Mike Meade

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Mike Meade went from Dover High School to three years at Penn State and a four-year career in the National Football League. The 5-11, 225-pounder played at Dover from 1975 to 1977 and was a
two-time All-State selection.  He rushed for more than 5,000 yards in three years, exceeding 2,000 yards in both 1976 and 1977. Mike led the Senators to the 1977 Division I championship and was
named to Parade Publications & Prep “All-American” high school grid teams in 1977. He was used primarily as a blocking block, Meade rushed for 766 yards and six touchdowns in three seasons under
Coach Joe Paterno at Penn State. Passing up his final year of college eligibility he entered the NFL draft in 1982 and was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round. Meade’s NFL debut with the Packers
took place on “Monday Night Football” on national television.   Mike suffered a broken ankle early in the game. After playing two years with the Packers, Mike was traded to the Detroit Lions
where he played for two seasons. Meade later served as a color analyst on Delaware State University football radio broadcasts.



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