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Kerry Meier taken by Atlanta Falcons in 5th round

KU wide receiver Kerry Meier heads up field against Missouri's Carl Gettis during the Border Showdown Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium.

KU wide receiver Kerry Meier heads up field against Missouri's Carl Gettis during the Border Showdown Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium.

April 24, 2010, 12:34 p.m. Updated April 25, 2010, 12:00 a.m.

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Many believed that former Kansas University wide receiver Kerry Meier possessed too much versatility to be passed over in this year’s NFL Draft.

The Atlanta Falcons agreed and made Meier the 34th pick in the fifth round, pick No. 165 overall. Meier was the 19th wide receiver taken in the draft.

“As soon as I picked up the phone and they said Atlanta Falcons, I was the happiest man on this planet,” Meier told members of the Atlanta media Saturday. “It’s something you can’t really put into words right now, and I’m so excited to be where I am today and have the opportunity to come in and help the team out in any way possible.”

The day was a good distraction for Meier, who’s been dealing with the death of his older brother, Dylan, a former Kansas State football player.

“It’s something I still don’t really feel happened,” Meier said. “I keep thinking my brother’s going to come walking through that door with that big smile on his face he always carried. It’s definitely going to be very hard to let this guy go. He was one of a kind. The news I got today, besides me being the happiest guy, he’s the second happiest guy for me.”

Meier leaves Kansas as the school record holder for career receptions (226), single-season receptions (102) and single-game receptions (16 vs. Iowa State).

Comments

Deja Coffin 4 years, 9 months ago

That's great news! Glad the family can receive some good news in this time of sadness.

KansasPerson 4 years, 9 months ago

A bittersweet day for the Meier family, I'm sure.

Steve Jacob 4 years, 9 months ago

From rotoworld...

"An insanely productive slot receiver in his final two seasons after converting from QB, Meier isn't a downfield threat and must learn to play special teams to make the roster even in a relatively weak Falcons receiver corps. Though he has soft hands and knows how to find soft spots in zone defenses, Meier comes up short in terms of NFL-caliber athleticism, particularly speed."

thebigspoon 4 years, 9 months ago

And your point is.............................? Ther has probably never been a football player who became a mainstay after an unheralded college career on an average to sub-par team, huh. Try having a little hope for the guy. He gave his all for KU under less than ideal situations for himself, and will do his all for a team that is actually paying him. This isn't the time for cynicism, but for hope for the future of a good young man. Go, Kerry, be all you can be.

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

Who are you railing at, spoon? You replied to a post that was merely a quote. Loosen the sphincter, buddy.

sassykansan 4 years, 9 months ago

It's time to start rooting for the Falcons! Way to go, Kerry!!! Dylan is smiling down on you from heaven.

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