Nate Meadors

American football player (born 1997)
American football player
Nate Meadors
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Meadors with UCLA in 2017
No. 38 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-13) February 13, 1997 (age 27)
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:San Gorgonio
(San Bernardino, California)
College:UCLA
Undrafted:2019
Career history
  • Minnesota Vikings (2019–2020)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2020)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2021)*
  • Cleveland Browns (2021–2022)*
  • New York Giants (2022)*
  • Tennessee Titans (2022)*
  • St. Louis Battlehawks (2023)
  • Cleveland Browns (2023)*
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Nathan Malik Meadors (born February 13, 1997) is an American football safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA.

Early life and high school

Meadors was born and grew up in San Bernardino, California, and attended San Gorgonio High School. He was San Gorgonio's starting quarterback as a senior and was named All-CIF Inland Division after passing for 1,481 yards and 22 touchdowns with four interceptions while also rushing for 1,971 yards and 26 touchdowns.[1]

College career

Meadors played four seasons for the UCLA Bruins. Meadors led the Bruins with nine passes broken up and had 55 tackles and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown, in his junior season.[2] As a senior, he recorded 37 tackles, three passes defended, two tackles for loss, one sack and one interception in 10 games played. Meadors finished his collegiate career with 149 tackles, 22 passes broken up and three interceptions in 42 games played (30 starts).[3]

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Meadors signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2019.[4] He was waived by the team during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019 but was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[5][6] He was promoted to the active roster on September 12, 2019.[7] Meadors made his NFL debut on September 15, 2019 in a 21-16 loss against the Green Bay Packers.[8] He was waived on September 28, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad.[9] He was promoted to the active roster on January 10, 2020.[10]

Meadors was waived by the Vikings during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was promoted to the active roster on September 12, 2020.[13] He was waived on September 18 and re-signed to the practice squad on September 22.[14][15] He was released on September 28, 2020.[16]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On October 19, 2020, Meadors was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[17] He was elevated to the active roster on December 5 for the team's week 13 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[18] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 4, 2021.[19] He was waived on May 4, 2021.[20]

Philadelphia Eagles

On May 14, 2021, Meadors signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.[21] He was waived/injured on August 4, 2021 and placed on injured reserve.[22] He was released on August 13.

Cleveland Browns

Meadors was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on November 9, 2021.[23] The Browns signed Meadors to a reserve/futures contract on January 10, 2022.[24] He was waived on August 3, 2022.[25]

New York Giants

On August 4, 2022, Meadors was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.[26] He was waived on August 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[27] On September 1, 2022, he was released.[28]

Tennessee Titans

Meadors signed with the Tennessee Titans on their practice squad on January 2, 2023.[29]

St. Louis Battlehawks

The St. Louis BattleHawks selected Meadors in the fourth round of the 2023 XFL Supplemental Draft on January 1, 2023,[30] He was released from his contract on August 12, 2023.[31]

Cleveland Browns (second stint)

On August 13, 2023, Meadors was signed by the Cleveland Browns.[32] On August 27, 2023, Meadors was released by the Browns.[33]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On December 11, 2023, Meadors signed a letter of intent with the St. Louis Battlehawks.[34] He then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on December 27.[35] Meadors was released on January 9, 2024.[36] He signed a reserve/future contract on February 2.[37]

References

  1. ^ "Nathan Meadors: San Gorgonio three-star safety signs NLI with UCLA". Pasadena Star-News. February 4, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "UCLA DB Nate Meadors rediscovers confidence entering NFL Draft after down years". Los Angeles Daily News. April 23, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Zulgad, Judd (September 12, 2019). "Vikings place Josh Doctson on injured reserve; sign rookie cornerback to roster". SKORNorth.com. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Peters, Craig (April 29, 2019). "Vikings Agree to Terms with Undrafted Free Agents". Vikings.com. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 31, 2019). "Vikings cut Laqoun Treadwell as they get to 53". Profootballtalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Vikings sign Colquitt; add nine players to practice squad". KSTP.com. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Ratke, Kyle (September 12, 2019). "Vikings sign CB Nate Meadors to active roster from practice squad". Vikings Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Eric (September 15, 2019). "Vikings Defense Can't Overcome Rough Start in Road Loss to Packers". Vikings.com.
  9. ^ Peters, Craig (September 28, 2019). "Vikings Sign Rookie WR Davion Davis to Active Roster, Waive CB Nate Meadors". Vikings.com.
  10. ^ "Vikings Send Mackensie Alexander to I.R., Sign Nate Meadors to Active Roster". Vikings.com. January 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Peters, Craig; Smith, Eric (September 5, 2020). "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  12. ^ "Vikings Claim LB Ryan Connelly, Add 13 Players To Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 6, 2020.
  13. ^ Alper, Josh (September 12, 2020). "Vikings sign Nate Meadors, promote Hardy Nickerson from practice squad". NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  14. ^ Smith, Eric (September 18, 2020). "Vikings Add Jones & Metellus to 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com.
  15. ^ Williams, Charean (September 22, 2020). "Vikings sign Hardy Nickerson to active roster". NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  16. ^ @Vikings (September 28, 2020). "The #Vikings have signed DB Luther Kirk (@CaptainKirk140) to the practice squad and released DB Nate Meadors from the practice squad" (Tweet). Retrieved October 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Bouda, Nate (October 19, 2020). "Jaguars Sign DB Nate Meadors To Practice Squad". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  18. ^ "Jaguars Make Roster Moves". Jaguars.com. December 5, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  19. ^ Bouda, Nate (January 4, 2021). "Jaguars Sign 11 Players To Futures Contracts". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  20. ^ Johnson, James (May 4, 2021). "LB Joe Giles-Harris among 4 released by Jags". USAToday.com. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  21. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 14, 2021). "Eagles sign DB Nate Meadors". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  22. ^ "Eagles activate S Andrew Adams from the Reserve/COVID-19 list". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. August 4, 2021.
  23. ^ "Browns make roster moves". ClevelandBrowns.com. November 9, 2021.
  24. ^ "Browns sign 8 to reserve/futures contracts". ClevelandBrowns.com. January 10, 2022. Archived from the original on January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  25. ^ "Browns sign WR Daylen Baldwin, waive S Nate Meadors". ClevelandBrowns.com. 3 August 2022. Archived from the original on 3 August 2022. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  26. ^ "Giants roster moves: DB Nate Meadors claimed off waivers". SBNation.com. 4 August 2022.
  27. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 31, 2022). "Giants sign 15 players to practice squad; 1 spot remains". Giants.com.
  28. ^ Benton, Dan (September 1, 2022). "Giants sign safety Tony Jefferson, three others to practice squad". Giantswire.com.
  29. ^ Wyatt, Jim (January 2, 2023). "Titans Sign Safety Mike Brown to 53-Man Roster, Place Safety Andrew Adams on Injured Reserve". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  30. ^ "Supplemental Draft Picks 2023". XFL.com. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  31. ^ "XFL Transactions". XFL.com. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  32. ^ "Browns place LB Jacob Phillips on injured reserve, sign 2 players". ClevelandBrowns.com. 2023-08-13. Retrieved 2023-08-14.
  33. ^ "Browns reduce roster to 76". ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved 27 August 2023.
  34. ^ "11 Players Sign Letters of Intent with XFL". XFL.com. December 11, 2023. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  35. ^ "Steelers make practice squad moves". Steelers.com. December 27, 2023. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  36. ^ Varley, Teresa. "Steelers make practice squad move". steelers.com. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  37. ^ Varley, Teresa (February 2, 2024). "Meadors signed to Reserve/Future contract". Steelers.com.

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