Robert Meachem life and biography

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Robert Meachem biography

Date of birth : 1984-09-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Saints, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Robert Meachem is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Saints 27th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Signed a five-year contract, 7/24/07; Drafted by the Saints in the first round (27th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2009 - Had a breakout season, playing in all 16 games with seven starts and catching 45 passes for 722 and nine touchdowns. He also ran the ball six times for 82 yards and had six kickoff returns for an average of 24.7 yards. Scored another touchdown after stripping the ball from a defensive back and returning it to the end zone following an interception. Was the team’s leader in touchdowns with 10 total scores. vs. Detroit (9/13): Caught two passes for 51 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown in the first quarter and averaged 24.7 yards on six kickoff returns in his first game as the featured kick returner. at Philadelphia (9/20): Caught one pass for 11 yards and carried the ball on one rushing attempt, gaining 15 yards. at Buffalo (9/27): Played as a reserve receiver but did not have a reception. vs. NY Jets (10/4): Started at WR and his lone catch came on a 19-yard grab to convert a key third down; also carried the ball once for 13 yards. vs. NY Giants (10/18): Started at receiver and caught two passes for 70 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown grab in the 48-27 win; also had one rushing attempt for a two-yard gain. at Miami (10/25): Played as a reserve receiver but did not have a reception. vs. Atlanta (11/2): Caught two passes for 47 yards with both of his catches resulting in New Orleans first downs. vs. Carolina (11/8): Started in the team’s three-wide receiver set and set a new career-high with five receptions for 98 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown that tied the score at the end of the third quarter. at St. Louis (11/15): Played as a reserve receiver and only touched the ball twice, but both were for big plays. The first was a career-long 41-yard run on an end-around followed by a 27-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of the 28-23 victory. at Tampa Bay (11/22): Started in a three-wide receiver set and caught two passes – both for touchdowns – for 10 yards in the victory, marking the first multi-score game of his career. vs. New England (11/30): Started in the team’s three-receiver set and posted a team-high five catches – four of which went for first downs, including a pair of key third-down conversions – for 69 yards with a 38-yard touchdown reception, marking the fourth consecutive game he has found the end zone. at Washington (12/6): Started at WR and turned in a career-best performance, catching eight passes for 142 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown that tied the score with just over a minute left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Also made an extremely headsup play when he stripped the ball from S Kareem Moore following an interception, recovered the fumble in mid-air and raced 44 yards for a touchdown. The game was his fifth straight contest with a touchdown and the second multiscore game of his career. at Atlanta (12/13): Led the team with 57 receiving yards, catching four passes and also carried the ball once for four yards. vs. Dallas (12/19): Played in the receiver rotation and caught five passes for 43 yards. vs. Tampa Bay (12/27): Started at WR and caught five passes for 66 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown catch and had one rushing attempt for seven yards. at Carolina (1/3): Caught two passes for 12 yards. vs. Arizona (1/16 – Divisional Playoff): Was held without a reception but carried the ball once for a four-yard gain. vs. Minnesota (1/24 – NFC Championship Game): Made the first two catches of his postseason career, gaining 19 yards in the win. vs. Indianapolis (2/7 – Super Bowl XLIV): Played as a reserve receiver and caught two passes for six yards...
2008 – Was extremely productive in the first four games he appeared in, hauling in seven passes for 235 yards and a pair of touchdowns during the stretch…Made NFL debut memorable, with first pro catch a 19-yard TD at Washington, Sept. 14…Had two grabs for 86 yards at Denver, including 74-yard reception…Caught a 52-yard pass and a 47-yard touchdown vs. San Francisco, Sept. 28…Hauled in a pair of passes for 31 yards vs. Minnesota, Oct. 6…Took a reverse 20 yards for a TD at Detroit, Dec. 21…Had three catches for 36 yards and a seven-yard touchdown reception vs. Carolina, Dec. 28. 2007 – Inactive for all 16 games…Knee injury in offseason slowed his progress until late in the season.

COLLEGE

Started 15 of 37 games in his three-year career in Knoxville, catching 125 passes for 2,140 yards (17.1 avg.) with 17 touchdowns…Was just the sixth player in school history to gain over 2,000 receiving yards and departed ranked fifth in touchdown catches…Had a breakout season in 2006 after posting 71 catches for a school-record 1,298 yards and 11 touchdowns… Earned All-American first-team accolades from the Football Writers Association and The Sporting News…All-SEC first-team pick…Gained over 100 yards receiving in six contests…Played in 11 games as a sophomore in 2005, with two starts, and led team with 29 receptions for 383 yards (13.2 avg.) and two TDs…Played in every game in 2004 as a redshirt freshman and ranked third on team with 25 receptions for a team-high 459 yards (18.4-yard avg.) and four touchdowns…Redshirted in his first year after suffering knee injury in August.

PERSONAL

Majored in communications…Was named All-State as a senior at Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.) HS, recording 543 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns and rushing for 531 yards and eight TDs while guiding school to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in state championship…Played point guard on two-time state championship basketball team…Resides in Tulsa, Okla.

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