December 7th, 2008
07:14 PM ET

NFL or Rhodes Scholarship?

Myron Rolle had a win-win choice to make:  try to enter the NFL right out of college, or accept a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.  Chances are he would've been drafted into the NFL pretty quickly; he's that good.  But to put those chances on hold for a Rhodes Scholarship was an even better decision, in my opinion, because he could become a successful doctor right after he's hung up his helmet.  How many NFL players can do that?

You know by now that the chances of going pro in any sport are extremely slim.  Chances for a Rhodes Scholarship are even slimmer; only 32 Americans are offered the opportunity each year!  But if you had Rolle's choice, which fewer than one in a million EVER get, what would it be:  the NFL draft, or the scholarship in England?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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