Paul Meadows

R-Fr., Linebacker, 6-2, 226

Hoover, Alabama
Hoover H.S.

Meadows goes into the season in a backup role at middle linebacker, though he impressed coaches in spring practice with his hitting style and effort. Also valuable to Commodores as reserve long snapper on special teams.


High School
Captain for numerous games as senior.. Three-year LB starter for Alabama 6A state champions... Named honorable mention All-State and Birmingham News’ Over- the-Mountain Team and second team All-Metro... Team went 14-1 in senior season... Recorded 117 tackles and five sacks as senior... Injured left ACL as sophomore, ending season and hindering abilities as junior... Birmingham News’ Scholar-Athlete of Week during senior season.

Meadows is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development.

Son of Charles and Judy Meadows... Born August 30, 1982... Parents are retired: dad was supervisor at U.S. Steel; mom is middle school health teacher... Switching uniform #59 to #49... Two older brothers, David and Brenon, both played collegiate football... David served as Commodores’ long snapper for last four years; Brenon played OG at Louisville and Alabama, graduating in 1999... Played prep football with VU teammates TE Dustin Dunning and WR Jason Caldwell... Threw the shot put and discus in high school... Enjoys hunting and fishing.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
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