Kedric Meredith
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Kedric Meredith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Richwoods

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L

2007: Started all 11 games ... set career-highs with 16 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns ... averaged 11.2 yards per catch ... also instrumental in the Redbird running game, which amassed 2,194 rushing yards on the season, the seventh-highest rushing total in school history ... caught at least one pass in seven games.

2006: Played in all 13 games, with 10 starts at tight end ... caught four passes on the season for 42 yards ... had two catches in a win at Western Illinois ... blocked for a rushing offense that averaged 170 rushing yards per game ... paved the way for running back Pierre Rembert to rush for more than 100 yards in each of 12 games and over 1,700 yards on the season ... protected for the No. 1 passing offense in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (228 yds/gm) ... Redbirds' total offense ranked No. 8 nationally with 397.5 yards per game.

2005: Played in 11 games, all as a reserve ... used primarily as a blocker on goal-line situations ... his 3-yard TD catch against Murray State was the first catch and first touchdown of his career ... caught two passes for 16 yards on the year ... blocked for the No. 1-ranked passing offense and No. 2 rushing offense in the Valley Football Conference.

2004: Redshirted.

Richwoods HS: Had 14 catches for 400 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... team claimed the Mid-State Six Conference championship with an 8-3 mark, but fell in the second round of the playoffs ... Peoria Journal Star All-Area Team selection ... named to the Times Observer All-Star Team ... first-team all-conference ... named second-team all-conference as a junior ... prep teammate of Illinois State's Landon Humbles ... lettered in football, baseball and basketball ... coached by former Illinois State defensive back Doug Simper.

Data: Born 9-20-85 in Decatur, Ill. ... son of Dale and Barb Meredith ... his father, Dale, graduated from Illinois State ... one of two children ... eight-time member of the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll ... major: accounting.

CAREER STATISTICS

Avg.

YEAR G-GS Rec. Yards TD Long
2005 11-0 2 16 8.0 1 13
2006 13-10 4 42 10.5 0 19
2007 11-11 16 179 11.2 2 26
TOTAL 35-21 22 237 10.8 3 26

CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Receptions: 5 at Missouri State, 10-6-07
Receiving Yards: 59 at Eastern Illinois, 9-15-07
Touchdowns: 1, three times
Long: 26 at Southern Illinois, 11-10-07