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Otis Merrill
CB
Height:
5-11
Weight:
188
College:
Illinois State
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Biography

The Green Bay Packers signed CB Otis Merrill to the practice squad on December 19, 2012. Merrill, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound rookie out of Illinois State, was originally signed by the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the team’s rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. He was with Green Bay during the preseason before being released on Aug. 31. Merrill lettered three times at Illinois State and earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a senior in 2011. He will wear No. 47.

2012 TRAINING CAMP BIO: Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the Packers’ rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis…A three-year letterman for the Redbirds who played in 32 games with 15 starts…Earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team honors as a senior in 2011…Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts…Tallied 41 tackles, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and one interception…Forced a fumble and recorded two tackles, including one tackle for loss, in a win vs. Morehead State (Sept. 10)…Set a career high in tackles with eight in wins vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 24) and at Southern Illinois (Oct. 29)…Recorded four tackles and his first career interception in victory vs. Western Illinois (Nov. 5)…Played in 10 games and started one as a junior in 2010…Posted 13 total tackles on the season…Contributed two solo tackles and a pass breakup at Indiana State (Oct. 9) in his only start of the season…Notched seven stops at Western Illinois (Oct. 30)…Participated in all 11 contests and started four as a sophomore in 2009…Made 22 total stops and had two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry…Recorded four tackles in his first game as a Redbird at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3)…Registered three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 26)…Contributed five solo stops and six total tackles at Southern Illinois (Oct. 10)…Played the 2008 season at Wisconsin…Saw playing time in one game as a redshirt freshman, the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State (Dec. 27)…Redshirted in 2007 after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury…Earned his degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in psychology…Starred as a four-year letterman at Glenville (Ohio) High…Was a two-time all-conference selection…Served as team captain as a senior and broke up seven passes with three interceptions…High school coach was Ted Ginn Sr., and he was a teammate of 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.…Also lettered four years in track…Enjoys bowling and watching movies…Lists Gladiator as his favorite movie…Claims his high school football coach, Ginn Sr., as his biggest influence because he focused on teaching his athletes to become better men, not just football players…Lists his mother as his inspiration because she made a way out of nothing and shows great determination and perseverance…Names Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy as his favorite book and First Take as his favorite TV show…Lists J. Cole as his favorite musical artist…Single, lives in Cleveland…Given name Otis Emmanuel Merrill VIII; nickname is “O”…Born in Cleveland.

The Green Bay Packers signed CB Otis Merrill to the practice squad on December 19, 2012. Merrill, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound rookie out of Illinois State, was originally signed by the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the team’s rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. He was with Green Bay during the preseason before being released on Aug. 31. Merrill lettered three times at Illinois State and earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a senior in 2011. He will wear No. 47.

2012 TRAINING CAMP BIO: Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 14, 2012, after participating in the Packers’ rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis…A three-year letterman for the Redbirds who played in 32 games with 15 starts…Earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team honors as a senior in 2011…Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts…Tallied 41 tackles, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and one interception…Forced a fumble and recorded two tackles, including one tackle for loss, in a win vs. Morehead State (Sept. 10)…Set a career high in tackles with eight in wins vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 24) and at Southern Illinois (Oct. 29)…Recorded four tackles and his first career interception in victory vs. Western Illinois (Nov. 5)…Played in 10 games and started one as a junior in 2010…Posted 13 total tackles on the season…Contributed two solo tackles and a pass breakup at Indiana State (Oct. 9) in his only start of the season…Notched seven stops at Western Illinois (Oct. 30)…Participated in all 11 contests and started four as a sophomore in 2009…Made 22 total stops and had two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry…Recorded four tackles in his first game as a Redbird at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3)…Registered three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 26)…Contributed five solo stops and six total tackles at Southern Illinois (Oct. 10)…Played the 2008 season at Wisconsin…Saw playing time in one game as a redshirt freshman, the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State (Dec. 27)…Redshirted in 2007 after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury…Earned his degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in psychology…Starred as a four-year letterman at Glenville (Ohio) High…Was a two-time all-conference selection…Served as team captain as a senior and broke up seven passes with three interceptions…High school coach was Ted Ginn Sr., and he was a teammate of 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.…Also lettered four years in track…Enjoys bowling and watching movies…Lists Gladiator as his favorite movie…Claims his high school football coach, Ginn Sr., as his biggest influence because he focused on teaching his athletes to become better men, not just football players…Lists his mother as his inspiration because she made a way out of nothing and shows great determination and perseverance…Names Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy as his favorite book and First Take as his favorite TV show…Lists J. Cole as his favorite musical artist…Single, lives in Cleveland…Given name Otis Emmanuel Merrill VIII; nickname is “O”…Born in Cleveland.