Meeker playing at Central
PELLA — Mt. Pleasant graduate Brayton Meeker is a member of the Central College football team.
Meeker, a 5-foot-11, 235-pound junior linebacker, recorded a solo tackle and earned a varsity letter for the Dutch last season.
Central returns 44 letterwinners and 19 starters (seven on offense, eight on defense and four specialty) from last year’s 5-5 squad.
The Dutch are the third-winningest football team of any college or university in the U.S. since 1975 (.805 winning percentage) and have not had a losing season since 1960.
Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the past 26 years.
Coach Jeff McMartin entered his 10th season ranked 12th among active NCAA Division III coaches in career winning percentage, posting a 73-23 (.760) mark.