Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Entering the Hall: Greg Myers
By Andrea Adelson
Nobody has dominated the defensive back position in the WAC the way Greg Myers did at Colorado State in the 1990s.
The Rams might have moved on to the Mountain West, but Myers still has his name etched all over the WAC record book, a huge reason why he earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Myers began playing as a freshman and never looked back.
He ended up setting a record for All-WAC selections, making the first team at defensive back in all four years he played, from 1992-95. In addition to his terrific skill in the defensive backfield, Myers also returned kicks, earning one first-team selection as a returner, and two second team honors in his career.
His efforts led him to become a two-time All American, and the winner of the Thorpe Award in 1995 as the best defensive back in the nation. Myers set school and WAC records with 1,332 career punt return yards, leading the Rams to back-to-back WAC titles. He also had 295 career tackles and 15 interceptions.
In an interview with The Denver Post last month, Myers recalled his college days. He now teaches anesthesiology at a hospital in Denver.
"It's amazing to think about what we accomplished," he said. "My college career was an incredible time for me. We had great camaraderie on the team, and I loved the game of football."