D3 Secondary Trophy Named After Former Wolverine
USA College Football, a Division of USA Football Network, Inc. has announced that the Division III Defensive Back of the Year Trophy will now be known as the Myers Trophy, named after former Wesley College football standout Rocky Myers.
A native of Bowers Beach, Del., and a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, Myers was a two-time AP Little and D3football.com All-American, and in 2004 received the Gagliardi Trophy, which is widely recognized as the premier individual award in Division III football, honoring excellence in athletics, academics and community service. Myers is still the only defensive player to ever receive the Gagliardi Trophy and Wesley is the only school on the East Coast to produce a Gagliardi Trophy recipient.
In Myers' Gagliardi Trophy winning season, he played in all 10 games for the Wolverines and totaled 124 tackles, 62 of which were solos, along with 6.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions. Myers was also named to the All-ACFC and All-ACFC All-Academic team all four years and is the only Wolverine to be named a team captain in three consecutive years.
After graduating Summa cum Laude from Wesley College with a B.S. in Biology (with a minor in Chemistry), he attended Widener University School of Law, securing internships with the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, as well as the Delaware Attorney General's Office, and graduating with Honors.
Upon receiving his Juris Doctor, Myers moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Since making the move to LA, Myers has been training at the John Kirby Studio under highly-respected acting coach, John Kirby. In September 2012, he was offered the lead role of Zac Corel in the upcoming feature film 'Safari'. Safari began shooting on location in South Africa in October 2012 and will be released in 2013.
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