Myron Rolle

We Should Do More Than Point Fingers and Laugh at 'Dumb Jocks'

In 2005, I was a senior in high school. ESPN ranked me as the top high school football prospect in the US, and I was inundated with scholarship offer letters to universities. Quickly, I sorted through the options. I landed at Florida State University. For those who knew me – a Bill Bradley inspired, Fiddler on The Roof singing, medical school aspiring kid – there was a lot of surprise about my choice. That Florida State University, some asked. It was another reminder of the perception many people have of state schools and, especially, football players at large universities.

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