15 Braden Meints
15 Braden Meints
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Garner, Iowa
High School: Garner-Hayfield
Position: RB
Experience: 3L
gp 10
yds 181
yds/g 18.1
td 0

Honors & Awards
• 3-year letterwinner
• IIAC Special Teams Player of the Week [10/18/15]

Career Highs
Rush attempts: 17 (at Buena Vista, 9/17/16)
Rush yards: 73 (at Buena Vista, 9/17/16)
Rush touchdowns: 1 (four times)
Long rush: 16 (at Buena Vista, 9/17/16)
Receptions: 3 (at Dubuque, 9/17/16; at Coe, 10/17/15)
Receiving yards: 30 (at Buena Vista, 9/17/16)
Receiving touchdowns: 1 (at Dubuque, 9/17/16)
Long receptions: 17 (at Buena Vista, 9/24/16; at Coe, 10/17/15)

2016 | junior
Scored a team-high five total TDs, four rushing and one receiving ... started all 10 games as a hybrid receiver/running back/full back ... rushed 40 times for 124 yards ... caught eight passes for 65 yards ... scored a rushing TD in three straight games, at Illinois College, at Dubuque and at Buena Vista ... scored two TDs at Dubuque (9/17), one rushing and one receiving ... registered season-highs in rushing and receiving at Buena Vista (9/24), carrying 17 times for 73 yards and a TD and making two catches for 30 yards.

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
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 52 32
Yards 181 119
Yards per game 18.1 14.9
Yards per rush 3.5 3.7
Touchdowns 0 0
Fumbles 1 -
Fumbles lost 1 -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 10 25 2.5 6 0 1 1
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 10 37 3.7 14 0 - -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 11 28 2.5 10 0 - -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 10 41 4.1 11 0 - -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 4 12 3.0 5 0 - -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 7 38 5.4 10 0 - -
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 - - - - - 1 1
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 1 5 5.0 5 0 - -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 4 34 8.5 22 0 - -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 7 48 6.9 14 2 - -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 5 22 4.4 6 0 - -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 2 17 8.5 15 0 - -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 10 99 9.9 21 0 - -
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 1 7 7.0 7 0 - -
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 2 101 50.5 51 2 1 0 0
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 3 94 31.3 38 0 1 0 0
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 2 84 42.0 44 1 0 0 0
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 1 32 32.0 32 0 0 0 0
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 1 25 - - - 25
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 1 37 5 - - 42
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 1 28 34 - - 62
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 1 41 48 - - 89
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 1 12 22 - - 34
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 1 - 17 - - 17
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 1 38 - - - 38
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 1 - 99 - - 99
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 1 - 7 - - 7
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 12 0 2 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 Wis.-Stout L, 17-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Illinois Col. W, 45-13 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Wartburg L, 40-31 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Coe W, 38-33 2 0 2.0 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Central (Iowa) L, 35-17 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Loras W, 31-21 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Luther W, 38-17 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Dubuque L, 28-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Buena Vista W, 49-21 0 1 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Neb. Wesleyan L, 45-38 - - 0.0 - - 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 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 52 181 18.1 3.5 0 14 1 1
Conference 8 32 119 14.9 3.7 0 11 - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 42 140 23.3 3.3 0 14 1 1
Away 4 10 41 10.3 4.1 0 11 - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 27 116 23.2 4.3 0 14 - -
Losses 5 25 65 13.0 2.6 0 10 1 1
-
September 5 45 143 28.6 3.2 0 14 1 1
October 4 7 38 9.5 5.4 0 10 - -
November 1 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 30 3.0 232 23.2 7.7 2 22
Conference 8 29 3.6 227 28.4 7.8 2 22
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 11 1.8 68 11.3 6.2 0 22
Away 4 19 4.8 164 41.0 8.6 2 21
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 11 2.2 77 15.4 7.0 2 15
Losses 5 19 3.8 155 31.0 8.2 0 22
-
September 5 17 3.4 109 21.8 6.4 2 22
October 4 13 3.3 123 30.8 9.5 0 21
November 1 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 5 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 5 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 1 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 8 311 38.9 51 3 2 0 0
Conference 8 8 311 38.9 51 3 2 0 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 4 185 46.3 51 3 1 0 0
Away 4 4 126 31.5 38 0 1 0 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 4 185 46.3 51 3 1 0 0
Losses 5 4 126 31.5 38 0 1 0 0
-
September 5 - - - - - - - -
October 4 7 279 39.9 51 3 2 0 0
November 1 1 32 32.0 32 0 0 0 0
  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 10 181 232 - - 413 41.3
Conference 8 119 227 - - 346 43.3
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 6 140 68 - - 208 34.7
Away 4 41 164 - - 205 51.3
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 5 116 77 - - 193 38.6
Losses 5 65 155 - - 220 44.0
-
September 5 143 109 - - 252 50.4
October 4 38 123 - - 161 40.3
November 1 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 12 1.2 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 12 1.5 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
Away 12 3.0 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 12 2.4 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 12 2.4 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 6 2 8.0 .8 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
Conference 8 5 2 7.0 .9 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 3 2 5.0 .8 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 3 0 3.0 .8 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 5 1 6.0 1.2 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
Losses 5 1 1 2.0 .4 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 5 4 1 5.0 1.0 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
October 4 2 1 3.0 .8 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -