15 Braden Meints
15 Braden Meints
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Garner, Iowa
High School: Garner-Hayfield
Position: WR
gp 10
yds 65
yds/g 6.5
td 1

2-year letterwinner
IIAC Special Teams Player of the Week [10/18/15]

2015 | sophomore
Named team's Special Teams Player of the Year as the starting punter ... averaged 35.9 yards on 43 punts ... also played wide receiver, making seven catches for 46 yards ... returned three kicks for 45 yards ... created 11 fair catches and placed 11 punts inside the 20 ... had two punts of 50-plus yards, including a career-long 54-yarder at Luther (11/14) ... also made five tackles ... named IIAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 18 after pinning Coe inside the 13 yard line on three punts in a Week 7 win ... also made three catches for 29 yards against Coe ... served as a representative on Simpson's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. 

2014 | freshman
Earned first varsity letter ... appeared in six games ... utilized primarily on special teams ... made three tackles and returned two kickoffs for 61 yards ... averaged team-best 30.5 yards per kickoff return ... had a season-best 48-yard kickoff return at Dubuque (10/11) ... made one tackle each against Iowa Wesleyan (9/6), UW-River Falls (9/13) and Loras (10/25).

High School
A 2014 graduate of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School ... coached by Scott VanDusseldorp ... named third team all-state by the Des Moines Register as a senior ... selected first team all-district as a senior ... selected first team all-district as a junior ... selected as honorable mention as a sophomore ... ran for over 1,000 yards as a senior and lettered all four years ... holds three top-5 kicking records ... second team all-conference as a junior ... honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore ... first team all-conference as a senior in baseball and lettered four years ... ran at state track as a sophomore on the shuttle hurdle team and high jumped at state track as a senior ... lettered all four years in track ... second team all-conference as a junior and was first team all-conference as a senior ... led team in six categories and holds records in 3-point shooting categories ... also played soccer for two years.

Personal
Born Aug. 11, 1995 ... son of Scott and Robin Ginapp and Dave and Sherry Meints ... has two sisters, Kylie and Jori, and one brother, Braxton ... majoring in  athletic training and possibly a minor in coaching. 

Recent Games
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29
Statistics category Overall Conf
Receptions 8 8
Yards 65 65
Yards per game 6.5 8.1
Yards per catch 8.1 8.1
Touchdowns 1 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 2 2 1.0 3 1 - -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 3 7 2.3 4 1 - -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 17 73 4.3 16 1 - -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 6 19 3.2 13 0 - -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 2 0 0.0 1 0 - -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 2 3 1.5 2 0 - -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 6 18 3.0 6 1 - -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 2 2 1.0 2 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 3 13 4.3 5 1 - -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 2 30 15.0 17 0 - -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 1 8 8.0 8 0 - -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 1 4 4.0 4 0 - -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 1 10 10.0 10 0 - -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 - - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 - - - - - 0
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 - - - - - 0
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 - - - - - 0
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 - - - - - 0
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 - - - - - 0
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 1 - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 1 2 - - - 2
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 1 7 13 - - 20
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 1 73 30 - - 103
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 1 19 - - - 19
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 1 0 8 - - 8
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 1 3 - - - 3
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 1 - 4 - - 4
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 1 18 10 - - 28
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 1 2 - - - 2
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 12 1 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 3 at Wis.-Stout L, 45-30 0 1 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Illinois Col. W, 25-23 2 1 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Dubuque L, 41-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Buena Vista W, 17-9 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Luther L, 24-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Wartburg L, 20-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Loras W, 30-0 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Neb. Wesleyan L, 24-22 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Central (Iowa) L, 49-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Coe L, 47-29 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 10 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 36 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 6 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 1 -12 -1.2 -12.0 0 0 1 1
2016-17 10 40 124 12.4 3.1 4 16 - -
2017-18 10 52 181 18.1 3.5 0 14 1 1
Total 36 93 293 8.1 3.2 4 16 2 2
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 6 - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 7 0.7 46 4.6 6.6 0 17
2016-17 10 8 0.8 65 6.5 8.1 1 17
2017-18 10 30 3.0 232 23.2 7.7 2 22
Total 36 45 1.3 343 9.5 7.6 3 22
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 6 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 36 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 6 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0 0
2015-16 10 43 1544 35.9 54 11 11 2 0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 8 311 38.9 51 3 2 0 0
Total 36 52 1859 35.8 54 14 13 2 0
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 2 61 30.5 0 48 - - - - -
2015-16 3 45 15.0 0 20 - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 5 106 21.2 0 48 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 6 - - - 61 61 10.2
2015-16 10 -12 46 - 45 79 7.9
2016-17 10 124 65 - - 189 18.9
2017-18 10 181 232 - - 413 41.3
Total 36 293 343 - 106 742 20.6
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 0 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0
2016-17 30 3.0 4 1 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 12 1.2 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
Total 42 1.2 4 3 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 6 2 1 3.0 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 4 1 5.0 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 5 3 8.0 .8 - - 0 - - 1 0 - - - -
2017-18 10 6 2 8.0 .8 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
Total 36 17 7 24.0 .7 - - 0 - 1 1 0 - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 40 124 12.4 3.1 4 16 - -
Conference 8 38 122 15.3 3.2 3 16 - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 10 24 6.0 2.4 0 13 - -
Away 6 30 100 16.7 3.3 4 16 - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 21 78 26.0 3.7 2 16 - -
Losses 7 19 46 6.6 2.4 2 13 - -
-
September 4 22 82 20.5 3.7 3 16 - -
October 4 10 22 5.5 2.2 0 13 - -
November 2 8 20 10.0 2.5 1 6 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 8 0.8 65 6.5 8.1 1 17
Conference 8 8 1.0 65 8.1 8.1 1 17
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 1 0.3 4 1.0 4.0 0 4
Away 6 7 1.2 61 10.2 8.7 1 17
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 2 0.7 30 10.0 15.0 0 17
Losses 7 6 0.9 35 5.0 5.8 1 10
-
September 4 5 1.3 43 10.8 8.6 1 17
October 4 2 0.5 12 3.0 6.0 0 8
November 2 1 0.5 10 5.0 10.0 0 10
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 7 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 124 65 - - 189 18.9
Conference 8 122 65 - - 187 23.4
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 4 24 4 - - 28 7.0
Away 6 100 61 - - 161 26.8
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 3 78 30 - - 108 36.0
Losses 7 46 35 - - 81 11.6
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September 4 82 43 - - 125 31.3
October 4 22 12 - - 34 8.5
November 2 20 10 - - 30 15.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 30 3.0 4 1 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 24 3.0 3 1 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
Away 30 5.0 4 1 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 12 4.0 2 0 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 18 2.6 2 1 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 24 6.0 3 1 - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
November 6 3.0 1 0 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 5 3 8.0 .8 - - 0 - - 1 0 - - - -
Conference 8 3 1 4.0 .5 - - 0 - - 1 0 - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 3 1 4.0 1.0 - - 0 - - 1 0 - - - -
Away 6 2 2 4.0 .7 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 3 1 4.0 1.3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 2 2 4.0 .6 - - 0 - - 1 0 - - - -
-
September 4 2 2 4.0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 2 1 3.0 .8 - - 0 - - 1 0 - - - -
November 2 1 0 1.0 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -