Hawk Item - One of five seniors selected to team Leadership Group for 2001 season...ranks 35th in career tackles with 229 total stops...ranked fourth in Big Ten with four forced fumbles.
2001 Honors - Academic all-Big Ten...2001 - started first six games and played in 12 games...game captain vs. Penn State and Iowa State...recorded 48 solo tackles and 35 assists for a total of 83, including two tackles for loss and one pass break-up...three solo stops, two assists and a pass break-up vs. Kent State...four solo tackles and one assist vs. Miami...seven solo tackles and five assists in win over Penn State...two solo stops and six assists at Purdue...seven solo tackles and three assists at Michigan State, including two tackles for loss...five solo stops and four assists in win over Indiana...nine solo tackles and six assists vs. Michigan...two tackles at Wisconsin...three solo tackles and four assists in win at Northwestern...one solo and two assists in win over Minnesota...six solo tackles and one assists in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech...
2000 Honors - Academic all-Big Ten...2000 - saw action in all 12 games, while starting the final six games...first start of the season came at Illinois...named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win over Northwestern...recorded 95 tackles to rank second on team, including 60 solo stops...also had eight tackles for loss, three QB pressures, two QB sacks, one pass break-up and a forced fumble...two tackles vs. Kansas State...three tackles vs. Western Michigan...led team with 10 tackles vs. Iowa State, including nine solo stops...six tackles at Nebraska, including two tackles for loss and a QB sack...four tackles at Indiana...six tackles in win over Michigan State...11 tackles, one pass break-up and a forced fumble at Illinois...nine tackles, including seven solo stops, vs. Ohio state, along with one QB sack...nine tackles vs. Wisconsin, including three solo tackles and one tackle for loss...four solo tackles and three assists in win at Penn State...led Iowa with 16 tackles in win over Northwestern, with 10 solo stops and three tackles for loss...seven solo stops and five assists at Minnesota, including one tackle for loss.
1999 Honors - Academic all-Big Ten...1999 - played in nine games, with majority of action coming on special teams...recorded five solo tackles...two tackles vs. Indiana...one tackle vs. Nebraska, Penn State and Illinois.
1998 Honors - Academic all-Big Ten...defensive MVP vs. Indiana...defensive hustle award vs. Illinois, Northwestern and Indiana...1998 - saw action in all 11 games, with four starts...recorded 46 tackles, with 27 solo stops and 19 assists...had four tackles for loss, one pass break-up and recovered three fumbles...recorded three tackles in first college game vs. Central Michigan and recovered two fumbles...two tackles, including one for loss, at Arizona...two solo stops and one assist at Illinois...four tackles and a recovered fumble vs. Michigan...six solo tackles and one assist, including one tackle for loss, in first career start vs. Northwestern...seven solo stops and four assists at Indiana, along with one pass break-up...four solo tackles and five assists vs. Wisconsin...four tackles at Purdue...two tackles at Minnesota.
1997 - redshirted...defensive scout team MVP vs. Iowa State.
High school honors - Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as a senior and was also first team Class 3A as a junior...first team all-District selection as junior and senior...Class 3A Player of the Year and team captain as junior and senior...named to Prep Football Report All-Midland team...first team all-conference...selected to compete for North squad in Iowa's Shrine Bowl...Career - rushed 223 times for 1,298 yards and 20 TDs as a senior, helping prep team complete 10-3 record...on defense had 169 solo tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries...team placed second in Class 3A playoffs, losing 10-7 in championship game...rushed for 3,187 yards over final three prep seasons and had 272 tackles in two seasons at linebacker...ranks second in career rushing yards and career tackles...rushing totals of 209, 300 and 169 yards and averaged 17 tackles in leading team to state championship game...gained 933 yards and scored 10 TDs on 166 attempts as a junior and had 92 tackles and two interceptions...competes in track and field, basketball and baseball...anchored two state qualifying relay teams.
Personal - Born 12/27/78...wife's name is Summer...business major...honor roll student and member of Student Council...parents are Deb and Roger Meyer...high school coach was Toby Lorenzen.
Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int-Yds. QBH PBU FF FR Freshman 27 19 46 4/9 0/0 0-0 0 0 1 3 Sophomore 5 0 5 0/0 0/0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Junior 60 35 95 8/23 2/8 0-0 3 0 1 0 Senior 48 35 83 2/3 0/0 0-0 0 1 4 0 Career 140 89 229 14/35 2/8 0-0 3 1 6 3