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Dylan Meier
College Kansas State
Conference Big-12
Sport Football
Position Quarterback
Jersey # 9
Class Senior (redshirt)
Major Finance
Career 2002–2006
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg)
Nationality USA
Born March 16, 1984 (1984-03-16) (age 25)
Pittsburg, Kansas
High school Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

Dylan Meier (born March 16, 1984 in Pittsburg, Kansas) was a quarterback for the Kansas State Wildcats football team. He played in college from 2002 to 2006.

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Early life

Born to Dennis and Valerie Meier. Has three brothers, one of which also played at Kansas State. Older brother Shad was a two-year starter at tight end and played five seasons in the NFL, and younger brother Kerry currently plays at the University of Kansas as a slot receiver and backup quarterback. Attended Pittsburg High School.

High school career

At Pittsburg High School, Meier was a two-time first team all-state selection and was named an honorable mention All-American. Ranked 80th by Rivals.com on its list of top athletes. He was coached by Merle Clark.

Meier threw for 1,465 yards and 14 TDs, while rushing for 935 yards and 10 TDs as a senior. He became the first 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher ever in the SEK Conference while directing Pittsburg to back-to-back appearances in the Class 5A state title game. He also lettered three times in baseball, twice in basketball and once in track.

College career

At Kansas State, Meier proved himself to be an experienced signal-caller and an accurate passer who makes good decisions with the ball. Despite having an injury plagued 2004 season, Meier was still rated as the top passing quarterback in the Big-12 heading into the 2005 campaign before suffering an offseason injury that kept him out all season.

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Freshman (red-shirt) (2002)

Meier redshirted his freshman year in 2002. Earned the team's Overachiever Award as the top player on the offensive scout team.

Freshman (2003)

Appeared in all 15 games as the holder on placements while playing in four games at QB. Emerged as the Wildcats’ No. 2 quarterback toward the end of the season. Saw his first career action vs. McNeese State, completing 5-of-8 passes for 78 yards and two interceptions while rushing four times for 46 yards and scored his first career TD against the Cowboys. Was K-State’s third leading rusher with 149 yards on 16 attempts while also leading the team in yards per carry (9.3) and was third in rushing touchdowns with three. Saw his most extensive action at Iowa State, completing 4-of-5 passes for a season-best 51 yards and rushing for 76 yards on nine carries.

Sophomore (2004)

Meier emerged as a proven backup his sophomore year at Kansas State, able to come off the bench when needed and play well when playing. Opened the season as the starter at quarterback, becoming the first Kansan to do so in the Bill Snyder era. Saw action in 10 games with six starts and completing 127-of-220 passes (57.7 percent) for 1,436 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions, and posted an efficiency rating of 121.51 which ranked seventh in the Big 12. Ran for 232 yards on 81 attempts and was K-State’s third-leading rusher. May have had best outing at Texas A&M, recording career highs in completions (29), attempts (45) and touchdowns (3). His completion total, which included connections to eight different receivers, was just four shy of K-State's single-game record. Was not fit to start at Kansas the following week, but came off the bench in second half to register a career high for passing yards (249). Also tossed two scores, including a career-long 86-yard fourth quarter TD to WR Tony Madison, and rushed for a third against the Jayhawks. Registered third consecutive 200+ yard passing performance against Oklahoma, completing 20-of-38 attempts for 242 yards. Connected with WR Yamon Figurs for a 38-yard TD strike in the second quarter to give Wildcats 14-7 edge. Was 12-of-18 passing for 183 yards vs. Western Kentucky in first career start. Gained 60 yards on nine attempts on the ground against WKU with a nine-yard touchdown run. Tossed first career touchdown vs. Fresno State, connecting with Davin Dennis from 47 yards out. Completing 26 passes on 41 attempts for his fourth career 200+ yard passing day (248) against Texas Tech. Connected with seven different receivers vs. the Red Raiders and was K-State’s leading rusher with 84 yards on 16 carries. Came off the bench in the fourth quarter at Colorado with 3:15 to play and drove the Wildcats to the game-tying TD with 0:36 remaining. Finished 7-of-11 passing on the drive for 63 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown pass to WR Jermaine Moreira. Earned team’s Ken Ochs Courage Award for his grit and determination in the face of injuries during the season.

Junior (2005)

Did not see any playing time due to an injury.

Senior (2006)

After missing the entire 2005 season, Meier started the first five games of the season, passing for 773 yards (70-of-138). Appeared in 11-of-12 games this season, either as a holder on placements or at quarterback. Completed 10 or more passes in each of the first five games this year. Was an effective 10-of-20 for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Florida Atlantic. Had a season-best 135.5 rating against the Owls. Threw for a career high 256 yards on 19-for-35 passing against Marshall. Was 15-of-26 for 163 yards in the season opener against Illinois State. Also came off the bench for one series against Texas, hitting on his lone attempt for eight yards. Led K-State to a 6-3 record as a starter.

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