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Former Rams Great Eddie Meador
Former Rams Great Eddie Meador
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: mike goodpaster
Interview with Eddie Meador all time great LA Rams defensive back
Interview with Eddie Meador all time great LA Rams defensive back
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Eddie Cohen
Meador E, Escaping Gravity, Attachment Three
Meador E, Escaping Gravity, Attachment Three
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Galaxy Nimph
Big Star Show:Former Rams Legend Eddie Meador!Plus we Talk Cowboys!
Big Star Show:Former Rams Legend Eddie Meador!Plus we Talk Cowboys!
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: mike goodpaster
Bless ED: 8 Principles to Define Your Life | Scott Meador | 11.16.14
Bless ED: 8 Principles to Define Your Life | Scott Meador | 11.16.14
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: churchonajourney
Markstrat Presentation
Markstrat Presentation
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: Ed Meador
Ed Sheeran - Happier [Official Audio]
Ed Sheeran - Happier [Official Audio]
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: Ed Sheeran
VAUGHN MEADER (as JFK) - 1962 - "The First Family - Press Conference"
VAUGHN MEADER (as JFK) - 1962 - "The First Family - Press Conference"
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: ClassicComedyBits
Josh Meador Animation
Josh Meador Animation
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: ibcf
The Most Efficient Way to Destroy the Universe – False Vacuum
The Most Efficient Way to Destroy the Universe – False Vacuum
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Steven Greer - Art Bell - September 17 2013 - 9-17-2013
Steven Greer - Art Bell - September 17 2013 - 9-17-2013
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: Dark Matter Archive
AB - Twelve Pack #24 - Open Lines 3 - 12 Hour Binge
AB - Twelve Pack #24 - Open Lines 3 - 12 Hour Binge
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Ghostly Matters
Art Bell - Graham Hancock - Message of the Sphinx
Art Bell - Graham Hancock - Message of the Sphinx
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Chicke Little
Meador Shooting
Meador Shooting
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Henderson County Now
Alexandra Meadors: Urgent Message - November 4, 2016
Alexandra Meadors: Urgent Message - November 4, 2016
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Galactic Connection
Genetic Engineering and Diseases – Gene Drive & Malaria
Genetic Engineering and Diseases – Gene Drive & Malaria
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Art Bell
Art Bell's Dark Matter - Jim Sparks - Alien Encounters
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Snorestein
Michio KaKu Art Bell Interview UFO Ancient Aliens Ufo News
Michio KaKu Art Bell Interview UFO Ancient Aliens Ufo News
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: Nick Dip
AB - Twelve Pack #33 - Dark Matter UFO
AB - Twelve Pack #33 - Dark Matter UFO's & Aliens - 12 Hour Binge
Published: 2017/04/15
Channel: Ghostly Matters
The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens?
The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens?
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Dr. René Wilfer CEO of PIKO Trains and Jon Meador Manager of Piko America On Facebook Live
Dr. René Wilfer CEO of PIKO Trains and Jon Meador Manager of Piko America On Facebook Live
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: TrainWorldTV
Wake Me Up Avicii Sam Meador (Percussive Guitar Cover)
Wake Me Up Avicii Sam Meador (Percussive Guitar Cover)
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: HâMza VI
Art Bell
Art Bell's Dark Matter - Steven Greer - ET's
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Snorestein
Mopar Parts and Performance | Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram | Fort Worth, Tx
Mopar Parts and Performance | Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram | Fort Worth, Tx
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
082110 MIR Leroy Buckler left and Dave Meador right
082110 MIR Leroy Buckler left and Dave Meador right
Published: 2010/08/24
Channel: Bracketracecentral
Waiting For Love - Avicii - Sam Meador Percussive Guitar Cover
Waiting For Love - Avicii - Sam Meador Percussive Guitar Cover
Published: 2015/10/24
Channel: Erthe and Axen Records
Blackhawk Museum Gary Meadors Celebration of Life, the Cars in the parking lot
Blackhawk Museum Gary Meadors Celebration of Life, the Cars in the parking lot
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: rodneyracer
Sex Before Vs. After Kids
Sex Before Vs. After Kids
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: BuzzFeedVideo
Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD - 2011
Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD - 2011
Published: 2011/09/07
Channel: ACADonline
Ed Sheeran - Lego House [Official Video]
Ed Sheeran - Lego House [Official Video]
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: Ed Sheeran
Make My Deal at Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Make My Deal at Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Michael Meador: Nanotechnology of Tomorrow
Michael Meador: Nanotechnology of Tomorrow
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: TheCTOFORUM
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones - Kentucky [Official Video]
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones - Kentucky [Official Video]
Published: 2014/03/17
Channel: Warner Bros. Records
Memorable Scenes in Animation History : Year 1940 (Yearly Sakuga MAD)
Memorable Scenes in Animation History : Year 1940 (Yearly Sakuga MAD)
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: magnil
From the ACAD Archives 2011: Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD
From the ACAD Archives 2011: Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: ACADonline
Art Bell Dark Matter Interview With Jim Sparks Alien Encounters
Art Bell Dark Matter Interview With Jim Sparks Alien Encounters
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Meridian Sunshine
Kicker CVR 15
Kicker CVR 15's EATING a Flannel Shirt!
Published: 2011/06/03
Channel: Daniel Meador
Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD.mp4
Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD.mp4
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: annemariedorland
MGMT - Kids - Slap Guitar Tutorial (14th Day Of Xanthochristmas)
MGMT - Kids - Slap Guitar Tutorial (14th Day Of Xanthochristmas)
Published: 2012/12/14
Channel: Erthe and Axen Records
TBFA 2010 Meador & Stouffer Front Engine Dragster Qualifying 1st Round Denton TX.mpg
TBFA 2010 Meador & Stouffer Front Engine Dragster Qualifying 1st Round Denton TX.mpg
Published: 2010/11/21
Channel: newfedonnitro
Dale Meador - Everybody Plays This Game
Dale Meador - Everybody Plays This Game
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: Armadillo Killer
Trendspotters: Spotlight on Mac Meador
Trendspotters: Spotlight on Mac Meador
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: WMTV1693
Meador Auto December Radio Ad
Meador Auto December Radio Ad
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Tropical House Vol 1 | Best Of Vocal Deep House Music Chill Out | Summer Happy Mix 2016
Tropical House Vol 1 | Best Of Vocal Deep House Music Chill Out | Summer Happy Mix 2016
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: WhatdaBUFU
TOP 5 COVERS OF WAKE ME UP - AVICII
TOP 5 COVERS OF WAKE ME UP - AVICII
Published: 2015/05/03
Channel: Cover Nation
Star Wars: Darth Vader vs Rey! Who will win?
Star Wars: Darth Vader vs Rey! Who will win?
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: James Bryan JB
Just A Little Practice
Just A Little Practice
Published: 2014/11/25
Channel: Sam Meador
Nostradamus Predictions Bible Prophecy 2014 2015 Art Bell interview John Hogue Nostradamus Bible
Nostradamus Predictions Bible Prophecy 2014 2015 Art Bell interview John Hogue Nostradamus Bible
Published: 2013/10/09
Channel: Nick Dip
Craig Meador — APH Annual Meeting 2016
Craig Meador — APH Annual Meeting 2016
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: APH — American Printing House for the Blind
Art Bell - Ghost to Ghost Binge 2
Art Bell - Ghost to Ghost Binge 2
Published: 2016/10/22
Channel: Ghostly Matters
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Ed Meador
No. 21
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1937-08-10) August 10, 1937 (age 79)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas Tech
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 7 / Pick: 80
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 46
Interception yards: 547
Touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Eddie Doyle Meador (born August 10, 1937) is a former professional American football defensive back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1959 to 1970.

High school[edit]

Meador graduated from Russellville High School (RHS) in 1955 as an All-Region and All-State football player. He was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and track at RHS, and the Cyclones won the Region 3AA football championship in 1954. He is a member of the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

College[edit]

Meador attended Arkansas Tech University (ATU) in Russellville, Arkansas. During his college football career (1955–58), Meador seldom left the playing field because he was the tailback, a defensive back, a return specialist, and a co-captain for the Wonder Boys. In addition to football, Meador played basketball and ran track for ATU.

Meador was named All-Conference in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference (AIC) in 1957–58 and was named Little All-American following his senior season at Tech. His collegiate career includes rushing for 3,410 yards and scoring 259 points. Tech won the AIC championship in 1958.

There were other tremendous single-game, single-season, and career achievements that resulted in unofficially setting 19 collegiate records, which have since been surpassed. To cap off his career, Meador was invited to play in the Optimist Bowl in Tucson, where all-star-caliber football players from Division I were pitted against all-star-caliber football players from smaller colleges.[1] Playing alongside all-star teammates such as John Madden and John Wooten, Meador's team was narrowly defeated by the players of Division I. He was voted Arkansas Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1958. In 1959 Meador graduated with a teaching degree (Social Studies and Physical Education).

NFL[edit]

Meador was drafted in the 7th Round of the 1959 NFL Draft, as the 80th pick overall. He was a starter as a rookie at conerback and was voted the Rams' Defensive Rookie of the Year.[2] Meador was voted to the Pro Bowl the following season, as well as being named second-team All-Pro. In 1961 Meador tied for the NFL lead in fumbles recovered with 5 and was named All-Conference by The Sporting News. The following season, 1962, Meador was honorable mention All-Pro and set a Ram record by blocking 4 kicks.[3]

In 1963, he was second-team All-Pro and intercepted six passes. In 1964 Meador was moved from cornerback to free safety. He recorded 95 tackles and was named All-Conference by The Sporting News (an honor he would receive every year from 1964 through 1969). In 1965, he led the Rams with 126 tackles and was named second-team All-Pro for the third time. He was the holder for the Rams placekicks and on a fake field goal attempt he ran 17 yards for a touchdown.

In 1966 Meador picked off 5 passes, recovered 3 fumbles logged 97 tackles on an improving 8–6 Rams team, that was headed by George Allen. The following season Meador had 100 tackles, intercepted 8 passes (returning 2 for touchdowns) and was named first-team All-Pro for the first time in his career. It was an honor he would also receive in both 1968 and 1969. In 1969 Meador logged 102 tackles and picked off 5 passes while making first-team All-Pro for the third time in as many seasons.

“Eddie Meador was one of the finest defensive backs l have ever seen. Outstanding in coverage and a fierce tackier, he had a remarkable nose for the football that allowed him to come up with big plays again and again during his career with the Rams. He was also a fine leader and one of my favorite teammates.”[4]
Merlin Olsen

Legacy[edit]

Meador retired after the 1970 season. He is still the Rams all-time interception leader (with 46) and hold the team record for most opponents fumbles recovered (18) and blocked the most kicks in team history with 10. Along the way Meador was voted the Rams "defensive back of the year" seven times and was named to the Los Angeles Rams All-Time team in both 1970 and 1985 and voted to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1960s.[5]

Meador was a three-time First-team All-Pro and a three-time Second-team All-Pro. In addition he was a seven-time All-Western conference selection by The Sporting News to match his six Pro Bowl Selections.

  • Named as the NFL Players Association President (1969–1970)
  • Inducted into the Arkansas Tech University Hall of Distinction (1969)
  • Awarded the NFL Father of the Year (1969)
  • Awarded the NFLPA Byron 'Whizzer' White Award (1969)
  • Elected to the Helms Athletic Foundation Sports Hall of Fame (1972)
  • Elected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame (1978)
  • NAIA Collegiate Hall of Fame member

In 2012, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Meador to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2012 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harelson, Hugh (January 4, 1959). "Major Stars Win At Tucson"Paid subscription required. Arizona Republic. Retrieved January 14, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ Eddie Meador.com
  3. ^ 2006 St. Louis Rams Media Guide
  4. ^ Eddie Meador.com
  5. ^ 2006 St. Louis Rams Media Guide
  6. ^ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2012". Retrieved November 21, 2016. 

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