2005 (Junior) - Played in 11 games as a backup ... recorded 20 total tackles, 10 unassisted ... had one interception and a half tackle for loss ... career-best four tackles vs. Utah ... half tackle for loss vs. UNLV ... three tackles vs. BYU ... two tackles and an interception vs. New Mexico.
2004 (Sophomore) - Played free safety on the varsity team ... suited up for every game but did not see live game action.
2003 (Freshman) - Played cornerback on the junior varsity team.
High School - Lettered two years in football, basketball and track ... all-city as a senior ... team captain and scholar athlete in all three sports as a senior ... was part of state champion basketball team as a junior ... was a member of the state champion 4x100 relay team as a junior ... member of National Honor Society ... class valedictorian ... high school football coach was Joe Gothard.
Personal - Born April 22, 1985 ... member of cadet squadron 16 ... parents are Mike and Karen Meissen ... has two sisters, Kristina (22) and Katelyn (19) ... majoring in biology ... two-time dean's list honoree ... enjoys skiing and pond hockey ... active in his squadron as an element leader and safety/security officer ... MWC academic all-conference selection for 2005 ... completed Operations Air Force last summer ... also worked with the mission support group at the Academy ... favorite NFL team is the Green Bay Packers and his favorite player is quarterback Brett Favre.
Meissen's Career Statistics
Year G UT-AT TT TFL Sacks 2005 11 10-10 20 0.5-9 0.0-0