Tom Myers (quarterback)

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Tom Myers
No. 18
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1943-08-13) August 13, 1943 (age 74)
Piqua, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
College: Northwestern
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 46
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: 12 / Pick: 89
(by the Denver Broncos)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 0–2
Passing yards: 16
Passer rating: 16.7
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas Welborn "Tom" Myers (born August 13, 1943) is a former American football quarterback who played for two seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft, and the Denver Broncos in the twelfth round of the 1965 AFL Draft. He played for the Lions from 19651966. He played college football at Northwestern.

Early years[edit]

Myers threw 33 touchdown passes as a senior at Troy High School in Troy, Ohio. In his career, he passed for 73 touchdowns total. He made the Ohio State High School All-Stars team following his senior year.[1]

College career[edit]

Myers was named the starting quarterback for the Northwestern Wildcats as a freshman during spring practice;[1] however, under eligibility rules of the day, Myers actually could not play in a game until his sophomore year.

Professional career[edit]

Myers was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (46th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft and by the Denver Broncos in the twelfth round (89th overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft. He chose to sign with the Lions, and played in two games in his two NFL seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Creamer, Robert (November 5, 1962). "Ara Parseghian's Gamble". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 

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