|Posted May 13, 2012|
Meisner one of three from tryouts signed by Atlanta Falcons
Pack alum first ThunderWolf since 1987 signed to NFL contract.
Related: CSU-Pueblo's Meisner gets NFL Mini-camp invite (GoThunderWolves.com - May 3, 2012)
Related: Falcons sign three three from tryouts (Atlanta Falcons.com - May 13, 2012)
Related: Lee Meisner's AtlantaFalcons.com Player Profile
Related: CSU-Pueblo's All-Time List of NFL Players
Portions of this story taken from AtlantaFalcons.com
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 13, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo All-American linebacker Lee Meisner is just one step away from realizing his NFL dream.
The recently-graduated senior, invited to participate in a Rookie Mini-camp with the Atlanta Falcons this past week, was one of just three invitees from that tryout signed to an NFL contract with the club, the Falcons reported today.
Meisner will stay in Georgia until June 29, then he will return home to Colorado before departing again for the Falcons' training camp on July 25.
Signed as a fullback, he was and two other invitees were signed Sunday, including Toledo wide receiver Kenny Stafford and Georgia tight end, Aron White.
With his signing, he becomes the first member of the modern incarnation of the CSU-Pueblo football team (since 2008) to sign an NFL contract and/or receive a training camp invite. Only 2009 alum Augustine Agyei came close, earning a mini-camp invite with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.
As a member of the ThunderWolves, Meisner was a highly-decorated inside linebacker for the Pack, selected as an All-American, Academic All-American, RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and Regional Defensive Player of the Year, just to name a few.
(Note, this list may be incomplete. If you have changes or clarifications to this list, please contact the CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics. It only includes those signed by an NFL team.)
2012: Lee Meisner (Atlanta Falcons - Training Camp signee)
2010: Augustine Agyei (Cincinnati Bengals - No contract, Rookie Mini-Camp Invitee)
1984-89: Herman Heard (Kansas City Chiefs - drafted in 1984, 3rd round)
1987: Dan DeRose (New York Giants - NFL Strike Replacement Player)
1987: Joe Taibi (New York Giants - NFL Strike Replacement Player)
1987: John Trahan (Kansas City Chiefs - NFL Strike Replacement Player)
1984: Jeff England (Dallas Cowboys - Training Camp signee)
1984: Jeff Patterson (Denver Broncos - Training Camp signee)
1984: John Wristen (Denver Broncos - Training Camp signee)
1983: Dan DeRose (Denver Broncos - Training Camp signee)
1983: Rich Perea (Denver Broncos - Training Camp signee)
1981: Bill Gower (Philadelphia Eagles - Training Camp signee)
1981: Scott Gallas (Houston Oilers - Training Camp signee)
1979: Mick McCall (Detroit Lions - Training Camp signee)
1978: Mitch Johnson (Denver Broncos - Training Camp signee)
1976: Del Bishop (Seattle Seahawks - Training Camp signee)
1975: Glen Printers (Dallas Cowboys - Training Camp signee)
1975: Alan Webster (Kansas City Chiefs - Training Camp signee)
1974: Mike Reppa (Kansas City Chiefs - Training Camp signee)
1974: Glen Printers (San Diego Chargers - NFL draftee, did not play)
1973-79: Frank Grant (Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, drafted in 1972)
1970: Jim Cain (New York Jets - Training Camp signee)
1966: Dan Cholas (Denver Broncos - Training Camp signee)
Current NFL Coaches with NFL Experience
1985-91: Steve Sewell (Running Backs Coach), 1985-91
1989: Chris Symington (Offensive Line Coordinator), Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp invitee
1984: John Wristen (Head Coach), 1984 Denver Broncos training camp invitee