Talented defensive lineman expected to shoulder extensive role along defensive front during final campaign ... expected to battle for lead role this spring ... enters preseason camp listed atop depth chart at left tackle position ... features tireless "motor" and great desire ... displays greatly improved pass rush ... always around football ... began college career at Army before transferring to University of Texas-El Paso ... spent one year in El Paso before returning to Academy ... forced to sit out 2003 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines ... stout defender against rush ... capable of making plays in opponent's backfield ... added valued size and strength during offseason ... main cog in Army's revamped defensive look up front ... two-year letterman.
2004: Appeared in eight contests ... drew pair of starting assignments ... opened with lead cast against UAB and Navy ... start versus UAB marked first of career ... finished campaign with eight tackles ... notched three hits for loss and one forced fumble ... tied career high with two stops against Blazers ... also registered first career quarterback sack versus UAB ... sat out TCU, USF and Air Force contests ... created significant impact upon return in victory over Cincinnati ... lone tackle opposite Bearcats resulted in UC fumble that was recovered in the end zone by Army DB Jonathan Lewis ... resulting touchdown boosted Army's lead to 12 points ... tackle marked first career hit behind line of scrimmage ... forced fumble versus Bearcats was selected Pontiac "Game Changing Performance" that week by online voters ... play was selected for inclusion in voting by crew at ESPN ... equaled season-high with two tackles at Tulane, including one stop behind enemy line of scrimmage ... credited with one hit each versus Louisville, Houston and East Carolina.
2003: Sat out season due to NCAA transfer guidelines.
2002: Attended University of Texas-El Paso after departing Academy ... member of varsity football team.
2001: Slowed by injury during outset of rookie campaign at Army ... missed first four games of season ... appeared in just three contests overall ... drew game showings opposite East Carolina, TCU and Navy ... notched two tackles against both East Carolina and TCU ... finished season with four tackles ... missed four consecutive outings before receiving field duty in season finale against Navy.
High School: Honorable mention all-state performer by Associated Press during senior year at John Marshall High in San Antonio, Texas ... played for head coach Bryan Dausin ... all-district selection ... named "Defensive Player of the Year" by San Antonio Express-News ... earned all-league honors as well ... team most valuable player ... three-time letterwinner ... served as team captain as a senior.
Personal: Born Dec. 1, 1982 ... given name is Douglas Wallace Meyer ... parents' names are Steven and Patricia Meyer ... majoring in Systems Engineering.
MEYER'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year G-GS TT PT AT TFL QBS FR PD Int.
2001 3-0 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
2004 8-2 8 4 4 3-22 1-14 0 0 0
Totals 11-2 12 4 8 3-22 1-14 0 0 0
Tackles: 2, Several times
Tackles for Loss: 1 vs. Cincinnati, 10-9-04; Tulane, 11-13-04
Quarterback Sacks: 1 vs. UAB, 11-20-04