This is Myron Rolle, age 35. He played for the Tennesse Titans in the NFL.
Then he went to medical schools and became a neurosurgeon.
Of course, he wasn’t exactly a star in the NFL, but making it there is damned impressive (I probably would have made it, if I actually played football and wanted to try…). And if he were, then his brain surgery career might not have happened. I’m thinking he is very pleased with himself.
It is exceedlingly rare for anyone to be have world class talent, both physically and mentally.
I just copied and pasted this from Wikipedia, but some of these guys are pretty impressive. See the Supreme Court Justice?
- Colin Allred – former NFL linebacker who became a lawyer and US Representative
- Tommy Casanova – former NFL player who became an ophthalmologist
- Dennis Claridge – former NFL quarterback who became an orthodontist
- Dan Doornink – former NFL running back who became a medical doctor
- Laurent Duvernay-Tardif – current NFL player who earned a medical degree while playing in the league
- John Frank – Super Bowl winning SF 49er who became a NY City based plastic surgeon
- Jim Kovach – former NFL linebacker who became an intellectual-property lawyer, medical doctor and sports medicine and medical technology entrepreneur
- Joel Makovicka – former NFL fullback who became a doctor of physical therapy
- Bill McColl – former NFL player who became an orthopedic surgeon, father of Milt McColl
- Milt McColl – former NFL linebacker who became a medical doctor
- Ed Newman– former NFL guard and judge
- Frank Ryan – former NFL player and mathematician, who maintained an academic career while playing in the league
- Alan Page – former NFL player who became a Minnesota State Supreme Court justice.
- John Urschel – former NFL player and mathematician who was a PhD candidate while playing in the league
- Byron White – former NFL running back who became a US Supreme Court Justice
- Rob Zatechka – former NFL guard who became a medical doctor