August 1, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 15

Meyer's 'spring fling' helps Shock quarterback rediscover love for game

The grass has been ripped up and replaced by red turf: the field changed from Woodward to Roos. But no matter the changes, Eastern Washington University will always be home to Erik Meyer.

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Zach Edwards
Spokane Shock quarterback Erik Meyer (9) spies receiver Kamar Jorden (12) in an Arena Football League game earlier in the season against Jacksonville. The former Eastern Eagle has led the Shock into the AFL playoffs with a record-setting season in 2013 after being sidelined with an injury virtually all of 2012.

And home is where the 2005 Walter Payton Award winner returned when he hit a crossroads in his playing career, or rather when the crossroads hit him.

After throwing for 10,261 yards and 84 touchdowns in his four-year EWU career, Meyer led a nomadic lifestyle as he struggled to find a home in professional football. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals following the 2006 NFL dra...

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