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Johnny Meads
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Johnny Meads joined the Titans as a scout prior to the 2000 season after spending nine years with the organization as a linebacker for the then-Houston Oilers from 1984-92. Meads handles the Midwest region for the Titans.

The Oilers originally drafted Meads in the third round (58th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft from Nicholls State where he held the school record for tackles and earned 1-AA All-American honors. Meads totaled 528 tackles in 117 games, including 97 starts during his career with the Oilers. He started at outside linebacker on the Oiler teams that reached the postseason in each of his last five seasons and won the AFC Central title in 1991.

After being waived by the Oilers in 1992, Meads finished his final NFL season with the Washington Redskins. He earned his first scouting position in 1997 when he joined the Green Bay Packers as a college scout for the Southwest area, working for two seasons. Meads received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. He was inducted into the Tri Parish Hall of Fame in Louisiana as well as the Nicholls State University Sports Hall of Fame. In 2008, Meads earned the Fritz Pollard Alliance Scout of the Year Award, which honors outstanding scouting pioneers such as Charles Garcia, Jackie Graves and Bill Nunn, among others, who have paved the way for black scouts of today.

Born June 25, 1961, Meads has a son, Jeremy (24), and two daughters, Brittney (21) and Andrea (18). He resides with his wife, Darby, in Navarre, Fla.

Johnny Meads joined the Titans as a scout prior to the 2000 season after spending nine years with the organization as a linebacker for the then-Houston Oilers from 1984-92. Meads handles the Midwest region for the Titans.

The Oilers originally drafted Meads in the third round (58th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft from Nicholls State where he held the school record for tackles and earned 1-AA All-American honors. Meads totaled 528 tackles in 117 games, including 97 starts during his career with the Oilers. He started at outside linebacker on the Oiler teams that reached the postseason in each of his last five seasons and won the AFC Central title in 1991.

After being waived by the Oilers in 1992, Meads finished his final NFL season with the Washington Redskins. He earned his first scouting position in 1997 when he joined the Green Bay Packers as a college scout for the Southwest area, working for two seasons. Meads received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. He was inducted into the Tri Parish Hall of Fame in Louisiana as well as the Nicholls State University Sports Hall of Fame. In 2008, Meads earned the Fritz Pollard Alliance Scout of the Year Award, which honors outstanding scouting pioneers such as Charles Garcia, Jackie Graves and Bill Nunn, among others, who have paved the way for black scouts of today.

Born June 25, 1961, Meads has a son, Jeremy (24), and two daughters, Brittney (21) and Andrea (18). He resides with his wife, Darby, in Navarre, Fla.

 

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