LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears reached an agreement with Pat Meyer today, making him their assistant offensive line coach.
Meyer joins the Bears after one season in Montreal as the Alouettes offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. In 2012, the Alouettes were third in the league in scoring (26.6 points per game), tied for first in touchdowns (51), second in passing (293.2 yards per game) and tied for first in fewest sacks allowed (30).
Prior to his time in Montreal, Meyer spent four seasons at his alma mater, Colorado State (2008-11). In his first season he worked as the Rams offensive line coach before adding the title of run game coordinator a year later. In 2010, he became Colorado State's offensive coordinator.
Meyer spent the 2006 season at North Carolina State as the offensive line coach.
In 1997, Meyer made his coaching debut at Memphis as a graduate assistant before working as the offensive assistant in 1998 with a focus on the Tigers offensive line and tight ends. He was the school's assistant strength coach in 1999 before working as the director of strength and conditioning for the first five months of 2000.
Meyer was a four-year letterman at Colorado State (1991-94), earning all-WAC honors three-straight years. As a senior he was team captain, earning first-team all-conference accolades and was named an Academic All-American.
He went on to sign with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals in as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1995 before playing in the Arena Football League with the St. Louis Stampede.
An all-state selection and a four-year starter at Girard (Ohio) High School, Meyer also lettered in wrestling, basketball, baseball and track.
Meyer and his wife, Erin, have three daughters, Christina, Emma and Sophia. He earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from CSU in 1995.
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