Student Athlete Spotlight: Bradley Myers

Even Thue –

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Bradley Myers, a senior linebacker on the University of Wisconsin-Stout Football team. Myers is a Criminal Justice Rehabilitation major from Dodge Center, Minn.  

Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin-Stout?

I chose to come to Stout because it offered me the opportunity to continue playing football, as well as giving me a great education with pretty much a guarantee that I would land a job upon graduation with our school’s amazing placement rating. I also liked the addition of getting a laptop and books included in tuition. Lastly, the small campus feel and having everything so close together for me was super nice and convenient.

Outside of school and athletics, what are some other things you like to do?

I like to play video games (Madden, Call of Duty, 2K),  or watching Netflix. My go-to is The Office or That’s 70’s show. Other than that, probably just hanging out with my teammates.

What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

Some interesting facts about myself would be that I was born in Foley, Alabama and lived there until 3rd grade. Then my family and I moved up to a farm in Claremont, MN, about 20 minutes west of Rochester, MN. I was raised a die hard Alabama Crimson Tide fan for football and always will be. Another interesting thing is that I was adopted by my grandparents when I was 3 years old. So they have been my mom and dad for pretty much my entire life. I am forever grateful for the sacrifices that they have continued to give me everyday.

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?

My favorite pro-athlete is Cam Newton, just because of how different he is compared to all the other quarterbacks in the NFL. He’s just a freak of nature athlete and knows how to win. The Carolina Panthers would be my second favorite team in the NFL behind the Vikings.

What is your plan after college?

I want to get into event staff security and become a operations manager or security manager for events like sporting events and concerts, so like a behind the scenes guy coordinating the security. That would be my dream job right now. That’s why I’m Majoring in Criminal Justice and Rehab with a Minor in Business Admin.