Myrick making an impact

Name: Keegan Myrick

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick led a fourth-quarter comeback in BG’s 20-14 victory over previously unbeaten Chestnut Ridge. He rushed for 192 yards, two touchdowns — including the game-winner — and a two-point conversion run. He also caught three passes and intercepted a pass in the end zone.

Season update: Myrick has rushed for 917 yards and 12 touchdowns on 122 attempts in 5.5 games. He has also caught 14 passes for 151 yards, has completed two passes for 21 yards and has collected 32 tackles, three interceptions and one forced fumble.

Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “Keegan is a gifted athlete that can completely take over a game on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He has D1 speed, so every time he touches the ball he has a chance to score.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Mielnik

Favorite subject: Psychology

Favorite movie: “Talladega Nights”

Favorite food: Aki Japanese Steakhouse

Favorite song: “Hometown” by Kane Brown

Outside interests: Training at Dorman’s Sport Performance, hunting

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Ryan Switzer

Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland’s Caleb Burke

Most influential person on my athletic career: Parents and coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Beating undefeated Chestnut Ridge in back-to-back years

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

Future goal: Win a state title and play DI football.


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