STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
Eli Myers ’19
#2 in 2018, #2 and #22 in 2017, #72 in 2016
Eli (Elias) Myers is a top football recruit from Big Walnut High School and IMG Academy. He pushes himself and his teammates to excel daily and never loses focus on his long-term goals, which center on playing football to his fullest capabilities both now and at the next level. Eli also played varsity basketball and ran track through 2016; he is a constant force in the weight room.
At the conclusion of Eli’s sophomore varsity football season, he was awarded the Iron Eagle and 2nd Team All County. After his junior season, he was named Defensive MVP. He also earned Edward Jones Player of the Week and was a Finalist for ThisWeek News Athlete of the Year and made the Super 25 Team. Eli earned 1st Team All Conference, 1st Team All District D-Line, and 3rd Team All State D-Line in Ohio.
He was invited to play on the National Team at IMG Academy in 2019.
Off the field, Eli is a scholar athlete and leader who takes advanced courses and maintains a 3.6 GPA. He is an invited member of the Principal’s Leadership Committee. His positive presence and strong work ethic are regularly commended by his coaches and teachers; he was one of two students from BW selected to receive the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award in 2014. Finally, Eli was one of five students selected to represent Big Walnut as an Ambassador to the IFBB Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in 2017.
Eli is big and not near done growing according to his physician despite putting on 20–30 pounds a year. He’s passionate about proving that he is agile despite his size—he pulled a gainer on his first try last summer off the low dive. He can also do a back tuck.
Finally, Eli is dedicated to his extended family and invests in his younger siblings and many cousins who adore him. He attends church regularly and is devoted to his spiritual path.
Sophomore Season Football Stats 2016 (10 games)
138 hits, 12 for loss
5 caused fumbles
2 blocked passes
Junior Season Football Stats 2017 (9 games)
65 solo tackles
14 tackles for loss (sacks)
3 forced fumbles
1 fumble recovery
130 yards (avg. 8.67 yards/carry)
7 receptions (one for 43 yards)