Meyer named Bears asst. o-line coach

New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman continues to fill out his staff, naming Pat Meyer as the club’s assistant offensive line coach.

Meyer comes from the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, where he worked with Trestman. Meyer served 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. He also has nine years of experience as a strength and conditioning coaching working at Florida  State (2007), NC State (2000-05) and Memphis (1999-2000).

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.

Trestman and the Bears still have a few spots to fill, chiefly the wide receivers and linebacker spots, as well as quality control positions.

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