Meder’s Blocked FG Helps Browns Win First Game Of 2016

Meder’s Blocked FG Helps Browns Win First Game Of 2016


The first blocked field goal of Jamie Meder's National Football League career helped the Cleveland Browns to their first win of the 2016 season, a 20-17 decision at home over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday (Dec. 24) afternoon.

Meder, the former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman, made his 14th start of 2016 on Saturday, and, in addition to the blocked field goal with 3:45 left in the game and the Browns leading by three points, added an assisted tackle and a quarterback hurry.

In 15 games this season, Meder has 46 total tackles (24 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: The season finale on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Steelers.