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Meeks named Jim Thorpe DB of the week

by TigerNet Staff - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:46 AM
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Jonathan Meeks
Pos: S   Height: 6-1   Weight: 210   Hometown: Rock Hill, SC (Rock Hill HS)   Years Played: 2009 - 2012



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Clemson safety Jonathan MeeksJonathan Meeks
Sr. Safety
#5 6-1, 210
Rock Hill, SC

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was selected the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week on Thursday after recording two key interceptions in a 38-17 win against Virginia Tech.

With Clemson leading 10-7 in the second quarter, Meeks intercepted a pass and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown to give the Tigers momentum and a 17-7 lead. The 74-yard return was the longest interception return for a score by a Clemson player since 2006.

Meeks also added four tackles, a pass breakup and had another interception earlier in the second quarter. Meeks jumped to fifth in Clemson history in total interception return yards with 192.


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