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Catching Up With ... former Navy running back Eddie Meyers

Catching Up With ... former Navy running back Eddie Meyers

They called him Fast Eddie, though he'd as soon run over football defenders as around them. For three years, Eddie Meyers carried Navy's offense, smashing school rushing records and leading the Midshipmen to three successive winning seasons (1979-81), a feat they wouldn't repeat for nearly 25 years.

As a sophomore, in only his second start, Meyers trampled Army for 279 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior, he rattled Syracuse for 298 yards and four scores and finished the year as the nation's fifth-leading rusher.

In hindsight, those games were "like a blur, a fog, an out-of-body experience," said Meyers who, at 5 feet 9, looked like anything but a big-time ball...

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