Mitch Meeuwsen

Mitch Meeuwsen

Player Profile

Hometown:
Forest Grove, Ore.

Position:
Graduate Assistant/Asst. Secondary

Alma Mater:
Oregon State '07

10/10/2012

Jordan Poyer Tabbed As Jim Thorpe Defensive Back Of The Week

Poyer is tied for second in the nation with four interceptions

10/09/2012

No. 10 Beavers Set to Travel to BYU for Saturday Tilt on ABC

No. 10 Beavers Set to Travel to BYU for Saturday Tilt on ABC

10/07/2012

Jordan Poyer Named Walter Camp National Player of the Week

The CB had three interceptions Saturday.

10/06/2012

Oregon State-Washington State Post-Game Notes

Oregon State-Washington State Post-Game Notes

09/04/2012

Beavers Set to Finally Play Season Opener, Host No. 13 Wisconsin

Beavers Set to Finally Play Season Opener, Host No. 13 Wisconsin

Mitch Meeuwsen (Mew-son), one of Oregon State's top safeties in the history of the program, is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach for defense. Meeuwsen works with assistant coach Keith Heyward with the cornerbacks and safeties.

Meeuwsen lettered four years (2001-04) for head coaches Dennis Erickson and Mike Riley. He played at 6-3, 205 pounds as a senior and in that '04 season earned Pac-10 Conference First Team honors and Associated Press Third Team All-America.

While at Oregon State he started 40 career games, totaled 217 tackles and still holds the school record for interceptions with 20. Meeuwsen was a semi-finalist for the 2004 Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's premier defensive back. In 2001 he earned Freshman All-America honors and in his first start of his career against UCLA he was named the Chevrolet Player of the Game after making nine tackles, including one sack, and forcing and recovering a fumble.

Following his OSU career, Meeuwsen signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins and later played for the San Diego Chargers through the 2006 preseason. He also played in the spring of 2006 for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Meeuwsen worked in the private sector for three years.

The Forest Grove, Ore., native is a 2007 OSU graduate with a bachelor's degree in geography.

MEEUWSEN PROFILE
Assignment: Graduate Assistant/Defense Year at OSU: 1st (as staff member) Age: 29 Hometown: Forest Grove, Oregon Education: Bachelor's in geography (2007), Forest Grove High School (2003)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Oregon State - present
Private business - 2007-10
Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) - 2006
San Diego Chargers - 2006
Miami Dolphins - 2005

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