Shad Meier prepped at Pittsburg High School, in his home town, where he was an All-State Top 11 Selection in Kansas in the fall of 1995 under legendary coach Larry Garman. He went on to enjoy a five year playing career for the Kansas State Wildcats, where he was a two-year starter at tight end for Bill Snyder. He is one of the four Meier brothers to play college football. His younger brother Dylan (now deceased), also played for the Wildcats. The youngest brother Kerry played for the University of Kansas.