JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jason Myers used to sit in the stands of Qualcomm Stadium growing up.
On Sunday, his family will watch him play from the crowd he used to be a part of. Set to face the San Diego Chargers on the team's home turf for the first time in his young career, the Jaguars kicker is looking forward to playing in front of his loved ones.
“A lot of my family is from San Diego and Los Angeles and being so far away, they don’t get a chance to go to game,” Myers said. “I’ll have a good amount there.”
While his family and friends will be welcomed sight for the younger kicker, he ultimately wants to focus on his work over anything else.
“It’ll be fun,” Myers said. “Obviously, you’ve got to get ahead the game in a sense to try to keep everything normal. I sent a text out to my friends and family, I want to try to keep it low key and as normal of a business trip as I can.”
Myers went to Mater Dei Catholic High School roughly 20 minutes outside of San Diego. He knows the area well and is happy to be able to play at Qualcomm before the Chargers move to another venue.
“When I was still in high school, they played the San Diego Championships there and now it’s somewhere else,” Myers said. “Going to watch those games and a lot of Chargers games when I was younger, to get over there before they switch to a new stadium [is] pretty cool.”
The Jaguars will head out Friday and get a jumpstart on the West Coast trip. Myers says the time change won't effect him that much due to his frequent coast-to-coast travels.
“No, I think going Friday will obviously help,” Myers said.
“I’ve been used to it my entire [career], going to college in New York and then just switching back-and-forth. I think if you do everything right – and management does a good job doing that – so we’ll be ready to go.”
Myers is coming of a flawless performance in the team's Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The 25-year-old made all three of his field goal and both of his extra point attempts in the season opener.
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