PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD
1995 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Greg Myers, Colorado State University
Greg Myers was a standout football player at Windsor High School in Windsor, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University, where he played for the Colorado State Rams football team from. As a junior in 1994, Myers received first-team All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America, Scripps-Howard, and The Sporting News. As a senior in 1995, he won the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the nation, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American after receiving first-team selections from the Associated Press, United Press International, the Walter Camp Foundation, and The Sporting News. In addition to his athletic achievements Meyers won the Honda Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award, and was a consensus Academic All-American. Myers was inducted into the Colorado State University Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
He was drafted in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, and played professionally for five seasons. Following his time in the NFL, Myers attended the University of Colorado Health Science Center Medical School. He is now an Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor at Denver Health Medical Center.