Montana Tech linebacker David Meis is smart. He's got a 3.5 GPA, as an engineering major. His brother went to Tech, and engineering runs in the family.
"Kind of followed in my brother's footsteps. My dad's an engineer, my brother's an engineer so I kind of always wanted to be an engineer," said Meis.
His coaches are proud of his academic accomplishments.
"He exemplifies the profile student athlete at Montana Tech that he's going to be an outstanding engineer. He's top of the class. He's also an outstanding football player," said head coach Chuck Morrell.
"It's student athlete. It's student first then athlete. David exemplifies that he comes on the field and does his thing but he gets it done in the class room as well. With all our guys here especially David he's going to go on and make some serious money as an engineer," said defensive coordinator BJ Campbell.
On the football field, David dominates. Coach Morrell says he uses his intelligence well.
"There's two things number one, there's not a guy I have who plays harder on game day I mean just supreme effort. Number two he's very intelligent and that's a huge asset when we're running a complex 3-4 scheme," said Morrell.
"He's a high effort guy all the time. No matter if it's the first day of Fall camp or the National Championship game. He's going to put in the work and put in the time and give great effort all the time," said Campbell.