BOXLEY, Ark. -- A former quarterback at Kansas State University died after falling from a well-known bluff south of Boxley in Newton County. Dylan Meier of Pittsburg, Kan., was at Whitaker Point, also known as Hawksbill Crag, off Cave Mountain Road in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area of the Buffalo National River.
Emergency responders say the 26-year-old man was hiking with his family when he slipped over the edge on Monday afternoon.
Meier started 15 games at quarterback for the KSU Wildcats between 2002 and 2006. He threw for 2,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.
At Pittsburg High School, Meier's teams played in two straight Class 5A state championship games.
Meier's older brother, Shad, played tight end at KSU and in the NFL. His younger brother, Kerry, played quarterback and wide receiver at University of Kansas and is preparing for the NFL Draft.