Elana Meyers Taylor made herself and her parents proud with her latest achievement in Winter Olympics 2022. She became the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympics history with five medals. But, the proudest people have to be her parents, her father in particular who was a star athlete in his days. Meet Elana Meyers’s father Eddie Meyers.
In this article, we discuss his job, his age, and his marriage.
Meet Eddie Meyers, Elana Meyers Taylor Father
Elana Meyers never saw her father Eddie Meyers’ NFL Dream as a motivation but as something to aspire to. But, she surely admires her father who is a people person. On Father’s Day 2014 Elana wrote on her IG, “Happy Father’s Day to a man who will go around the world and back for his daughter! Love u Dad! #sochi“.
Eddie waited six years to play in an NFL regular-season game, which never happened.
From 1982 to 1987, Eddie served six straight years in the military and used his marine leave to join the Atlanta Falcons training camp. He played exhibition games — 23 carries, 108 yards, one touchdown in total, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution — but never in the regular season, because duty called. In the preseason game in 1987, he suffered a toe injury and was later released. Although his dreams deferred, he is seeing it through Elana’s success in Olympics.
Elana secured a bronze medal in the two-woman bobsled making her the most decorated Black Winter Olympian with a total of five medals. This allowed her to make history. NBC Olympics tweeted, “Elana Meyers Taylor is now the most decorated woman to ever compete in Olympic bobsled”.
Born on 10 October 1984, Elana Myers won has also competed in 2010, 2014, and 2018 Olympics. She is the wife of fellow bobsled athlete Nic Taylor (@nic.taylor.96) who was also a former splinter and a graduate of Life University where he studied Doctor of Chiropractic.
Eddie Meyers Wife And Kids
The Meyers household always encouraged to pursue sports because Elana’s parents were also athletes back in their days. Elana’s father Eddie played football in college at the U.S. Naval Academy. Later, he played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons. Eddie’s wife Janet also played sports throughout her high school years.
A softball player and a cheerleader at one point, Janet however didn’t get to go to college so her athletic career ended in high school. But, Janet saw the potential in her daughter to fulfill her dreams to become an athlete. Watching Elana’s passion for sports, Janet started coaching her daughter to make sure she had everything she needed and made sure that she make it into college.
Despite discouraging words from coaches, her mom took the responsibility to make her Olympic dreams manifest into reality. Janet once saw Bobsled on TV and encouraged her to take on that sport. Because Janet is White, Elana identifies herself as a biracial woman. Janet is 62 years old as of 2022.
Elana has mentioned her mom in June 2016 post on IG.
During the marriage of Eddie and Janet which lasted over 33 years, they also had other two daughters — Erica Warren (@mrsericawarren) and Elise A Brown (IG: @ebrown_rn & FB: @Brown26.Elise).
Erica is relatively private about her life. Meanwhile, Elise currently works as Employee Health RN at Wellstar Health System. She formerly worked as a Nursing Supervisor at Wellstar Health System. Elise is married to Tremayne Brown and currently lives in Austell, Georgia.
Eddie Meyers Age
When Eddie Meyers signed three years contract with Atlanta Falcon in July 1982, he was 23-year-old. So you know, he should be at least 62 years old in February 2022.
Eddie Meyers Job
Eddie Meyers has been serving at PNC Bank Georgia as the bank’s President. He was promoted to the position in December 2011, before that he worked in the role of Executive Vice President & National Investment Manager for a little above six years from October 2005 to December 2011.
He had joined the job at the bank in March 2000 as Business Development Officer.
Back in 2015, Eddie spoke with The Baltimore Sun about his job at PNC and shared, “My goal was to get into banking and this job gives me thrills. I’m blessed to do something I look forward to each day and I get paid well. How much better could it get?”
Eddie graduated from United States Naval Academy in 1982. Three years later, he joined National University in 1985 to study accounting and Finance. He graduated with an MBA degree in 1987.
Is Eddie Meyers On Facebook?
No, Eddie Meyers doesn’t seem to be on Facebook.
How Tall Is Eddie Meyers?
According to Los Angeles Times, Eddie Meyers stood tall at 5-foot-9, whose playing weight was 203 pounds, 15 pounds lighter than he was.
Where Is Eddie Meyers From?
As of 2022, Eddie Meyers reportedly lives in Fairburn, Georgia.