|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.