UCF is the only school in C-USA to have a draft pick each year from 2006-13.
2007: Notched one catch for six yards in a victory at NC State (Sept. 1) ... Started at tight end against No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) ... Had a key 19-yard reception vs. Memphis (Sept. 22) that put UCF inside the Tigers' 10-yard line as the Knights eventually hit the endzone two plays later ... Finished the Louisiana (Sept. 29) win with one catch for 10 yards ... Collected 14 yards on two receptions at East Carolina (Oct. 6), marking the first time he had more than one catch in a game ... Started at USF (Oct. 13) ... Set career-highs with three receptions for 51 yards vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20), which included a personal-long 31 yard catch in the third quarter from Kyle Israel ... Delivered with a 26-yard reception in the victory at Southern Miss (Oct. 28) ... Started in the win over Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Amassed 24 yards on a pair of receptions at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Received the start at TE in a win at SMU (Nov. 17) and vs. UTEP (Nov. 24).
2006: Started all 12 games at tight end ... Recorded one catch for six yards in the win vs. Villanova (Sept. 2) ...Had one catch for two yards in the loss vs. USF (Sept. 16) ... His one catch against Marshall (Oct. 4) was crucial as it went for 12 yards and came on fourth-and-four during what turned out to be the game-winning field goal drive ... Finished the campaign with three catches for 20 yards.
2005: Played in 12 games, making four starts ... two receptions for 20 yards.
2004: Earned time in seven games on special teams.
2003: Redshirted while practicing with the tight ends.
High School: Merritt graduated from West Palm Beach's Suncoast High School in 2003 ... played for coach Jimmy Bell ... played both tight end and defensive end for Suncoast, which won its first district title in 18 years ... recorded 12 sacks from his defensive end position and also hauled in 16 passes for 142 yards at tight end ... finished the year with 10 pancake blocks ... Borderwars.com rated him No. 49 among defensive end prospects ... also a member of Bill Buchalter's "Dandy Dozen " ... garnered all-county honors.
Personal: Merritt is a liberal studies major ... son of Henry and Katie Sherrod.