STRENGTH AND RESOLVE
#43 at University of Pittsburgh
#2 at IMG Academy in 2019
#2 at BWHS in 2018, #2 and #22 in 2017, #72 in 2016
Elias Myers is a talented football recruit from Big Walnut High School, IMG Academy, and the University of Pittsburgh. No matter where he is, he pushes himself and his teammates to excel daily. His goal is to play football to his fullest capabilities both now and at the next level.
Elias is dedicated to his extended family and invests in his younger siblings and many cousins who adore him. He is devoted to his physical, mental, and spiritual paths and prays (and works) each day to realize God’s plan for his life.
In high school, Elias played Defensive End, Outside Linebacker, Tight End, Running Back, and Half Back. He prefers Defensive End and Outside Linebacker. Beyond playing football at Big Walnut (at at IMG in 2018), Elias played varsity basketball and ran track through 2016 at Big Walnut; he was then and is still currently a constant force in the weight room.
At the conclusion of Elias’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. Elias 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, where he played Defensive End across the line every day from teammate Evan Neal of The University of Alabama.
Off the field, Elias was a scholar athlete and leader who takes advanced courses and maintains a 3.6 GPA. He was an invited member of the Principal’s Leadership Committee. His positive presence and strong work ethic were 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, Elias was one of five students selected to represent Big Walnut as an Ambassador to the IFBB Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in 2017.
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)
Elias joined the team at the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. He played fullback at Pitt; some highlights are below. He left for personal reasons and has been training since to walk on. Elias has been taking college courses full-time online and plans to join a team again in 2021.