The Atlanta Falcons drafted the Pittsburg native in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he spent his rookie season on injured reserve after injuring his right knee in a preseason game against the New England Patriots.

The Atlanta Falcons drafted the Pittsburg native in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he spent his rookie season on injured reserve after injuring his right knee in a preseason game against the New England Patriots.

Meier, a pigskin standout at Pittsburg High School, was twice named All-SEK first team at quarterback and punter. He received All-State recognition at quarterback from the Kansas Football Coaches Association his senior year after passing for 930 yards and nine touchdowns. The top prospect in Kansas, Meier chose to play college football at the University of Kansas.

Meier earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention his junior year and All-Big 12 Second Team honors his senior year; he set school receptions record with 97 as a junior and 102 receptions his final season. He was nominated for the Biletnikoff Award his junior year.

The son of Dennis and Valerie, Meier has three older brothers who played college football, two at Kansas State (Shad, Dylan) and one at Pittsburg State (Adam).

Tragedy struck the Meier family when Dylan Meier died in a hiking accident in Arkansas (Apr. 19); then, a few days later (Apr. 24) Kerry Meier was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.