Signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 5/15/23…Participated in team's rookie minicamp following 2023 NFL Draft…Played at the University of Massachusetts from 2020-22…In 2022, Merriweather played in ten games, carrying the ball 150 times for 575 yards as the team's leading rusher, having been named to Phil Steele's 2022 All-Independent Team as a second-team running back. Rushed for a team-high 53 yards at Temple on eight attempts, including a 36-yard run. Had a season-high 122 rushing yards and two touchdowns at Arkansas State, and also caught a shovel pass to score a two-point conversion…In 2021, he carried 218 times for 1,138 yards (5.2 avg.) with five touchdowns, to garner Phil Steele second-team All-Independent, as he was the Minutemen's first 1,000-yard rusher in the FBS era. Established a new school single-season record of seven games with 100 or more rushing yards, recording 749 yards in the last five games alone. Also caught 22 passes for 165 yards with one touchdown. Had 81 all-purpose yards vs. Boston College, including a team-high 56 rushing yards on 11 attempts, including a 32-yard run and also caught two passes for 25 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown reception. Posted first career 100+ yard rushing game with 142 yards on 23 carries vs. Eastern Michigan and caught two passes for 20 yards. In defeat of Connecticut, totaled a career-high in carries (39) with 171 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Had a career-high 177 yards rushing vs. Maine. Finished off a strong campaign with 176 yards rushing, two touchdowns, including the longest of his career (79 yards) in season finale vs. New Mexico State…In a COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, carried 42 times for 115 yards. Season-high 48 yards rushing came on 11 carries (4.4 avg.) at FAU…Transferred to UMass in 2020 from Garden City (Kan.) Community College, where he played from 2018-19…In 2019, totaled 513 rushing yards on 90 carries (5.7 avg.), including six touchdowns…In 2018, played in six games and recorded 327 rushing yards on 69 carries (4.7 avg.) with three touchdowns…Helped team reach National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Game…Attended Alpharetta (Ga.) HS, where he was a four-position standout and kickoff and punt returner after transferring from King's Ridge (Alpharetta, Ga.) Christian School…All-Conference and All-County selection…Also a star on the basketball team, drawing interest from several major colleges.