Moved from defensive end to fullback in the spring in order to bolster a position decimated by graduation ... Played fullback in high school, so he has some familiarity with the position ... Showed good hands as a pass receiver in the spring ... Saw his first game action last season after missing two years because of injuries.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Missed the season because of a shoulder injury.
2007 (Freshman): Redshirted after having a shoulder injury.
High School: Has developed a great eel for the game as the son of a coach and former National Football League player ... Played defensive end as a senior and junior for Hempfield Area HS in Greensburg, Pa. ... Also saw action at tight end and fullback ... First-team all-conference as a senior in the challenging Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League ... Selected for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Fabulous 25" ... Senior-year statistics total 135 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, six fumbles caused, four fumble recoveries, and three pass breakups ... Was picked to play in the North/South Foothills All-Star Game following his senior season ... Second-team all-conference his junior year ... Played in only six games because of injury, but still totaled 47 tackles, 21 TFL, nine sacks (leading the league), three fumbles caused, two recoveries, and three PBU ... Played his sophomore season at Villa Park (Calif.) HS ... Was a starting defensive end at Villa Park, helping the team win the league championship and advance to the state playoffs ... Made 124 tackles as a soph, featuring 16 TFL and four sacks ... Coached at Hempfield Area by his father, Greg Meisner Sr. ... "The biggest thing about Greg is his quickness off the ball," said Coach Meisner. "He is very instinctive in recognizing blocking schemes and understands how to play the game. He also has a great motor." ... A three-year letterman in baseball ... Set a school record by batting .510 during his junior season while making the all-conference team ... Hit home runs estimated as far as 425 feet ... As a student, named to his school's high honor roll ... Picked Kentucky after also considering Cincinnati, Delaware, New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, and Massachusetts.
Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Name is pronounced "MICE-ner" ... Son of Greg and MaryJean Meisner ... Greg played 11 years with the Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Giants as a defensive lineman ... A cousin, Todd Campbell, played college football at West Virginia and professionally in the USFL ... Major is kinesiology.
Community Cats: Participated in the UK Children's Hospital Valentine's Day party (2008).