Dr. Myron Rolle Knew He Would Be Neurosurgeon After NFL, Credits Ben Carson

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Dr. Myron Rolle
Knew That I Would Be a Neurosurgeon After My NFL Career …
Shoutout to Ben Carson!

5/12/2022 2: 32 PM PT


Dr. Myron Rolle says it was always in the back of his head to become a neurosurgeon once his NFL playing career was over … and he credits Ben Carson with planting the seed.

The football defensive back became a brain surgeon and joined us on “TMZ live” Thursday to share his story about how he made the rare transition from football to medicine.

Myron was always gifted in school, he spent a year abroad studying at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar after earning a degree as a star player at Florida State, but he says Ben’s 1990 book “Gifted Hands” got him thinking about neuroscience.

Understanding careers in the NFL are fleeting — Myron’s lasted about 3 years after being drafted by the Colts — Rolle says he always had it in his mind to have a plan for after football, and he became a neurosurgeon because he wanted to help save lives.

Myron still has a connection with football. He tells us that his work as a neurosurgery resident in Massachusetts General Hospital allows him the privilege of operating on football players and other concussion victims.

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Myron believes that a mindset that he learned from his FSU coach is a key to his success. It is a philosophy of small improvements that took him to Oxford, the NFL and Neurosurgery. “

Myron’s got a fascinating story … and he also told us why Elon Musk‘s Neuralink has his attention.

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