David Meyer (football player)

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David Meyer
Personal information
Born:November 14, 1977
Paterson, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Ramsey High School
College:Virginia Tech Hokies
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 
Career history
  • Roanoke Steam
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Green Bay Packers
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

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David John “Dave” Meyer (born November 14, 1977) is a former American football quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies, Roanoke Steam, Indianapolis Colts, and Green Bay Packers. He also served as an offensive graduate assistant coach at Louisiana State University under then Head Coach Nick Saban and Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher.

Early years[edit]

David John "Dave" Meyer was born on November 14, 1977 in Paterson, New Jersey.


Meyer lettered in basketball, football and track at Ramsey High School. While there he started three seasons at quarterback, leading Ramsey to the state championship game at Giants Stadium in his junior season.[1] As a senior, lead Ramsey to 5-0 record before breaking his collarbone and missing the rest of the season. He set the Ramsey High School record for the 110 Meter High Hurdles with a time of 14.4 at the Wayne Hills state sectional meet.[2] For his college career, Meyer chose Virginia Tech.[3]

At Virginia Tech, Meyer played under Frank Beamer. During Meyer’s time at Virginia Tech, he backed up two first round draft picks in Jim Druckenmiller (26th overall to the San Francisco 49ers in 1997) and Michael Vick (1st overall to the Atlanta Falcons in 2001). For his college career, Meyer completed 60 of 112 attempts for 890 yards and 3 touchdowns. He is most remembered for being called on in relief of an injured Michael Vick in 2000 as the Hokies came back to beat Pittsburgh 37-34 and remain undefeated.[3][4]

Professional Career[edit]

Roanoke Steam[edit]

Signed with the NFL's Roanoke Steam (AF2) and started two games before being signed by the Indianapolis Colts in the backup quarterback position.[5]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Meyer went undrafted in the 2001 NFL Draft, and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on April 27, 2001. He competed for the backup quarterback position to Peyton Manning.[6][7]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Meyer signed with the Green Bay Packers in the early 2002 offseason as a free agent.ref name="Free Agent" /> He played for the team for the 2002 season.[8]

Later career[edit]

He also served as an offensive graduate assistant coach at Louisiana State University under then Head Coach Nick Saban and Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher.

Personal Life[edit]

Meyer set up a website with a friend in 2002 as an attempt to draw interest from NFL and Canadian Football League teams.[6]

See also[edit]

  • List of Roanoke Steam football players
  • List of Indianopolis Colts football players
  • List of Green Bay Packers football players
  • List of Virginia Tech Hokies starting quarterbacks
  • List of Virginia Tech Hokies football players


  1. NY Times, December 4, 1994. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. https://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/04/sports/high-school-football-bergen-catholic-is-upset-by-st-peter-s-for-title.html Retrieved September 18, 2018
  2. http://www.jacobbrown.com/BergenATL/OutdoorTrackATL/PerformanceListsOutdoor/Bergen%20County%201990s%20Top%2010.htm
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, Meyer steps in for injured Vick and saves No. 2 Virginia Tech. https://journaltimes.com/sports/meyer-steps-in-for-injured-vick-and-saves-no-virginia/article_be67abf2-cfe7-59fc-bdc3-d1d2df57a012.html Retrieved September 18, 2018
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1998/09/26/hokies-look-to-meyer-for-a-lift/a3f23768-1f09-42a4-876f-bd44c91ddbf3/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.dbefece4086b “Hokies look to Meyer for lift”. The Washington Post. 1998-09-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26
  5. "https://www.tribstar.com/sports/colts/manning-has-left-many-qbs-in-his-wake/article_52d48d1c-e2e2-535c-9dd3-3201d7131e0f.html" "Manning has left many QBs in his wake". Tom James. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2018-11-26
  6. 6.0 6.1 Associated Press, Packers find quarterback in cyberspace. https://journaltimes.com/sports/packers-find-quarterback-in-cyberspace/article_cbfec446-acca-549d-b69d-edb2e72122c7.html Retrieved September 18, 2018
  7. https://247sports.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/Article/Roster-moves-Pack-signs-free-agent-QB-Meyer-104035177/“Pack sign free agent QB Meyer”. 247sports.com. 2002-04-05. Retrieved 2018-11-26
  8. [https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/237159 15 DAVE MEYER QB. NFL player profile. Retrieved 12-03-2018

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