APX Strength 2014

#9 Erik Meyer, QB

Active

Position: QB

Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 210 lbs


Experience: 4*


College Experience: Eastern Washington


Resides: La Mirada, California



Biography:

2013:  GP/GS – 18/18…Erik re-joins the Shock as the anticipated starter going into Training Camp. After being held out of the previous season due to an early injury, Erik has returned to the field with a vengeance and plans to prove that he is one of the top quarterbacks of the AFL. Erik began the 2013 season without throwing an interception in his first 193 attempts (first 5 games).6/1 vs. SJS: Recording his 7th rushing touchdown of the season, Erik is the new single-season record holders for rushing touchdowns…7/13 vs. JAX: Throwing his 102nd passing touchdown of the season against JAX, Meyer set a new franchise single-season record for passing TDs in a season as he surpassed the previous record of 100 formerly held by Kyle Rowley…7/26 vs. PIT: Set a new franchise single-season record for pass yards (4,667)…

 

GAME RECAPS: 3/24 vs. CLE: Started at QB… 32-42 for 284 yards and 8 touchdowns…2 rushes for 16 yards and 1 touchdown … 3/31 vs. CHI: Started at QB… 26 of 34 for 314 yards and 7 touchdowns... 4  rushes for 10 yards and 1 touchdown … 4/5 vs. IOWA: Started at QB…24 of 24 for 330 yards and 9 touchdowns…3 rushes for 5 yards … 4/12 vs. AZ: Started at QB…27 of 43 for 351 yards and 8 touchdowns…4 rushes for 11 yards and 1 touchdown … 4/19 vs. SJS: Started at QB… 26 of 37 for 242 yards and 8 touchdowns…1 rush for 14 yards … 4/27 vs. TBY: Started at QB… 21 of 35 for 258 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 INTs…1 rush for 13 yards … 5/4 vs. UT: Started at QB…26 of 39 for 276 yards, 3 touchdowns, 3 sacks, 1 fumble…2 rushes for 4 yards … 5/11 vs. ORL: Started at QB…22 of 31 for 263 yards and 7 touchdowns….1 sack … 5/17 vs. NOLA: Started at QB…Completed 29 of 40 passes for 353 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception…5 rushes for -5 net yards … 5/24 vs. SAT: Started at QB…23 of 29 for 255 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception…4 rushes for 6 net yards and 2 touchdowns … 6/1 vs. SJS: Started at QB…9 of 18 for 145 yards and 4 touchdowns…3 rushes for 3 yards and 1 touchdown… 6/8 vs. JAX: Started at QB…15 of 21 for 218 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception…4 rushes for 17 yards and 1 touchdown … 6/15 vs. AZ: Started at QB…Completed 29 of 43 attempts for 265 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception…2 rushes for 2 yards and 1 touchdown … 6/21 vs. UT: Started at QB…Completed 20 of 27 attempts for 229 yards and 4 touchdowns…4 rushes for 5 yards and 2 touchdowns… 7/6 vs. TBY: Started at QB…Completed 30 of 42 attempts for 303 yards and 7 touchdowns with 1 interception…4 rushes for 5 yards and 1 touchdown…1 solo tackle … 7/13 vs. JAX: Started at QB…Completed 18 of 30 passes for 182 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception…4 rushes for 7 yards and 1 touchdown … 7/19 vs. SAT: Started at QB…Completed 8 of 15 attempts for 153 yards and 4 touchdowns…1 rush for 1 yard and 1 touchdown … 7/26 vs. PIT: … Started at QB…Completed 18 of 30 passes for 250 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions…3 rushes for 4 yards and 1 touchdown…

 

2013 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 18 games played, completed 403 of 591 passes (68.2%) for a franchise record 4,667 yards and 112 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions…Also set new franchise rushing records with 54 rushes for 120 net yards and 15 touchdowns…His 112 touchdown passes led the league going into Week 19. This was the ninth season in AFL history that a quarterback threw for at least 110 touchdowns…

 

2013 PLAYOFF GAME RACAPS: 8/1 vs. CHI: Started at QB…Completed 23 of 31 attempts for 235 yards, 5 touchdowns…4 rushes for 7 yards and 2 touchdowns…

 

2012: Entering the season as the expected starter, Erik was injured during the first game of the season versus the Iowa Barnstormers and would not return for the remainder of the 2012 season. He was awarded the National Guard Community MVP Award in Week 4 of the season for his work in philanthropic events.

 

2011: Began the season with the Blaze before being traded mid-year to the Spokane Shock.

 

2010: Joined the AFL’s Spokane Shock for his AFL debut where he appeared in two games connecting on 18 of 28 passes for 274 yards and five touchdowns.

 

OTHER PROFESSOINAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to his introduction to the AFL, Erik spent time spent time with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2009), the NFL’s Oakland Raiders (2008), Seattle Seahawks (2007), and NFL Europe’s Cologne Centurions after signing as an undrafted free agent in the 2006 NFL Draft with the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

COLLEGE: At Eastern Washington University Meyer threw for 10,261 yards and 84 touchdowns with only 17 interceptions in 42 games. Meyer was selected as the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year after both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior in 2005, Meyer won the prestigious Walter Payton Award, the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy for FCS programs.

 

PERSONAL: Meyer rewrote the record book at Eastern Washington University and was recently named as the top QB in the program’s 100-year history. As an Eagle, Meyer threw for 10,261 yards and 84 touchdowns with only 17 interceptions in 42 games. Meyer was selected as the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year after both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior in 2005, Meyer won the prestigious Walter Payton Award, the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy for FCS programs.

 
2014 Roster »
3 Brandon Paguese DL
4 Jeremy Geathers DL
8 Terence Moore LB
36 Bryson Kelly DL
44 James Ruffin DL
56 Derrick Summers DL
67 Terrance Taylor DL
1 Paul Stephens DB
2 Jimmy Williams DB
5 Terrance Sanders DB
21 Bryant Nnabuife DB
23 Sam Pope DB
42 Rory Nixon OL
51 Samuel Tupua OL
55 Mark Jackson OL
75 Patrick Afif OL
6 Taylor Rowan K
7 Mike Washington WR
9 Erik Meyer QB
13 Rashaad Carter WR
14 Brian Zbydniewski QB
17 Adron Tennell WR
81 Nick Truesdell WR
0 Palauni Ma Sun OL
11 Diyral Briggs (Team Susp.) DL
66 Deveric Gallington (IR) OL
74 Tyrone Novikoff (RTR) OL
76 Myniya Smith (Inac. Res.) OL
0 Demario Ballard (LS) WR
0 Joe Southwick (IR) QB
3 Josh Pleasant (IR) DB
10 Andrew Joseph (IR) WR
16 Jarrett Brown (IR) QB
16 Steven Black (LS) WR
18 Nicheren Flowers (IR) WR
19 Samuel Charles (IR) WR
28 JT Fitzgerald (IR) DB
32 Antareis Bryan (RTR) DB
Other League Exempt »
68 Ryan Cave OL
72 Jonathan Williams (CFL - Toronto) DL
90 Kourtnei Brown (NFL - Buffalo) DL
7 Lowell Rose (NFL - NYJ) DB
12 Kamar Jorden (NFL - Min., CFL - Cal.) WR

Full roster...

 

2014 Transactions

Date Player Action Details
07/31/14 Myniya Smith PLACED ON INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/31/14 Patrick Afif (Inac. Res.) ACTIVATED FROM INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/31/14 Mark Jackson (Inac. Res.) ACTIVATED FROM INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/31/14 Diyral Briggs (IR) PLACED ON TEAM SUSPENSION  
07/31/14 Joe Southwick PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE  
07/24/14 Patrick Afif (Inac. Res.) PLACED ON INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/24/14 Mark Jackson (Inac. Res.) PLACED ON INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/24/14 Diyral Briggs (IR) PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE  
07/24/14 Nicheren Flowers (IR) PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE  
07/24/14 Brandon Paguese HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED  
07/24/14 Sam Pope HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED  
07/24/14 Bryant Nnabuife ACTIVATED FROM INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/24/14 Joe Southwick HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED  
07/18/14 Samuel Charles (IR) PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE  
07/18/14 Bryant Nnabuife PLACED ON INACTIVE RESERVE  
07/18/14 Adron Tennell REACTIVTING FROM INJURED RESERVE  
07/18/14 Nicheren Flowers (IR) ACTIVATED FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT  
07/18/14 Ryan Cave ACTIVATED FROM OTHER LEAGUE EXEMPT  
07/18/14 JT Fitzgerald (IR) PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE  
07/17/14 Myniya Smith ACTIVATED FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT  
07/17/14 Nicheren Flowers (IR) PLACED ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT  
07/17/14 Donovan Porterie PLACED ON REASSIGNMENT  
07/16/14 Myniya Smith PLACED ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT  
07/16/14 Samuel Charles (IR) ACTIVATED FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT  
07/14/14 Jarrett Brown (IR) PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE  
07/14/14 Samuel Charles (IR) PLACED ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT  
07/14/14 Mark Jackson (Inac. Res.) ACTIVATED FROM LEAGUE SUSPENSION  
07/14/14 Diyral Briggs (IR) ACTIVATED FROM LEAGUE SUSPENSION  
07/09/14 Samuel Charles (IR) HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED  
07/08/14 Myniya Smith ACTIVATED FROM LEAGUE SUSPENSION  
07/08/14 Sam Pope PLACED ON REASSIGNMENT  
07/08/14 Brandon Paguese PLACED ON REASSIGNMENT  
07/07/14 Mark Jackson (Inac. Res.) PLACED ON LEAGUE SUSPENSION  
07/07/14 Diyral Briggs (IR) PLACED ON LEAGUE SUSPENSION