School: Miami (FL)
40-Yard Dash: 4.55 (EST)
Few defensive backs have had such a well-rounded career. Brandon Meriweather has been a contributor to the Miami defense since the day he walked onto the field. He mastered the dime and nickelback positions early in his career. By 2005 Meriweathers heads-up coverage, hard hitting, and excellent tackling ability (team leader in tackles) earned him All American honors.
In October, due to a plethora of injuries, Meriweather was asked to move from strong safety and start at corner. During that time he matched up against the best receiver in the country in Calvin Johnson. The converted corner held Johnson to five catches for 68 yards and one touchdown. While Miami has struggled all season long Meriweather and the defense have been one of the few bright spots on the team.
The following summer he found himself in the middle of a firefight. When one of his teammates was struck, Meriweather pulled out his weapon and fired repeatedly at the assailants.
The icing on the cake was his participation in the brawl with Florida International University just this fall. His role in the melee earned him a suspension from the next game.