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Nick Myers
Nick Myers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ohio

High School:
Springfield North

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 263

Position:
Defensive End

Birthdate:
03/31/1979

Experience:
2L


Heads into his second season as Michigan State's starting left defensive end . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Shared the Tommy Love Award as the team's most improved player with free safety Richard Newsome, offensive tackle Siitupe Peko and offensive guard Dave Sucura . . . appeared in all 12 games in 1999, including starts in the first eight weeks at left defensive end . . . played a career-best 153 minutes . . . registered 31 tackles (14 solos, 17 assists), including three tackles for losses (12 yards) and two sacks (9) . . . matched his career high with five stops each vs. Wisconsin (1-4) and Notre Dame (1-4) . . . also recovered a fumble in the third quarter against the Irish that led to a field goal and a 13-10 Spartan lead . . . credited with four solo tackles vs. Purdue, including two for losses (6 yards) . . . made four stops (3-1) vs. Michigan . . . had one sack each vs. Purdue (3 yards) and Eastern Michigan (6) . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in nine games as a red-shirt freshman in 1998, playing primarily on special teams . . . worked behind Sayler at left defensive end . . . credited with six tackles (2 solos, 4 assists) . . . recorded five stops (2-3) vs. Illinois while playing a season-high 14 minutes . . .

1997 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after spraining his (MCL) right knee in practice Sept. 29 . . . saw action at left defensive end vs. Western Michigan and Memphis in 1997 . . . played a season-high 28 snaps in the season opener vs. Western Michigan and had one solo tackle . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Honorable mention all-state pick as a senior . . . earned first-team All-Southwest Ohio, all-league, all-district, all-area and all-county honors in 1996 . . . also named league MVP as a senior for Coach Jim Dimitroff at North High School in Springfield, Ohio . . . selected to play in the Miami Valley North-South All-Star Game . . . had 71 tackles, including 12 for losses and five sacks, in '96 . . . also forced five fumbles and recovered two . . . posted an average grade of 92 percent as an offensive lineman with 14 pancake blocks . . . honorable mention all-league choice as a junior . . . had three sacks in '95 game vs. Springfield South . . . born March 31, 1979 . . . majoring in parks, recreation and tourism.

Myers' Career Statistics

Year G/GS UT AT TM TFL-Yds. Sacks PBU
1997 1/0 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0
1998 9/0 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 0
1999 12/8 14 17 31 3-12 2-9 1
Career 22/8 17 21 38 3-12 2-9 1

Myers' Career Highs

Tackles: 5, three times (last vs. Wisconsin, 1999)
Tackles for Losses: 2, vs. Purdue (1999)
Sacks: 1, two times (last vs. Purdue, 1999)