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Florida State star picks Oxford over NFL draft

January 15, 2009

Florida State safety Myron Rolle will study at Oxford instead of entering this year's NFL draft.

Rolle won a Rhodes scholarship in November and plans to seek a one-year master’s degree in medical anthropology. 

Rolle, from Galloway, N.J., got his undergraduate degree in pre-med after two and a half years, and has been taking graduate courses at Florida State this year.  Rolle, projected to be an early round pick, said he plans to enter the 2010 NFL draft.

After his NFL career, Rolle has said he plans to attend medical school and then open a clinic for the needy in the Bahamas.

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