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Name: Keegan Myrick

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and intercepted two passes in BG’s 42-0 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals.

Season update: Myrick has 779 yards rushing on 121 carries with nine touchdowns. He is averaging 6.4 yards per-carry and 97.4 yards-per game. He has three games where he rushed for over 100 yards.

Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “Incredibly- gifted athlete that has elite speed. He is evolving into a complete player both on offense where he has over 400 yards and seven touchdowns in the last two weeks and on defense where he has become our shutdown corner.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Helsel

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Talladega Nights”

Favorite food: Five Guy’s burgers

Favorite song: “Hometown” by Kane Brown

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, playing “Call of Duty”

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: North Carolina Tar Heels

Pro athlete most admired: Pittsburgh’s Ryan Switzer

Best athlete I competed against: Caleb Burke

Most influential person: Mike Sprouse

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting my first 200-yard rushing game

How I got my start in football: Playing flag football at the YMCA

Future goal: Win a state championship and play college football

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