Player Bio

Cameron Meredith
WR #81
Height:
6-3
Weight:
207
Age:
25
College:
Illinois State
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 77 1,008 13.1 50 4 1 6 6 6 0 3 2
2016 CHI 14 10 66 888 13.5 50T 4 1 6 6 6 0 3 2
2015 CHI 11 0 11 120 10.9 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Owns 77 receptions for 1,008 yards (13.1 avg) in 25 games with 10 starts over two seasons with the Chicago Bears (2015-16) … signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State in 2015.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent (5/3/15). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games (Games 3-16) with 10 starts (Games 5-6, 8-11 & 13-16), setting career highs with 66 receptions, 888 yards (13.5 avg) and 4 touchdowns ... rushed once for 6 yards ... had eight games with at least four receptions and four 100-yard receiving games ... ranked 1st on the team in all receiving categories ... career-high 11 receptions vs. JAX (10/16) for 113 yards ... career-high 135 yards on nine catches vs. WAS (12/24) ... career-long 50-yard TD reception on a hail mary going into halftime at TB (11/13) ... only player in the NFL to catch a touchdown pass from three different quarterbacks ... first undrafted player to lead the Bears in receptions since Tom Waddle (1993). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-10

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Played in 11 games (Games 2-6, 8-10, 12 & 15-16) as a rookie, recording 11 receptions for 120 yards (10.9 avg) … inactive for Games 7 & 13-14 and active but did not play in Game 11 … grabbed season-high 4 receptions for 52 yards in Game 5 at KC, including 2 receptions for 30 yards on the game-winning touchdown drive.

COLLEGE: Started his college career at Illinois State at quarterback before moving to receiver prior to the start of his junior season … appeared in 28 career games with 14 starts, notching 87 catches for 1,431 yards (16.4 avg) and 14 touchdowns … Also ran the ball twice for 10 yards (5.0 avg)… As a senior, played in all 15 games, with 14 starts at wide receiver... Led ISU with 66 receptions and 1,061 yards receiving, with 9 touchdowns... 1 of 6 players in school history with over 1,000 yards receiving in a season… Played in 10 games and ranked second on the team with 21 receptions, after making the transition to wide receiver from quarterback prior to the start of his junior season... Led the team with 370 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns... Averaged 17.6 ypc.

PERSONAL: Three-year letter winner out of St. Joseph's H.S. (Westchester, Ill.) ... passed for 2,000 yards and rushed for over 400 yards as a senior ... threw 12 touchdown passes and ran in 7 more ... recorded 7 interceptions on defense ... named an all-area and all-conference selection ... passed for 1,250 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, while running for over 100 yards and scoring 2 TD's on the ground ... named an all-area selection as a junior and was honorable mention as a sophomore, with over 700 passing yards and 5 touchdowns ... also played baseball for one year and lettered as a senior in basketball.

PRO CAREER: Owns 77 receptions for 1,008 yards (13.1 avg) in 25 games with 10 starts over two seasons with the Chicago Bears (2015-16) … signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State in 2015.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent (5/3/15). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games (Games 3-16) with 10 starts (Games 5-6, 8-11 & 13-16), setting career highs with 66 receptions, 888 yards (13.5 avg) and 4 touchdowns ... rushed once for 6 yards ... had eight games with at least four receptions and four 100-yard receiving games ... ranked 1st on the team in all receiving categories ... career-high 11 receptions vs. JAX (10/16) for 113 yards ... career-high 135 yards on nine catches vs. WAS (12/24) ... career-long 50-yard TD reception on a hail mary going into halftime at TB (11/13) ... only player in the NFL to catch a touchdown pass from three different quarterbacks ... first undrafted player to lead the Bears in receptions since Tom Waddle (1993). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-10

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Played in 11 games (Games 2-6, 8-10, 12 & 15-16) as a rookie, recording 11 receptions for 120 yards (10.9 avg) … inactive for Games 7 & 13-14 and active but did not play in Game 11 … grabbed season-high 4 receptions for 52 yards in Game 5 at KC, including 2 receptions for 30 yards on the game-winning touchdown drive.

COLLEGE: Started his college career at Illinois State at quarterback before moving to receiver prior to the start of his junior season … appeared in 28 career games with 14 starts, notching 87 catches for 1,431 yards (16.4 avg) and 14 touchdowns … Also ran the ball twice for 10 yards (5.0 avg)… As a senior, played in all 15 games, with 14 starts at wide receiver... Led ISU with 66 receptions and 1,061 yards receiving, with 9 touchdowns... 1 of 6 players in school history with over 1,000 yards receiving in a season… Played in 10 games and ranked second on the team with 21 receptions, after making the transition to wide receiver from quarterback prior to the start of his junior season... Led the team with 370 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns... Averaged 17.6 ypc.

PERSONAL: Three-year letter winner out of St. Joseph's H.S. (Westchester, Ill.) ... passed for 2,000 yards and rushed for over 400 yards as a senior ... threw 12 touchdown passes and ran in 7 more ... recorded 7 interceptions on defense ... named an all-area and all-conference selection ... passed for 1,250 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, while running for over 100 yards and scoring 2 TD's on the ground ... named an all-area selection as a junior and was honorable mention as a sophomore, with over 700 passing yards and 5 touchdowns ... also played baseball for one year and lettered as a senior in basketball.

 

Recent Articles

  • Replacing Meredith will require group effort

    Posted Aug 29, 2017

    The Bears plan to fill the void created by receiver Cameron Meredith's season-ending knee injury by relying on multiple players.

  • Meredith, Scales both sustained torn ACLs

    Posted Aug 28, 2017

    Monday’s injury news was as bad as expected with confirmation that both receiver Cameron Meredith and long-snapper Patrick Scales suffered torn ACLs Sunday against the Titans.

  • Bears feel Meredith will keep improving

    Posted Mar 30, 2017

    The Bears believe that receiver Cameron Meredith, who arrived as an undrafted free agent in 2015, will build on his breakout 2016 season and continue to ascend.

  • Meredith taking huge leap in Year 2

    Posted Dec 29, 2016

    A surprise contributor last year as an undrafted rookie, Bears receiver Cameron Meredith has taken another huge leap this season, developing into a consistent and dependable playmaker.

Recent Videos

  • Meredith on improving on offense

    Posted Aug 17, 2017

    Wide receiver Cameron Meredith addresses the media following Thursday night's practice at Prospect High School.

  • Meredith makes pitching debut

    Posted Jun 1, 2017

    Bears wide receiver Cam Meredith throws out the first pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field ahead of the White Sox game on Wednesday night.

  • Meredith plays Phone Challenge

    By Chicago Bears - Posted Apr 11, 2017

    What's Cam Meredith's app of shame and his favorite emoji? Find out as he plays the Phone Challenge with Lauren Screeden.

  • Cameron Meredith 2016 Highlights

    Posted Jan 12, 2017

    Take a look at some of the best plays from wide receiver Cameron Meredith during the 2016 season.