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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jonathan Meeks, SS

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 209 lbs.
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Latest News
12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: S-Jonathan Meeks, Sr., Clemson (4), has been selected Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team. - Clemosn football

10/22/2012 - WEEK 8 NCAA NATIONAL FBS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Tigers got three interceptions and made two fourth-down stops in their victory against the Hokies. Clemson's Jonathan Meeks had two picks - his first of the season - including one he took back for a 74-yard touchdown. "From the sidelines, I believe it was their best effort," Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said of the Tigers' defense, which spurred Clemson to its third consecutive victory against Virginia Tech. - NCAA.com

10/22/2012 - WEEK 8 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Jonathan Meeks, Clemson, Senior, S, 6-1, 210, Rock Hill, S.C.,...Meeks had two interceptions, including one he returned 74 yards for a score in Clemson's 38-17 win over Virginia Tech. He also had four tackles and a pass broken up for three total passes defended. The 74-yard return for a score was the longest interception return for a score by a Clemson player since 2006. Ahead 10-7 in the second period, with the Hokies driving, Meeks intercepted the pass at the Clemson 26 yard line and returned it 74 yards for the score to give Clemson a 17-7 lead. With the interception, Meeks jumped to fifth in Clemson history in total interception return yards with 192. - ACC football

08/09/2012 - A year ago, Meeks started every game in Clemson's 8-0 start, playing at least 51 snaps in each game. Then, his playing time took a sharp drop. Over the next two games - a loss at Georgia Tech and a win over Wake Forest - he played 27 snaps combined, with Brewer starting alongside Hall at safety. He rebounded to play 44 snaps against N.C. State and 54 against South Carolina, then started the ACC title game and the Orange Bowl, playing a career-high 80 snaps in the Tigers' 70-33 loss to West Virginia. Meeks places the blame squarely on his own shoulders. "It was more so what I was doing," he said. "Steele was going to put the best player on the field, and at the time I wasn't the best player. That's why I was more focused this spring and summer to become the best player." Venables' schemes gave him confidence to play faster, which he says is crucial. "If you mess up, the game isn't over," Meeks said. "Don't get down on yourself." This spring, he also worked on foot quickness and lateral movement, both of which he feels can help his overall game. "I want to be a better returner with the ball after an interception," he said. "Or if someone tries to juke me or shake me as a running back, I'll have the hips and lateral quickness not to get juked." As he enters his final season of college football, Meeks still has plenty of potential. An even keel, he says, is a crucial component to success. "I had a lot of good plays, too," he said. "You're never as bad as you think you are, you're never as good as you think you are. I've got to stay humble, focused and keep working." - Greg Wallace, Tigers Xtra

 
Latest News
12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: S-Jonathan Meeks, Sr., Clemson (4), has been selected Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team. - Clemosn football

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