Sports enthusiasts and intellectuals alike know Myron Laurent Rolle as a gifted athlete, scholar and philanthropist. Born on October 30, 1986 in Houston, Texas to Whitney and Beverly Rolle of the Bahamas, Myron grew up in Galloway, New Jersey as the youngest of five brothers, including Marchant, Marvis, Mordecai and Mckinley.
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.
He ultimately chose to attend Florida State University where he continued to excel on the field as a safety and three-year starter with All-American credentials in his final season.
Myron’s athletic prowess matched his academic excellence. He maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout middle and high school and accumulated 21 advanced placement (AP) credits prior to his enrollment at Florida State.
Myron further defied athletic stereotypes by playing saxophone in the high school band, serving as sports editor of the school newspaper and starring in the lead role in his high school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Always a philanthropist, Myron volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in high school where he helped build homes in Florida and West Virginia. He started the Myron L. Rolle Foundation in 2009 dedicated to the support of health, wellness, educational and other charitable initiatives throughout the world that benefit children and families in need.
To date, Myron is most widely known for receiving the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to study at Oxford University in England for the 2009-10 academic year. After Myron completed his studies, he entered the 2010 NFL Draft and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 6th round. Myron is only the third Rhodes Scholar to play in the NFL to date.