June 10, 2006

Meier the man to watch at quarterback

This is the first of an eight-part series by GoPowercat.com Editor Matt Hall taking a position-by-position look at the biggest stories heading into the 2006 season.

Summer quarterback controversies have seemingly become an annual occurrence at Kansas State, and the story is no different in Ron Prince's first season leading the Wildcat program. K-State has four legitimate candidates fighting to claim the starting spot in 2006, but oddly enough the most talked about candidate isn't a heralded recruit, but instead an experienced senior in Dylan Meier.

The Story:
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Meier won the right to be K-State's top quarterback in 2004, coming off a year in which he elevated himself to the No. 2 spot and nearly a Fiesta Bowl start thanks to the Ell Roberson situation for K-State's 2003 Big 12 Championship squad. Meier's 2004 numbers were solid. He completed 58 percent of his throws for 1436 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions while adding another six touchdowns and 232 yards on the ground.

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