Congratulations to CAL alum football player, Chad Meredith, who was named OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) Defensive Player of the Week.

Chad Meredith had a game-high 12 tackles (8 solo) as Southeast Missouri knocked off No. 13 Eastern Illinois 21-14 to improve to 2-0 in OVC play. He keyed a Redhawks defense that allowed only one offensive touchdown and 316 yards of total offense. With Eastern Illinois trailing by a touchdown and driving late in the fourth quarter, Meredith batted down a pass attempt on 3rd and 16, which allowed Southeast to stop the drive and not allow EIU to regain the ball the remainder of the game. Overall Southeast held Eastern Illinois to just 93 yards of total offense in the second half. It marked the second game this season Meredith has netted double-digit tackles.

Chad is a 2013 CAL graduate.

Article Posted 10/2/16