|92 Mike Myers|
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Will open third active season on the ECU roster looking to continue climb up defensive two-deep as a junior … Athleticism and versatility allows play on the inside or outside, but will enter preseason camp fighting for playing time at one of the end slots … Could also experience action on various special teams units … Has played in 11 career contests and logged nine tackles (four solo) … Development, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program, was slowed early after missing the entire 2014 spring practice period (left pectoral injury) … Instincts and physical capabilities have been lauded by new coaching staff … Was not credited with any tackles during two spring scrimmages … Turned in an “excellent” (power quotient rating) performance during spring strength and conditioning testing period, turning in a bench press of 400 pounds, a back squat of 620, a power clean of 323, a push jerk of 318 and a 56’ shot put toss … Owns one of the better vertical jumps (29”) and broad jumps (8’) among all defensive lineman … Also clocked at 4.99 in the 40, 4.54 in the pro shuttle and 7.33 in the three-cone drill, the latter ranking among the top 10 percent of unit.
2015: Played in seven contests off the bench as a reserve lineman during sophomore year … Opened campaign with action in first four matchups (Towson, Florida, Navy, Virginia Tech) before competing against Tulsa and closing the year with back-to-back appearances vs. UCF and Cincinnati … Posted six tackles (three solo) … Matched personal-best with two stops against Hokies at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Logged single hits vs. Tigers, Gators, Knights and Bearcats … All six tackles came on rushing plays … Did not play against SMU, BYU, Temple, Connecticut and USF.
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 … Signed with the Pirates 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 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.