Former AU All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder was featured in a number of articles after blocking a field goal attempt that led to the Cleveland Browns winning their first game this season.
Meder just finished his second full National Football League season, and his first as a starter for the Cleveland Browns.
Media that featured articles on Meder included:
Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer doing a feature on Meder, quoting AU coaches Lee Owens and Tim Rose - http://www.cleveland.com/
An article for Clevelandbrowns.com --
An Akron Beacon Journal article -- http://www.ohio.com/sports/marla-ridenour-in-all-too-fitting-moment-pierogi-prince-of-parma-saves-browns-from-winless-season-1.735984
AU release on Meder getting AFC Special Teams Player of the Week - http://goashlandeagles.com/
Meder completed the 2016 season with 48 total tackles (26 solo) and one sack. He earned Week 16 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following a blocked field goal which helped Cleveland to its only win of the season on Dec. 24 at home against the San Diego Chargers.
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.