Former K-State QB Dylan Meier dead

Dylan Meier, who played quarterback at Kansas State from 2002-06, has died in a hiking accident, according to the Topeka Capital Journal.

He was 26.

Meier, a Pittsburg, Kan. native, appeared in 35 games for the Wildcats, including 11 starts at quarterback. He threw for 2,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.

His older brother, Shad Meier, played tight end at Kansas State from 1997-2000 and went on to a career in the NFL. Younger brother Kerry Meier just exhausted his eligibility at Kansas and is working toward Thursday's NFL Draft.