A talented redshirt freshman who had an outstanding prep career at Jackson (Ala.) High School ... missed the 2009 season with an injury ... named the 2008 Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Class 4A Player of the year ... hit a blistering .505 as a prep senior with 13 home runs and 52 RBI to cap a stellar high school career ... led Jackson HS to the 2008 Class 4A state championship with a 34-6 overall record ... during his prep career, he batted .446 with 33 home runs and 108 RBI ... battled injuries this fall and saw limited action for the Tide.
2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played this past summer for the Lima (Ohio) Locos in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League ... led team to 28-8 overall record and the 2009 regular season title ... played 29 games and earned 26 starts ... hit two home runs and added 13 RBI this summer ... totaled eight extra base hits, including five doubles, two home runs and one triple ... handled all 44 chances without an error and recorded three outfield assists ... played on same team as Georgia pitcher Zach Laughlin and Kentucky catcher T.J. Daugherty.
Myer did not see action last season because he was redshirted.
A 2008 graduate of Jackson (Ala.) High School ... batted a whopping .446 with 33 home runs and 108 RBI in his prep career ... named the 2008 ASWA Class 4A Player of the Year in leading Jackson HS to the Class 4A state title with a 34-6 record ... hit .505 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI and added 25 stolen bases as prep senior ... named to the 2008 Birmingham News Super All-State team ... named ASWA Super 10 All-State ... also named First-Team Class 4A All-State by The Birmingham News and ASWA ... won team triple crown, MVP and captain awards ... named to the Mobile Register All-Region team ... 2008 Under Armor preseason All-American ... as a junior, Myer hit .525 (63 for 120) with 11 home runs and 28 RBI ... also scored 53 runs and stole 22 bases ... tallied 28 extra base hits ... led team to a third round of Class 4A state playoffs ... participated in the 2007 Alabama High School All-Star Game at Huntsville's Joe Davis Stadium ... named First-Team All-State by The Birmingham News and ASWA ... named to Mobile Register All-Region team ... went 4 for 9 (.444) with inside-the-park grand slam at the 2007 San Diego Padres East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla. ... hit .360 with six home runs and 25 RBI as a sophomore in 2006 ... lost to Bibb County HS in the first round of the state playoffs ... he batted .315 with three homers and 13 RBI as freshman in 2005.
Full name is Kent Jacob Myer ... son of Marvin and Sonya Myer.