Rolle, 22, was a star defensive player at Florida State University, where he also won acclaim as a pre-medical student for research on stem cells and cancer cells. (...)
A top prospect for the NFL, Rolle last year opted to defer entering the league's amateur draft for a year and study for a master's degree in medical anthropology at Oxford, all with an eye towards an eventual career in medicine.
The author of the article, one Daniel Nasaw, is a bit unfamiliar with the US:
Former US senator and hall of fame basketball player Bill Bradley delayed entering the National Basketball League (NBL) [sic] to attend Oxford.