Former Florida State football standout Myron Rolle announced Friday he was accepted for a neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The 30-year-old played safety for the Seminoles before obtaining a master's degree in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford. The Tennessee Titans selected him with the final pick in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft, but he never played a professional snap.
"Saving lives and helping people live a better life, that's going to make life worth living," Rolle told WCTV's Erika Fernandez on Friday.
Rolle's father told Fernandez he warned his son against pursuing the unlikely and demanding combination of football and medicine.
"I can remember years ago when I [told] him, 'You cannot play football and be a doctor,'" Whitney Rolle said, "and he told me, 'No, daddy. You watch and see: I’m going to do both.'"
Rolle is scheduled to begin the residency program July 1.
[Myron Rolle, h/t ESPN.com]