Former Eagle Football Star Earns Starting Position for NFL Europa Team

May 2, 2007

Erik Meyer, the 2006 Walter Payton Award winner and former Eastern Washington University football star, has earned the starting position for the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europa.

Meyer has led Cologne to a 2-1 record and has thrown for 300 yards in three games this season. He has completed 57 percent of his passes (32 of 56).

His first start came in last week's 14-6 victory over the Rhein Fire in which Meyer threw for 71 yards. The win moved the Centurions to second place in league, right behind defending champion Frankfurt Galaxy at 3-0.

The Centurions will next play the Berlin Fire on May 5. For more information on Meyer and the Cologne Centurions, check out

While at EWU, Meyer was named the Big Sky Offensive MVP in 2004 and 2005. He helped lead Eastern to back-to-back Big Sky Conference co-championships and two NCAA Championship Subdivision playoff berths.

He broke the NCAA Championship Subdivision record for efficiency rating (166.5) by quarterbacks with at least 400 completions. He had 10,261 yards and 84 touchdowns in 42 career games.

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