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Vincent Meeks
Vincent Meeks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Rockwall

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 219

Position:
Free Safety

Birthdate:
01/20/1984

Experience:
3L

Major:
Communication Studies


2005 - All-Big 12 Second Team selection ... tied in sixth place on the Tech career interceptions list ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in win over Oklahoma ... registered eight tackles at Oklahoma State ... also had a pass breakup ... three tackles in the win over Texas A&M ... had three tackles at Baylor to go along with a fumble recovery and an interception ... pick was third of the season and 12th of career ... had six tackles, including five solo stops, at Texas ... returned an interception 16 yards in win over Kansas State ... also had six solo tackles ... season-high 10 tackles in win at Nebraska ... grabbed first pick of the season against Kansas ... also had three tackles ... had a tackle against Indiana State.

2004 - Defensive MVP of the 2004 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl ... All-Big 12 Conference selection ... fourth-leading tackler with 61 stops ... led the team with 10 pass breakups and was one of three Red Raiders with two interceptions ... picked up defensive MVP honors after picking game-altering interception in the second quarter against California ... Tech trailed 14-10 at that point and rattled off three unanswered touchdowns to take a commanding lead ... had eight tackles in the game and broke up another pass ... returned pick 48 yards ... finished the Oklahoma State game with three tackles ... logged seven tackles and two pass breakups against the Aggies ... five solo stops ... strong defender in the secondary with two pass breakups and a tackle in win over Baylor ... assisted on a tackle at Kansas State ... had five tackles, including four assisted, against Texas ... grabbed eighth interception of career and first of the season against Nebraska ... finished with three tackles and a pass breakup ... finished the Oklahoma game with four tackles ... broke up two passes, including tipping a Kansas pass that led to Jabari Smith's game-clinching interception at Kansas ... also had four tackles ... had five tackles and two pass breakups against TCU ... led the team in tackles for the second-straight game at New Mexico ... finished with eight stops ... active in opener against SMU ... finished the game with a team-leading and career-high 12 tackles.

2003 - Big 12 Coaches Honorable Mention All-Conference ... one of three Red Raiders with multiple interceptions with four (R. Aycock with six, C. Johnson with two) ... Navy - had five tackles, all assisted, in the bowl win ... Oklahoma - had four tackles and a fourced fumble ... Texas - led the team with career-high eight tackles and grabbed his fourth interception of the season ... returned the pick 35 yards, setting up Tech touchdown, which closed the gap to 24-21 ... Baylor - registered three tackles, including two solo ... Colorado - grabbed third interception of the season and returned it a career-high 38 yards ... interception came in Tech's redzone, thwarting CU go-ahead scoring drive ... finished the game with two tackles ... Missouri - had two tackles at Mizzou ... Oklahoma State - six tackles in return against Oklahoma State ... made first appearance and start since Mississippi game ... also had first-career sack for 10 yards loss ... Mississippi - snagged fifth-career interception at Mississippi ... also had three tackles ... N.C. State - led the team with eight tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, at N.C. State ... New Mexico - posted 12 tackles, including a tackle for loss, against New Mexico ... picked off UNM quarterback Casey Kelly in the endzone to end scoring threat ... SMU - had a tackle and a pass breakup against SMU.

2002 - Started off the season as a running back and played four games at that position before being moved to defense ... got his first action as a defensive back against Iowa State and then earned a starting spot against Oklahoma State ... Clemson - picked two passes against Clemson in the bowl game and recorded six tackles ... Oklahoma - returned a kickoff 98 yards for Tech's first score ... also had four tackles in the game ... Texas - registered seven total tackles in the win over the third-ranked Longhorns ... Oklahoma State - made his first career start defensively against the Cowboys and logged four total tackles and one interception for a touchdown ... Baylor - saw significant action for the first time on the defensive side of the field in the game ... logged five total tackles in the game ... Colorado - replaced an injured Ivory McCann against the Buffs and totaled three kickoff returns for a total of 59 yards, including a long of 33 yards ... Missouri - carried the ball twice against Missouri and gained 24 yards while also returning one kickoff for 42 yards ... New Mexico - rushed 11 times for 60 yards and one touchdown ... N.C. State - logged two carries for 11 yards and two receptions for 10 yards and one touchdown against the Wolfpack ... Mississippi - carried the ball three times for seven yards.

High School - Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas ... No. 55 prospect in the area by the Dallas Morning News ... 58th best athlete in the country (Rivals100.com) ... 4th best athlete in the Midlands (SuperPrep) ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team All-State ... first-team all-district and all-area ... rushed for 1,603 yards and 19 touchdowns on 266 carries ... rushed for 1,756 yards and 21 TDs on 282 carries as a junior ... recruited by West Virginia, Purdue and Texas A&M ... High School Coach: Mark Elam.

Personal - Vincent Meeks ... born January 20, 1984, in Dallas, Texas ... son of Sandra Meeks and Vincent Jefferson ... cousin, Clifford Jefferson, played football at Notre Dame ... majoring in communication studies.

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