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James Michael Meder (born April 12, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Ashland University. He has been nicknamed the "Pierogi Prince of Parma."[1]

Jamie Meder
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Meder with the Cleveland Browns in 2018
Free agent
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-12) April 12, 1991 (age 28)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Valley Forge
(Parma Heights, Ohio)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:95
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Meder played high school football at Valley Forge High School in Parma, Ohio. He was named first team all-conference and was tabbed the defensive player of the year as a senior. He was also named second team All-Ohio. Meder lettered four times in wrestling and three times in football.[2] He was a state runner-up in the OHSAA Division I heavyweight class in wrestling his senior year.[3]

College careerEdit

Meder played football for the Ashland Eagles from 2010 to 2013.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 14 in
(1.89 m)
293 lb
(133 kg)
5.20 s 1.89 s 3.00 s 4.43 s 7.47 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
8 ft 5 in
(2.57 m)
33 reps
All values from Ohio State Pro Day[4]

Baltimore RavensEdit

Meder signed with the Baltimore Ravens on May 11, 2014 after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft.[5] He was released by the Ravens on August 30 and signed to the team's practice squad on August 31, 2014. He was released by the Ravens on November 10, 2014.[6]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Meder was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on November 12, 2014. He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2014.[6] He made his NFL debut on December 28, 2014 against the Baltimore Ravens.[7]

On March 7, 2016, the Browns re-signed Meder.[8] On December 24, 2016, Meder blocked a potential-game tying 32-yard field goal with 3:49 left in the game against the San Diego Chargers to help the Browns win their first game of the season and snap a 17-game losing streak. They won the game by a score of 20–17.[9] He was then named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, becoming the first defensive lineman in Browns history to win the award.[10]

On November 21, 2017, Meder was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[11]

Meder was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2018.[12]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On January 14, 2019, Meder signed a reserve/future contract with the Seattle Seahawks.[13] He was released on August 31, 2019.[14]


  1. ^ "Jamie Meder, the 'Pierogi Prince of Parma,' helps save the day for the Browns". Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Jamie Meder". Archived from the original on December 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  3. ^ Bils, Chris (August 15, 2013). "Meder plays for more than recognition". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jamie Meder". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Ravens Sign 17 Undrafted Free Agents". May 12, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Jamie Meder". Archived from the original on December 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jamie Meder". Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Browns re-sign LB Tank Carder; sign DL Jamie Meder, RB Raheem Mostert". March 7, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Labbe, Dan (December 24, 2016). "Jamie Meder, the 'Pierogi Prince of Parma,' helps save the day for the Browns". Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  10. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (December 28, 2016). "Browns' Jamie Meder earns AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors". Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Browns sign DB Justin Currie, DL Tyrone Holmes; place DL Jamie Meder, DL Emmanuel Ogbah on IR". November 21, 2017.
  12. ^ Gribble, Andrew (September 2, 2018). "Browns claim 5 players in latest moves to reshaped 53-man roster".
  13. ^ "Seahawks sign defensive tackle Jamie Meder to futures contract". Seahawks Wire. USA Today. January 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Boyle, John (August 31, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves, Establish 53-Man Roster".

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