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."
Meder with the Cleveland Browns in 2018
|Born:||April 12, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||308 lb (140 kg)|
|High school:||Valley Forge|
(Parma Heights, Ohio)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
|Player stats at PFR|
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. He was a state runner-up in the OHSAA Division I heavyweight class in wrestling his senior year.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 1⁄4 in
|5.20 s||1.89 s||3.00 s||4.43 s||7.47 s||30 in
|8 ft 5 in
|All values from Ohio State Pro Day|
Meder signed with the Baltimore Ravens on May 11, 2014 after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft. 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.
Meder was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on November 12, 2014. He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2014. He made his NFL debut on December 28, 2014 against the Baltimore Ravens.
On March 7, 2016, the Browns re-signed Meder. 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. He was then named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, becoming the first defensive lineman in Browns history to win the award.
On November 21, 2017, Meder was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Meder was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2018.
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