Boilermakers are set to open their 125th year of football on Sept. 1.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games in his first year as the starting punter … punted 58 times for an average of 39.8 yards with a long of 57 yards, seven punts over 50 yards, 19 fair catches, and 15 punts inside the 20-yard line … punted five times for an average of 38.2 yards with one inside the 20-yard line against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … had four punts for a 37-yard average, three fair catches, and one inside the 20 against Central Michigan on Sept. 3 … averaged 42.5 yards from four punts with two fair catches and one inside the 20 against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13 … recorded a 45.5 average on four punts with a long of 57 yards and a punt inside the 20 against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … punted nine times for an average of 42.3 yards with seven fair catches and five downed inside the 20-yard line against Iowa on Sept. 27 … averaged 43.5 yards on four punts with a long of 54 yards and a punt inside the 20 at Illinois on Oct. 4… had four punts averaging 41.8 yards and two downed inside the 20-yard line against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … punted three times for 42-yard average and one fair catch at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … averaged 34 yards on five punts and one fair catch at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1 … punted seven times for a 41.9-yard average with two fair catches, two punts over 50 yards, and one downed inside the 20-yard line against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8 … punted five times for an average of 36.6 yards with a punt inside the 20 against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … had four punts for a 30.8-yard average, two fair catches, and one punt inside the 20 at Indiana on Nov. 29.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games ... handled kickoff duties, averaging 59.0 yards per kick with six touchbacks.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games ... handled kickoff duties, averaging 58.9 yards per kick with 12 touchbacks.
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner ... rated by Scout.com as the No. 18 kicking prospect in the nation ... 2012 Ray Guy Prokicker.com High School All-American ... averaged 41.2 yards per punt as a senior with a long of 53 ... placed 13 of his 26 punts inside the opposition's 20-yard line and allowed only 14 punt return yards all season in 2011 ... had 28 of his 40 kickoffs (70 percent) fall into the end zone for touchbacks ... first team all-district, first team all-region and All-Metro as a senior ... participated in the Chesapeake Bowl where he punted five times for a 46-yard average ... high school coach was Joe Fowler.
Personal: Given name is Thomas Benjamin Meadows ... born July 9, 1994 ... majoring in movement and sports sciences ... enjoys hunting and golf.