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.