Saturday, April 24, 2010

Intelligence and Athleticism

The Tennessee Titans have effectively raised the team GPA this draft day. In the sixth round, the Titans selected Myron Rolle from Florida State University. At least, he was from Florida State a year ago. Rolle had the potential to be drafted last year but instead decided to travel to England as one of the few and chosen Rhodes Scholars. Not only is this guy one of the finest minds in America, but we also found out today that he is one of the top football players at his age. Talk about multi-talented! He completed his Exercise Science degree at Florida State in 2 1/2 years instead of the typical four years. He then proceeded to earn his master's in Medical Anthropology at Oxford which is generally regarded to be one of the most challenging as well as prestigious in the entire world. Many skills do overlap the between rigorous academic work and athletic excellence. There still needs to be a commitment, a solid work ethic, and a certain degree of tenacity are needed to reach the full potential. I'm not sure how well the Rolle will do in the NFL, but from what I've read about him, he seems to be a dedicated guy who will become the success as a doctor even if the NFL does not work out.
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