The Big Ten has a pretty conference in the world of collegiate wrestling, but one of the conference’s newest wrestlers is looking to active on the football field as well. Maryland wrestler Spencer Myers has joined the football program, the school announced Wednesday.
Myers will work on the defensive line, but this is not a complete experiment for Randy Edsall and the Terps. Myers has some football background, having been named a defensive player of the year in Pennsylvania during his senior year of high school. The former state champion wrestler was a three-sport athlete in high school, adding in some discus throwing in addition to wrestling and football.
“This is something I have been contemplating since coming to Maryland,” said Myers in a statement released by Maryland. “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.”
Maryland confirmed Myers will continue to wrestle for the Terps as well.
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