Former Florida State star safety Myron Rolle is skipping the NFL to head instead to England's prestigious Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, reports the New York Times. Rolle, who hails from New Jersey, is the most prominent college athlete since Bill Bradley in 1965 to win a Rhodes scholarship.
“I’m very excited to go,” Rolle wrote in a text message to the Times. He expects to take part in the 2010 NFL draft after earning a masters degree in medical anthropology at Oxford. His long-term aim is to open a clinic for the needy in the Bahamas.