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Remembering Dylan Meier

On the football field Dylan Meier will be remembered as a team-first player who never let hard luck get in the way of hard work.

He was the first Kansan to start a season at quarterback for Bill Snyder and threw for 2,287 yards and 12 touchdowns before leaving Kansas State.

Off the field he will be remembered as a free spirit who rode his bike everywhere, wore his hair long and listened to the Grateful Dead.

He always had an optimistic outlook on life and enjoyed traveling the world. He went skydiving, ran with the bulls and had plans to teach English in South Korea before his death earlier this week at the age of 26.

One of the most popular quotes used by Snyder and Meier’s former teammates to describe him has been, “He lived more during his 26 years than most of us do in a lifetime.”

But that by no means was the only phrase they used. Those who knew him best have plenty to say about Meier. Below is a compilation of quotes I couldn’t fit into today’s print story. (more…)