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Valor QB Erik Meyer Retires

Monday July 3, 2017

 Former MVP ends prestigious career in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Valor announced today that quarterback Erik Meyer, former Arena Football League MVP, is retiring effective immediately.

Meyer finishes his AFL career throwing for 13,904 yards (29th all-time) and 312 touchdowns (24th all-time) in seven seasons. His 120.57 career passer rating ranks seventh all-time. The La Mirada, California native and Eastern Washington alumnus played with the AFL’s Spokane Shock from 2010-14, the San Jose SaberCats in 2015 and Washington Valor during the 2017 season. Stops with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions, as well as NFL Europa’s Cologne Centurions and the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats highlight his diverse resume. During the 2013 season with Spokane, Meyer led the league in completion percentage (68.2), passing touchdowns (112) and passer rating (123.6) on his way to being named the AFL’s Most Valuable Player as well as receiving Russell Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Arena honors. He was named Second Team All-Arena in his lone season with the SaberCats in 2015. In Week 1 of the 2017 season, Meyer threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Valor to a 51-38 win over the Baltimore Brigade, the first victory in franchise history.

The Washington Valor are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Visit for more information.