At the Combine: Ex-Titan Shad Meier's brother hopes to make his NFL mark

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 12:23pm

INDIANAPOLIS — University of Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier said he has learned to lean on the advice of his older brother as he makes his way through the NFL Combine and readies for the draft.

Meier’s older brother is former Tennessee Titans tight end Shad Meier, a third-round pick by the club in 2001.

“It’s been great. Having him be there, just a phone call away definitely is great and I played it to my advantage,” Kerry Meier said. “He’s been there every step of the way. It’s been great for him just to be there for me to be able to just talk about his past experience of going through the whole process of getting to the NFL and playing quite a few years in the NFL. It definitely gave me insight on what to look out for.”

Shad Meier spent four seasons with the Titans and one with the New Orleans Saints, finishing his career with 42 receptions.

The younger Meier began his college career as a quarterback, but was switched to wide receiver by Jayhawks coach Mark Mangino his sophomore year.

“The hardest part was hearing the words come out of Coach Mangino’s mouth that you’re not going to be the quarterback anymore. I definitely didn’t see it coming. I saw myself as a quarterback and leading the team as a quarterback,” Kerry Meier said.

With the transition complete, Meier now finds himself as a receiver with a potential NFL future.

As for Shad Meier, Kerry reports that he is back in Nashville now and working in the real estate business.

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