Guy Myers | University of Charleston | QB
Twitter: @Guy_Myers_5 | Instagram: @GMy3rs
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (University of Charleston )?
A: Over my college career I have faced many trials and tribulations. I have been able to overcome a lot through my faith and consistency staying true to the process. My time at UC was some of the best time of my life (thus far). At Charleston I was able to evolve into not only a better football player, but a better man, friend, son, boyfriend and follower of Jesus Christ. My recruiting process was slow but resolved quickly due to being a mid year athlete. I chose Charleston because they believed in me and gave me the chance to grow.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Simply being a starting college QB. Just like countless other people I have had a lot of doubters throughout my life. People telling me I wasn’t supposed to make it etc.. etc.. Through it all I did make it, and I’m not done yet.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (University of Charleston)?
A: Outside of football I believe the most important thing I learned was a deeper level of responsibility and accountability.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Integraded Communications. When football inevitably ends I play on still having my hands in the game in whatever way I can. I want to start training athletes and pass on the knowledge I have been blessed with thus far. I also want to start working in communication doing public relation work. I eventually want to start a 501c3 organization to give back to underprivileged families.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Hardworking, versatile, caring
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: This past year vs Notre Dame of Ohio we were inside the red zone. My coach called a smash concept from a condensed 2×2 set. On the snap of the ball protection broke down so I slid up in the pocket and scrambled. Only fourteen yards out I dashed for the pilon. I got a great lead block from my starting running back and as I approached the eight yard line my wide receiver set a block on the edge of the seven. At the angle I was running, the defender still had a chance to lunge for my legs. I jumped over both him and my receiver in one jump, landing on the six yard line I then dove for the pilon and scored.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Through personal growth understating and growing through emotional situations has been a big growing point for me as a person. Fully understanding your emotions can make or break a situation.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Josh Allan and Jordan Reed. Josh Allan because our QB play styles are similar. He’s a big body gunslinger who was overlooked and underestimated. He has a big and sneaky running ability! I also compare myself to Jordan Reed because he was a QB turned tight then. I respect the resolve it takes to switch positions for the betterment of yourself and the team.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I’m versatile. I’m gritty, I’m empowered by the Lord and the people I do it for. I do things out of love for others, not myself. I try to live unselfishly and give forth all that I can. I am willing to do whatever it takes to help my team, family, friends etc.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: While in Charleston I volunteered at South ridge church with the Elementary group. I also interned With Jim Strawn and company and during that I got to do a lot in the community.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Playing video games, watching anime/reading manga, going to church and being with my family
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: Changing the lives of underprivileged families. Coming from a single parent home I understand what it means to struggle and through my life I have had so many people in my corner praying for me to succeed and it truly makes a difference. I want to be that difference.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My mom
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I can build gaming PCs and I’m all around a pretty big nerd
Q: If you had the opportunity to play another sport professionally, what sport would you choose?
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Non Profit organization CEO helping out communities and under privileged families/children.