Guy Myers grew up about 50 minutes outside of the nation’s capital in Woodbridge, Virginia. As the youngest of four boys guided by a single mother, Myers played competitive sports as early as he could, taking up tee-ball at five years old. By age seven, the youngest Myers brother was clad in full pads playing tackle football.
“It was always destined that I was going to be a football player. Two out of my three older brothers played” said Myers.
The closest in age at four years his senior is his brother DJ, who was crucial to Guy’s development during his most impressionable years.
“He is one of the main reasons I am a professional athlete. He’s the one I was trying to emulate; he was the one I was following” said Myers.
From his first snap in pee-wee football, through his middle and high school playing days, Guy Myers was a quarterback. His senior year at Forest Park High, Myers threw for just over 2600 yards, with 21 touchdowns in only 10 games. He had shown the capacity to throw the football over 40 yards with ease, and with track and field as his secondary sport, he was more than capable of threatening defenses with his legs.
Despite posting impressive senior year statistics and boasting undeniable physical attributes at 6 foot 6 inches, Myers was not a candidate for Division I football.
“Coming out of high school I was really underrecruited, and it wasn’t because I lacked talent. I lacked maturity” Myers said.
Going into his senior high school season, Myers was almost certain that he would land at a junior college.
A few months after he graduated high school in 2016, Myers found himself at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead, Mississippi– a town with less than 2,000 full time residents. The size of the city or its location didn’t matter to Myers; for someone who had already beaten the odds, being a college student was an achievement in itself.
“I was so happy to be in college, in my heart I was already succeeding”
Following in the footsteps of his brother DJ, who also played junior college football, Myers continued to say:
“I was already living my dream of being in college… I was there for a purpose every single day and I acted accordingly”
The Virginian’s dream was not without difficulties. MDCC had ended their 2015 fall season with a vicious brawl against rivals East Mississippi Community College, sidelining all but two Trojan players for the following year. In addition, an inexperienced MDCC side had to face some of the nation’s most fearsome junior colleges in the Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges (MAJCC).
While Myers was able to experience college football under center for the first time, his year in Moorhead was not primarily about improving himself as an athlete.
“My transition to Mississippi Delta from high school was learning how to be a student. It wasn’t about football… Mississippi Delta was everything that I needed to become the person that I am right now” Myers said.
After a year in the Magnolia State, the signal caller transferred to Northeast Oklahoma A&M College (NEO).
From the moment Myers arrived in Miami, Oklahoma, it was clear that his journey to the top of the depth chart would be an uphill battle.
“We had nine quarterbacks on the roster and the day I walked in I was number nine” he recalled.
Myers’ playing opportunities were sparse to begin the season, but in his team’s sixth game he would get a shot to claim the starting job.
He did not relinquish the chance, tallying 404 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns in a 40-35 shootout against Tyler Junior College. If his time at Mississippi Delta was about learning to become a student, his year at NEO embodied significant visible growth as a football player.
“Now I got to see what it was like to play for a program that was about business. It was my time to become the athlete that I was meant to be” Myers said.
The field general finished the season with over 1000 passing yards and 425 rushing yards in the six regular season games he played.
After his second year in the junior college arena, Myers’ next opportunity would be his first at a four-year program. He departed from NEO in 2020 and moved east to the University of Charleston in West Virginia.
He quickly settled in with the help of coach Quinn Sanders, who was responsible for Charleston’s quarterbacks at the time.
“Sometimes it can be weird with transfers coming in. [Myers] did such a good job of acclimating to the culture, it was like [he’d] been here forever” said Sanders, who is now the head coach of the Golden Eagles.
In an abbreviated 2021 spring season, Myers displayed a flash of what he had long been envisioning for himself. In week five he was awarded conference offensive player of the week as he racked up 360 yards of total offense in a dominant home win versus West Virginia State University.
In the fall of 2021, Myers blossomed. He threw for over 1800 yards, completing 67% of his passes while gaining 503 yards on the ground. Over the course of the season he displayed a strong arm with encouragingly consistent precision, and became an adept improviser.
“He’s got some elite playmaking ability. Guy got me out of some bad calls last year” said Coach Sanders.
Myers got the chance to test his abilities against other athletes at the National Scouting Combine in March of 2022. With his brother having participated a few years prior, Guy was familiar with the competitiveness of the event, and knew of the opportunities to garner professional scouting attention.
“I got to showcase everything I had been working at for so long…I got to meet the XFL player director, and some [Canadian Football League] scouts. It was really just an awesome opportunity” Myers said.
The quarterback is currently training for next year’s United States Football League (USFL) season, where he has a spot on the New Jersey Generals roster. Since the season ended in early July, over fifty former USFL players have signed NFL contracts.
At this point in his young career, it’s close to an understatement to label Guy Myers as only a hard worker. He has committed every aspect of himself to unlocking his potential and achieving eminence under center.
“Being a quarterback is so much deeper than just playing a position. It’s honestly a lifestyle. It’s the way you conduct yourself in every facet of your life” Myers said.
While he earned a position on the practice squad midway through his previous USFL campaign, this time around he’ll have a fair crack at the Generals’ starting job.
“I’m going to be prepared. When I get a chance to actually compete and show what I can do…every single person in this country is going to know my name”
Guy Myers’ full highlights are available here: Guy Myers Highlights