Meder Starts, Makes Five Stops As Browns Fall To 0-12

Meder Starts, Makes Five Stops As Browns Fall To 0-12


For third time in 2016, former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder recorded five total tackles, picking up a solo and four assists for the National Football League's Cleveland Browns on Sunday (Nov. 27) in a 27-13 home loss to the New York Giants.

Meder, who started at defensive end for the 11th time in 12 games this season, also had a quarterback hurry. In 2016, he has 39 total tackles (20 solo) and a sack.

In his first full NFL season in 2015, Meder came off the bench in all 16 regular-season games for the Browns as a key member of the defensive line rotation as both a nose tackle and a defensive end. He finished 2015 with 33 total tackles (16 solo) and a sack of Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sept. 20.

Meder became the first former Eagle to play in a regular-season game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2014 campaign at Baltimore, recording one solo tackle. He originally was an undrafted free agent with the Ravens two years ago, and spent more than two months on their practice squad before joining Cleveland.

Following in a long line of highly-decorated AU defensive linemen, Meder was a two-time All-American, Ashland's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2010), a two-time GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012-13) and a four-time All-GLIAC first-teamer.

His collegiate career totals include 247 total tackles (96 solo), 35 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Meder is the eighth former Eagle to play in an NFL regular-season game.

UP NEXT: Dec. 11 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.