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Ramel Meekins

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 284 | College: Rutgers
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2006 Season

Starting defensive tackle … Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team … Named Most Valuable Defensive Player for the Scarlet Knights … Co-captain of the Scarlet Knights for the 2006 season … Second on the team in quarterback hurries with eight … Second in the BIG EAST in sacks per game (0.7) and sixth in tackles for loss per game (1.1) … Has at least one TFL in eight of RU's 12 games … Tied for seventh on Rutgers' all-time sack list … Posted two tackles in season-opener at UNC (9/2) … Also had one tackle for loss against the Tar Heels … Assisted on three tackles in shutout of Illinois (9/9) … In win over Ohio (9/16), tallied four tackles (one solo) and also had 1.5 tackles for loss … Tallied one tackle in Rutgers' win over Howard (9/23) … Posted three solo tackles in Rutgers' win at South Florida (9/29) … Had two tackles for a loss of seven yards against the Bulls and also had one sack for a loss of four yards … Led the team with a career-high 12 tackles in Rutgers' 34-0 shutout at Navy (10/14) … Posted two sacks and forced three fumbles against the Midshipmen, leading a Scarlet Knight defense that limited the nation's No. 1 rushing offense in Navy (averaging 350 yards per game) to just 113 yards.

Named Division I-A National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation … Also earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance at Navy … Five tackles, including three solo stops in win over UConn (10/29) … Had a sack against the Huskies and recorded a tackle for loss … Recorded eight tackles, five solo, in the Scarlet Knights' win over Louisville (11/9) … Had two sacks for a loss of 13 yards, including one sack in the third quarter as well as two quarterback hurries in the third period … Ten tackles, including two solo stops, against Cincinnati (11/18) … Recovered a fumble against the Bearcats … Assisted on five tackles in Rutgers' win over Syracuse (11/25) … Also had a tackle for loss against the Orange … Recorded 10 tackles, including five solo stops, against West Virginia (12/2) … Matched his seasonhigh with two sacks against the Mountaineers, as well as forcing a fumble and 3.5 tackles for loss.

2005 Season

A former walk-on who earned a starting assignment at defensive tackle in training camp and turned in an outstanding season … Finished fifth on the team in tackles (63), second in TFLs (15.0) and third in sacks (9.0) … Ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in both sacks and TFLs … Tied for 30th nationally in sacks per game (0.75) and tied for 42nd in TFLs per game (1.25) … Opened the season with a strong six-tackle performance at Illinois (9/3), including 2.0 TFLs … Registered six tackles in RU's win at Buffalo (9/17) … Posted first career sack vs. Villanova (9/10) … Had 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks vs. Navy (10/29).

Recorded eight tackles vs. USF (11/5) … Had five solo stops at No. 18 Louisville (11/11) … Finished with a career-high 10 tackles and a RU season-high four sacks for a loss of 38 yards in RU's regular-season finale against Cincinnati (11/26), leading a defensive unit that posted nine sacks against the Bearcats … Also had two QB hurries vs. Cincinnati … Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Bearcats … Named RU's Defensive MVP … Capped season with five-tackle (three solo) performance in the Insight Bowl vs. Arizona State (12/27) … Also recovered a pair of fumbles against the Sun Devils.

2004 Season

Played in nine of 11 games … Had four tackles (two solo, two assisted), including two at Navy (11/20) … Also wrestled at RU.

2003 Season

As a walk-on, was one of 10 true freshmen to see action n 2003 … Started the season No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive tackle … Played in five games, registering seven tackles (2 solo, 5 assisted) … Had season-high three stops (1 solo, 2 assisted) in win over Navy (9/27) … Also had two assisted tackles vs. Virginia Tech (10/4) … Registered 0.5 tackles-for-loss … Earned a spot at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in his first season of competition following a fourth-place finish at the EIWA Championships.

High School

Was a two-time captain (2001, 2002) and two-time All-League pick … Earned team MVP honors as a senior in '02 … Was named to the All-County and All-North Jersey first team … Was a member of the 2000 team that captured the state championship … Was a two-time All-County and All-North Jersey pick in wrestling … . Two-time District and Regional champion … Finished third in the state as a senior.


Born 8/6/85.


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