|92 Mike Myers|
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Will open second active season on the ECU roster looking to climb up defensive two-deep as a sophomore … Development, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program, was slowed during the spring of 2014 after suffering a left pectoral injury - sidelining him for the entire practice period … Flexibility and athleticism allows play on the inside (nose tackle) or outside, but will enter preseason camp fighting for playing time at one of the end slots … Could also experience significant role on various special teams units … Coaches continue to praise instincts, physical capabilities and potential ceiling despite short time in the program … Booked one tackle during the first spring (2015) scrimmage on March 28 … Followed up with two stops in the second tilt (April 11) before closing work with one hit during the Purple-Gold Game on April 18 … Turned in a bench press of 400 pounds, a back squat of 620 and a power clean of 313 during strength testing … Owns one of the better vertical jumps (29”) and broad jumps (8’) among all defensive lineman … Also closed at 4.99 in the 40, 4.54 in the pro shuttle and 7.65 in the three-cone drill … Gained eight pounds during most recent off-season work.
2014: Experienced action in four games as a redshirt freshman to earn first varsity letter … Played against N.C. Central, South Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa … Credited with three overall tackles (one solo) … Logged two assisted stops in collegiate debut against Eagles at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Added solo hit at Tulsa during pivotal league road win for Pirates … Did not record any statistics against Gamecocks and Green Wave.
2013: Redshirted during true freshman campaign, but was considered a valuable contributor to the defensive scout team … Inked with the Pirates during the traditional signing period in February.
High School: A four-year varsity letterman and team captain who rated as a three-star recruit and the 20th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina according to ESPN.com ... Provided leadership for a Goose Creek High School team as a senior that posted a 13-0 record and tallied a 35-25 win over Bluffton in the second round of the South Carolina High School League Class 4A Division II playoffs ... Anchored a defense that allowed just 157 points (12.1 ppg) for head coach Chuck Reedy, a former collegiate assistant coach at Clemson (when current ECU coach Ruffin McNeill served as a graduate assistant) and head coach at Baylor ... Credited with 44 stops (25 solo), 14.0 tackles for lost yardage, 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and one safety ... Got off to a hot start, tallying 18 tackles (eight solo) in the first four games of the 2012 season ... A SCVarsity.com All-State honoree who was selected to South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association North-South All-Star Football Game following senior year ... Earned player-of-the-game designations by MaxPreps.com on three occasions during the 2012 campaign - vs. Colleton County (Aug. 31/two tackles and two TFL), vs. Beaufort (Sept. 28/three solo hits, six total stops, two TFL, defensive TD) and vs. Carolina Forest (Oct. 5/two tackles, two TFL, one sack, two interceptions - one returned 42 yards for a score) ... A major contributor to the Gators' state (South Carolina High School League 4A Division II) championship run that culminated with a 37-21 victory over Greenwood as a junior ... Collected 77 tackles and registered 5.0 sacks for a squad that went 14-1 and also claimed the Region 7-AAAA title in 2011 ... Part of a GCHS program that advanced to the Division II-AAAA Lower State Finals in 2009 and 2010 ... Rushed for nearly 600 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a co-starter at fullback in 2010 ... Reportedly timed at 4.8 in the 40-yard dash.
Personal: Full name is Michael Joseph Myers … Born September 2, 1994 at Charleston, S.C. … A university studies major.