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#26 Kaevon Merriweather

Height 6-2
Weight 205 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Belleville, Mich.
High School Belleville
Twitter @Kaevon02
Instagram @Kweather26

Hawk Item – – One of 12 true freshmen to see action in 2018, seeing action in nine games.

2019 – – Redshirted in 2019 after seeing action in just two games . . . started at free safety in 38-14 win over Miami as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . career-best five tackles vs. Miami, including two solo stops and three assists . . . did not see action in 30-0 win over Rutgers due to injury . . . did not see action in 18-17 win at Iowa State due to injury . . . did not see action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee due to injury . . . did not see action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . did not see action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . did not see action in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . did not see action in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . did not see action in 27-24 win at Nebraska.

2018 – – Saw action in nine games, with no starts, , recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and 115 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-36 loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 63-0 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, but had no statistics.

High school honors — Earned second-team all-conference honors and was defensive Player of the Year as a junior… Career — Two-year letterman as defensive back… attended Romulus High School prior to attending Belleville High School as a senior… helped prep teams advance to state playoffs as a junior (Romulus) and senior (Belleville), as team posted an 11-1 mark as a senior… recorded 43 solo tackles and seven assists as a senior, with four tackles for loss and one sack…collected 34 tackles as a junior, with eight tackles for loss, and six pass break-ups… also competed in basketball and track as a prep.

Personal — Born Dec. 20, 1999… business management and marketing major… earned Honor Roll recognition every semester for four years… earned Certificate of Academic Achievement for maintaining 3.0 GPA… mother is LaTanya Franklin… high school coach was Jermain Crowell.