Steelers Sign Safety Myron Rolle To Futures Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Florida State safety Myron Rolle to a futures contract according to his Twitter account. Rolle, a Rhodes Scholar, was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but was released prior to the start of the season and he landed on the practice squad.

Last offseason Rolle joined former President Bill Clinton on a trip to the Congo to participate in a Clinton Global Initiative Lead program to aid displaced refugees. He was back with the Titans last offseason, but was released again prior to the start of the regular season.

Rolle sat out the 2009 college football season to study at Oxford, but did play in the 2010 Senior Bowl and was invited to the 2010 Scouting Combine. He reportedly ran a 4.59-second 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times.

In his three seasons at Florida State, Rolle played in 38 games and made 35 starts at strong safety. He led the secondary in tackles twice and his career college totals included 206 tackles, one sack, 7.5 tackles for loss, one interception, 13 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

At the 2010 combine Rolle measured in at 6017, weighed 215 pounds with 32 1/2 arms and 9 1/8 hands. He did 21 reps on the bench, had a 36 inch vertical jump, 10\’04 broad jump and a 4.15 short shuttle time.

Here is the link to the NFL Combine workout of Rolle.

  • Schiffour

    what a great pick up

  • Shannon Stephenson

    If he decides to dedicate himself to football he could be really good.

  • Bleebo77

    I remember his name being floated as a potential Steelers draft pick back in 2010, so very cool that he’ll have a chance to prove himself with the Steelers. If I recall, he was initially projected to be a higher pick than he ended up being, so not sure if assessments on him changed. Safety is one area of need, so hopefully he can compete for a roster spot and maybe a role down the road. Seems like a stand up guy!

  • Sorrickd

    Lets hope all of the Steelers, especially Ben Roethlisberger forget Rolle’s searing comments about Ben in 2010.

  • Mmitchell4

    Mr. Myron Rolle is truly a bright and wonderful young man. HE is ready for football! The Steelers made a great choice. Good Luck Myron

  • Jollyrob68

    Beyond Happy we signed him.