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Brad Meester biography

Date of birth : 1977-03-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Iowa Falls, Iowa
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, center for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Brad Meester is an American football center for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted in the second round (60th overall) of the 2000 draft.

Veteran center ranks second in franchise history with 145 starts and games played … Longest-tenured active Jaguar as he was selected in the second round of the 2000 draft … Owns team-record streak of 92 straight starts … Started and paved the way for 18 of the club’s top 20 rushing games in franchise history including the top five … Directed signals for Jaguars offense that ranked third in the NFL in rushing from 2003-09 with a 130.5 average and third during that same span with 406 rushes of 10-plus yards …Selected as the team's 2008 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award as well as the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award … Appointed by Jack Del Rio to Player Leadership Council in 2008 … Missed first four games of 2007 season after suffering a broken ankle in training camp and first six games of 2008 season with a biceps injury … Played major role on offensive line that helped Jaguars rush for the two highest single-season totals in franchise history in 2006 and 2007 including a single-season franchise record 2,541 rushing yards in 2006 … Part of an offensive line that led Jaguars to a franchise-record 375 rushing yards against Indianapolis on Dec. 10, 2006, tied for the third-most in NFL history. Jaguars surpassed the previous high of 244 rushing yards on Dec. 3, 2000 against Cleveland, a game which he started at guard … Is the only Jaguars player to start the first 92 regular season games after being drafted … Streak ended when he tore his biceps tendon at Cleveland on Dec. 4, 2005, and was placed on injured reserve … Made the transition from G to C in 2003 after three years as a starter at LG … Second-round draft choice in 2000 was the eighth rookie in franchise history to start the season opener and the third rookie to start all 16 games … First center chosen in the 2000 draft, selected with the 60th overall pick … Tied with Michael Cheever (1996) as the highest-drafted centers ever by the team …

2009
Started all 16 games at C, the seventh time in 10 seasons he started every game … Offense finished seventh in the AFC, 10th in the NFL, with 126.8 rushing yards per game… Part of OL that helped record 11 100-yard rushing games and tied for sixth in NFL with 19 rushing TDs …9/27 at HOU: Paved the way for 185 rushing yards and 399 yards of total offense in win … 10/4 vs. TEN: Helped offense to 442 yards of offense … 10/18 vs. STL: Offense produced season-high 492 yards, the fourth-most in team history …11/1 at TEN: Tied Fred Taylor for the second-most starts in team history at 136. Paved the way for season-high 217 rushing yards on 16 carries (13.6 avg.), the highest average per rush in the NFL since the 1970 merger … 11/8 vs. KC: Offense produced 426 total yards including 173 on the ground … 12/6 vs. HOU: Moved into second place in franchise history with his 141st game played …

2008
Started 10 games at C … Missed all of the preseason and the first six games with a right biceps injury suffered in training camp … 10/26 vs. CLE: Started at center in his first game of the season … Did not miss a snap in the final nine games … 11/9 at DET: Part of an offensive line that helped club rush for 157 yards on 33 carries, the second-highest rushing total of the season … Became third player in franchise history to make 125 starts on 12/1 at HOU …

2007
Started 11 games at C and both postseason games … Missed all of the preseason and first four games of the regular season after breaking a bone in ankle during training camp … Returned to starting lineup in week five … Did not commit a penalty in the regular season … Part of offensive line that allowed only 31 sacks, the third-fewest in team history … Jaguars ranked second in the NFL with 2,391 rushing yards (149.4 avg.), the second-most in team history … Helped Fred Taylor earn the first Pro Bowl trip of his career… Protected QB David Garrard who set single-season franchise record for passer rating (102.2) and highest completion percentage (64.0) … 10/14 vs. HOU: Helped offense rush for 244 yards on only 26 carries (9.4 avg.), the highest single-game average in franchise history … Member of offensive line that did not allow a sack in back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history on 12/9 vs. CAR and 12/16 at PIT … 12/30 at HOU: Dressed but did not play in regular season finale … Started at C and played the entire game in AFC Wild Card game on 1/5 at PIT and AFC Divisional Playoff game on 1/12 at NE …

2006
Started all 16 games at C and did not miss a snap for sixth time in seven seasons … Jaguars set a single-season franchise record for rushing yards with 2,541, averaging 158.8 yards per game … Helped pave the way for a franchise record 5.0-yard rushing average … As a unit, the Jaguars allowed only 30 sacks … 12/10 vs. IND: Part of an offensive line that led Jaguars to a franchise-record 375 rushing yards …

2005
Started first 12 games of season before missing final four games with a torn left biceps tendon … Was placed on injured reserve and ended his team record of 92 consecutive starts to begin his career … Did not miss one play in his 12 starts at C … 11/27 at ARI: Surpassed Tony Boselli for the most starts in team history with 91 …

2004
Started all 16 games for the fifth consecutive season and extended his team record of 80 consecutive starts … Did not miss one play the entire season at C … Was one of four offensive linemen to start all 16 contests …

2003
Started all 16 games for fourth consecutive season and missed only 14 snaps all year, breaking Kevin Hardy's team record of 58 consecutive starts … Moved to C to start the season after making 48 consecutive starts at LG … Allowed only half a sack and had just two penalties called against him … Anchored offensive line that gave up a franchise-record-low 28 sacks …

2002
One of six offensive players to start every game, doing so for the third straight season … Did not miss a snap the entire season at LG, one of only two Jaguars players to do so …

2001
Started all 16 games for the second straight season at LG … One of seven players on offense and 10 on team to start every game … Became the first Jaguars player to start his first 32 games after being drafted … One of four Jaguars offensive linemen to start every game … Played all but three snaps all season … 11/4 at TEN: Missed three plays with a finger injury, marking his first missed plays since college … 12/23 at MIN: Received an offensive game ball along with rest of offensive line as team rushed for 214 yards, tied for third-most in team history …

2000
Started all 16 games at LG as a rookie … Named to All-Rookie teams by Pro Football Writers, Pro Football Weekly and Football News … Ranked fifth-best rookie offensive lineman in the NFL by Pro Football Weekly … Played every snap of every game, the only player on the team to do so … One of three Jaguars offensive linemen to start every game, joining Tony Boselli and Brenden Stai.

COLLEGE
Four-year starter at C and three-time Gateway Conference first-team honoree … Named to Division I-AA Associated Press and Coaches All-America team as a senior … Named to the 1999 GTE Academic All-America team … Graduated with a degree in business management and 3.76 G.P.A.

PERSONAL
Married (Jamie) with daughters Lily, Emma, Chloe and Sophia … Lives in Jacksonville … Two-time All-District selection as a LB, adding All-State first-team honors as a lineman in his senior year at Aplington-Parkersburg (Iowa) High … Helped lead team to state title as a junior … Lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track … Graduated with a 3.8 grade point average … Participates in numerous charity golf events during the offseason … Established the “Brad’s Buddies” program in 2009 to provide opportunities for abused and neglected children in Jacksonville. The group holds an event each month and past events include bowling, dinner at Maggiano’s, a shopping spree at Wal-Mart and a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo … Led Jaguars effort in 2008 offseason to raise more than $90,000 for tornado relief in hometown of Parkersburg, Iowa. The club sold A-P (Aplington-Parkersburg High School) Falcons Tornado Relief hats at 2008 minicamp and on jaguars.com ... Actively supports numerous team community programs, including Jaguars Foundation's ongoing reading initiative (Playbooks) and the Honor Rows program … Participated in Laterra Links Celebrity Shootout at King and Bear in May of 2008 to benefit the St. Johns County Council on Aging ... Served as honorary chairman for the 2008 Children's Miracle Network golf tournament ... Supported Shop with a Jock event at Wal-Mart in December of 2008 for more than 50 children from the Bridge of Northeast Florida and the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation … Read to students at Loretto Elementary School in 2009 ... Participated in All-Pro Dads event in 2009 ... Full name: Bradley Ryan Meester.

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