Marist Alum nominated to NFL Pro Bowl Ballot
This week, it was announced that NFL kicker and Marist College alumni Jason Myers was nominated to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl Ballot.
This has been a career season for Myers, and it didn’t unfold without a little adversity. After being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks, Myers signed with the New York Jets. According to NFL.com, Myers has made 28 of his 30 attempted field goals this season, earning him a completion percentage of 93.3 percent. Myers also became the first NFL kicker to make five field goals from 55 yards or farther in one season. During their matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, Myers made Jets history when he set the franchise record, kicking seven field goals in New York’s 42-34 victory.
Myers played at Marist from 2009 until 2012, and during his tenure as a Red Fox he boasted an impressive stat sheet. He put up 43 points during his second season, and he led the team in scoring during his third season with 41 points. Myers’ 49-yard field goal at Davidson is also the longest in school history.
“It’s been great being able to watch a former Marist grad in the NFL this year,” said Shane Flaherty ‘19. “He’s kind of like a Marist representative on an actual sports stage. If he were to actually make the Pro Bowl, it would give Marist some recognition on a national level.”
While Myers is originally from Chula Vista, C.A., he has not forgotten his home on the Hudson. In the fall of 2016, Myers returned to Marist to sign autographs and take photos with students and fans during a Red Fox football game. The school also gave out free Jason Myers bobbleheads at the game.
The Pro Bowl takes place on Jan. 27, and fans have the opportunity to vote for their favorite NFL stars on NFL.com.
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