Former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder had an afternoon of firsts on Sunday (Sept. 20).
Meder, playing in just his third National Football League regular-season game for the Cleveland Browns, had three total tackles, his first NFL sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in earning his first NFL win, a 28-14 decision over the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium.
In addition to the sack and the win, Meder also was one of the Browns' pregame captains for the coin toss.
He became the first former Eagle to play in a regular-season game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2014 season at Baltimore, recording one solo tackle. Meder originally was an undrafted free agent with the Ravens last year, and spent more than two months on their practice squad before joining Cleveland.
In four 2015 preseason games (one start), Meder finished with 11 total tackles (eight solos), one sack and a forced fumble. According to ProFootballFocus.com, Meder graded out as the Browns' best player in the preseason.
Following in a long line for highly-decorated AU defensive linemen, Meder was a two-time All-American, Ashland's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2010), a two-time GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012-13) and a four-time All-GLIAC first-teamer.
His collegiate career totals include 247 total tackles (96 solo), 35 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Meder is the eighth former Eagle to play in an NFL regular-season game.