Terps add former Pennsylvania defensive player of the year to football roster

Spencer Myers has been on Maryland's wrestling team

July 02, 2014|The Baltimore Sun

Spencer Myers, a Maryland wrestler who in high school was named Pennsylvania's defensive player of the year, is joining the Terps' football program, coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday.

The senior from Selinsgrove, Pa., will continue to wrestle and will join the football team as a defensive lineman.

"This is something I have been contemplating since coming to Maryland," Myers said in a statement. “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.”

Myers won the ACC heavyweight wrestling title twice and earned All-American status as a freshman with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA championships.

In his prep days, he led Selinsgrove High to a state football title, won a state wrestling title at 215 pounds and was also a state finalist in discus.

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