Inductee Details

Richard Meiers

Graduation Year: 1953
Induction Class of 1994
Sports: Track, Basketball, Football
Richard Meiers

Meiers lettered in football (1949-52), men’s basketball (1949-53), and track (1951-53).

As a member of the OU football team, Meiers helped lead the Braves to a four year record of 21-10 and to the 1950 KCAC Championship under head coach Dick Peters. Because of his play on both sides of the ball, Meiers earned First Team All-KCAC as a tight end and as a defensive end in 1951.

On the basketball court Meiers led the Braves to a record of 68-28, to three KCAC Championships, to three Kansas NAIA Playoffs, and to one NAIA National Tournament. Meiers earned Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors for his play on the basketball court during the 1951-52 season.

Meiers was part of three KCAC Track and Field Team Championships (1951, 1952, 1953). He was a three-time KCAC Champion in the shot put for the Braves. As a senior, he threw what was then a school and KCAC record 45-06 in the shot put.

After graduating from Ottawa University, Meiers went on to Kansas City University Dental College, graduating in May of 1958.