COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach Randy Edsall announced the addition of former Pennsylvania defensive player of the year Spencer Myers to the 2014 Maryland football roster Wednesday.
Myers, a senior from Selinsgrove, Pa., has been a member of the Maryland wrestling team the past four seasons and will continue to wrestle in conjunction to playing football. Myers will join the team as a defensive lineman.
“This is something I have been contemplating since coming to Maryland,” said Myers. “It was one of the best decisions in my life to wrestle. But an opportunity arose to get a scholarship to play football and it’s something I’ve really wanted to do. It’s a great opportunity for me. I love both sports and I didn’t want to give up one for the other. Luckily, I was able to work it out.”
In his time with the Maryland wrestling team, Myers has won the ACC heavyweight title twice (2011 and 2012) and earned All-American status as a freshman with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
A three-sport star in high school, Myers was named the Pennsylvania wrestler of the year and football defensive player of the year as a senior, while also becoming a state finalist in discuss. That same year, Myers won the state wrestling championship at 215 pounds and helped lead Selinsgrove High School to a state title in football.