toughness and knowledge of professional defensive schemes will assure him to be a success at the next level of competition.”
— Tom Shaw
|Weight:||215 lbs.||217 lbs.|
During his formative years, Myron attended the Hun School of Princeton, where his athletic achievements on the football field gained national recognition. Following his senior season in 2006, ESPN’s recruiting services ranked him as the number one high school football prospect in the country, and his remarkable abilities earned him a staggering 83 scholarship offers from Division I institutions.
Myron ultimately chose to attend Florida State University where he continued to excel on the field as a safety and three-year starter.
In 2008, he earned Associated Press 3rd team All-American honors and was named 2nd team All-ACC by the Football Writers Association of America. After a 2008 regular season game against the rival University of Miami Hurricanes, Florida State’s longtime defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews remarked that Myron played “the best and most complete game” that he had ever seen a safety play during his 25 years of coaching.
Following the 2008 regular season, the Florida State coaching staff presented him with the Bill McGrotha/Spirit Humanitarian Award. Myron was also placed on the watch lists for the Thorpe, Bednarik, Nagurski and Lott trophies, all highly coveted defensive honors.
|Florida State University (SS)||Hun School of Princeton (DB and RB)|
|206 Tackles||388 Tackles, 35+ for a loss|
|12 Pass Deflections||6 Sacks|
|3 Sacks||9 Interceptions|
|1 Interception||1,539 Rushing Yards|
|1 Forced Fumble||16 Rushing Touchdowns|