Michigan's Meter Man

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Michigan's Meter Man - Michigan's Meter Man Champaign Bernie J. Meter...
Michigan's Meter Man Champaign Bernie J. Meter and his wife were back in Decatur this weekend. weekend. Visiting friends. The visit included a stop in Champaign to watch Michigan stomp Illinois in the Big Ten football opener. One of the Michigan standouts standouts was Jerry Meter, inside linebacker. Jerry' Meter is following in the Meter athletic tradition. Bernie J. Meter was a football football guard at Notre Dame three seasons. After graduation, he joined Sears Roebuck L Co. He managed the Sears store in Decatur from May 5, 1J64, until Jan. 4, 1967. During this time, Meter's son Pat was a lineman and captain of the St. Teresa High School football team.' . Another son, Greg, played football at the University of Dayton. Now Jerry Meter is a regular for the powerful Michigan team. Jerry Meter is a handsome, 6 foot 3, 206-pound 206-pound 206-pound junior. He is juiclr, explosive. In the fourth quarter, Jerry Meter roared in on Illinois quarterback Kurt Steger and threw him for a six-yard six-yard six-yard loss. In addition. Jerry Meter had two solo tackles and assisted on seven others. There are seven Meter offspring. Another son. Terry, is an all-state all-state all-state swimmer. Tim, a ninth grader, is supposed to be the best of the bunch. "More suited to basketball, though," Jerry Meter suggests. Jerry Meter is modest about bis ability. The way hz played against Illinois, he'll be in the Bob Fallstrom i 'vim ' Sports Editor f I r cO headlines before long. After leaving Decatur, Jerry Meter attended grade school at Kalamazco, Mich. He played high school football linebacker linebacker and tight end at Saginaw, Saginaw, Mich. Until moving as a senior to Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a north suburb of Detroit. Detroit. At Bloomfield Hills, he was an a 1 1-state 1-state 1-state selection and caught the eye of Michigan recruiters. recruiters. Last season he was a backup linebacker. When the regular Jerry Vogele was injured, Jerry Meter played the second half of the Rose Bowl game. Jerry Meter wants to go back to the Rose Bowl. Michigan took the first step by trouncing Illinois. "The defense did well," Jerry Jerry Meter said. It was an understatement. understatement. The defense was extra-special. extra-special. extra-special. Illinois scored after after recovering a fumble on the Michigan 25. "Moeller (Illinois Coach Gary Moeller) was my coach until this season, you know," Jerry Meter continued. "We were all keyed up to win this one. We knew we had to be good to beat Moeller's team." Moeller has whipped up tremendous tremendous enthusiasm at Illinois. The Michigan players are just as enthusiastic, Jerry Meter says. "Enthusiasm is what did it," he insists. Jerry Meter has hopes of becoming becoming a coach. Or perhaps going into the health club business. business. After he plays in a couple more Rose Bowl games. After all, Michigan has an experienced offensive line, nifty nifty runners in Harlan Huckleby and Russell Davis and all-Big all-Big all-Big Ten quarterback Rick Leach, now in this third season as a regular. The defense is more inexperienced, inexperienced, although outside linebacker linebacker John Anderson is called one of the finest in college football football by Coach Bo Schembechler. Schembechler. "We've had good depth on the defense," Jerry Meter says. "Even though some of the starters graduated, we have enough to keep ahead." Michigan's defense has been among the best in recent years. With Jerry Meter coming along rapidly, Michigan is going to remain among the best. Pitt late a the left a honest, senior in gutty

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 11 Sep 1977, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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