Honors & Awards
Cameron Meredith complete a highly productive Nebraska career in 2012, working as a starter at both defensive end and defensive tackle. Meredith was a mainstay on the Nebraska defense for the past four years, playing in every game, including 41 consecutive starts to end his career. Meredith competed in his 56th game as a Husker in Orlando, the most in NU school history.
The 6-4, 260-pound Meredith was a versatile performer throughout his Nebraska career and that carried over to the 2012 season. With injuries thinning the ranks on the interior of the defensive line, Meredith made the move from his traditional end spot to a tackle position over the second half of the season and helped Nebraska finish in the top 35 nationally in total defense.
Meredith was up to the challenge of seeing time at both positions and finished with 53 total tackles, including 22 solo stops. His five sacks were second on the team behind Eric Martin, and Meredith had a total of seven tackles for loss. Meredith made at least five tackles seven times during his senior season.
The California native finished with 196 career tackles, the seventh-best total in school history for a defensive lineman. Meredith was one of 17 Nebraska seniors who played in the bowl game as a graduate, after earning his degree in management in December.
Meredith opened the year with a standout game against Chattanooga. He registered his first career interception to set up a Husker touchdown, and also had a career-high two sacks. He had five tackles and a pair of hurries in a win over Fresno State, and added four tackles, a sack and a hurry against Washington. Meredith closed non-league play with five tackles at Wyoming.
The Californian posted his first five-tackle game in Big Ten play in a comeback win over Ohio State. In an impressive defensive showing against No. 9 Michigan State, Meredith had five tackles and a sack. He added six tackles and a pair of hurries against Northwestern. Meredith made a big play at Penn State, notching his fifth sack of the year, and forcing a fumble on the play that set up a touchdown to give NU a 17-0 third-quarter lead. Meredith had a season-high nine tackles, including one for a loss, in the loss at Michigan. He closed the year with five solo tackles against South Carolina.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Before Nebraska (Mater Dei HS)
Meredith was also a standout for Coach Bruce Rollinson as a junior, when he made 60 tackles, including eight sacks, and recovered a pair of fumbles. His play as a junior earned Meredith first-team all-league and second-team all-county honors. Meredith was regarded as one of the top 70 prospects in California by Rivals.com, Scout.com and SuperPrep Magazine. Meredith chose Nebraska over a host of other schools, including Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington and Washington State.