Missed most of the 2018 season due to two injuries and most of 2019 due to several injuries, then was healthy during the 2020 season … was healthy most of the 2021 season as Clemson’s primary No. 2 batter in the lineup … one of the team’s fastest players … four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … a career .291 hitter with a .417 slugging percentage and .412 on-base percentage in 86 games (84 starts) over four seasons … had 14 doubles, five triples, five homers, 36 RBIs, 53 runs, 31 walks, 33 hit-by-pitches and 15 steals.
2021: Signed a free-agent contract with the Boston Red Sox in July … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .283 with 33 runs, eight doubles, four triples, three homers, 25 RBIs, a .422 slugging percentage, .387 on-base percentage, 12 walks, 19 hit-by-pitches and six steals in 47 games (47 starts, including 43 in left field, three as the DH and one in center field) … second in Tiger history in hit-by-pitches … tied for 14th in the nation in hit-by-pitches and 17th in hit-by-pitches per game (0.4) … tied for second in the ACC in triples … led the team in triples, hit-by-pitches, sacrifice bunts (6) and bunt singles (4) … tied for the team lead in steals … hit .370 with a .474 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position … was 12-for-27 (.444) with a .545 on-base percentage after the seventh inning … had a 21-game on-base streak from March 2019 to March 2021, which included his last game of 2019, all 17 games in 2020 and his first three games of 2021 … went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run against Notre Dame on March 5 … went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI, run, walk and hit-by-pitch against Georgia State on March 16 … hit a homer against Georgia Southern at North Augusta, S.C. on March 23 … had a walk, hit-by-pitch and three runs at Boston College on March 26 … went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a steal at NC State on April 4 … went 2-for-4 with a homer against Virginia on April 10 … went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and hit-by-pitch at No. 21 Georgia on April 20 … went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a team-season-high two steals against Wake Forest on April 23 … went 1-for-2 with a triple, run, walk, two hit-by-pitches and a steal against No. 4 Louisville on May 1 … went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and a walk against No. 4 Louisville on May 2 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, four RBIs, two runs and a hit-by-pitch against USC Upstate on May 5 … went 2-for-5 with a three-run triple and run at Georgia Tech on May 9 … went 2-for-4 with two runs and a hit-by-pitch at No. 10 Florida State on May 15 … went 1-for-3 with a triple, three runs and two hit-by-pitches against No. 17 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26.
2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … co-winner of the Mitchell Award, given to the team’s most valuable player … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .364 with nine runs, three doubles, a homer, five RBIs, a .455 slugging percentage, .455 on-base percentage, six walks, five hit-by-pitches and three steals in 17 games (17 starts, including nine as the DH and eight in left field) … tied for 10th in the ACC in hits (24) … led the team in batting average, hits, bunt singles (3), total bases (30) and hit-by-pitches … tied for the team lead in games, starts, sacrifice bunts (1) and steals … reached base via a hit or walk in all 17 games … only Tiger to have a four-hit game, and he did so twice … hit .441 with runners on base and .429 with runners in scoring position … named ACC Player-of-the-Week on March 2 for his four games from Feb. 25 to March 1; was 11-for-18 (.611) with five runs, two doubles, a homer, three RBIs and a .650 on-base percentage … went 2-for-4 with a single that scored the game’s only run against Liberty on Feb. 15 … went 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and run against East Tennessee State on Feb. 25 … went 4-for-5 with a homer, double, two RBIs and two runs at South Carolina on Feb. 28; was 7-for-13 (.538) with a homer, double, two RBIs, four runs and a .600 on-base percentage in the series … played for High Point-Thomasville in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .333 with three doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, nine runs, a .442 on-base percentage and four steals in 15 games; second-team All-CPL selection.
2019: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .318 with three runs, two doubles, an RBI, a .409 slugging percentage, .483 on-base percentage, five walks, two hit-by-pitches and two steals in nine games (eight starts, including six in left field and two as the DH) … suffered an injury in March and missed the rest of the season; received a medical redshirt … went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9; his run-scoring single with one out in the ninth inning tied the score … went 1-for-2 with three runs and two hit-by-pitches in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9 … No. 80 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 33 ACC prospect for the 2020 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2018: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .195 with eight runs, a double, triple, homer, five RBIs, a .411 on-base percentage, eight walks, seven hit-by-pitches and four steals in 13 games (12 starts, including eight in center field, two in left field and two as the DH) … tied for the team lead in triples … hit .280 with a .455 on-base percentage and three steals in seven ACC regular-season games … hit .304 with a .529 on-base percentage and four steals in eight games away from home … reached base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in all 12 of his starts … went 2-for-3 with a triple and walk at Notre Dame on April 7; was his first career game … went 1-for-2 with his first career homer, a walk, two hit-by-pitches and two steals in the first game of a doubleheader at Notre Dame on April 8 … No. 39 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 3 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 4 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 8 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 8 ACC prospect for the 2020 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 28th round (No. 855 overall pick) by the Chicago Cubs … all-state selection as a sophomore and senior … all-conference selection as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior … team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior … member of the 40-man roster for the USA Baseball 18U team as a junior … lettered four times in baseball, four times in football and three times in track & field at Glenn High School, where he was coached by Keith Walker.
Personal: His late father, Tracey, played baseball at Pfeiffer … his brother, Kion, played football at Fayetteville State … his uncle, Dedrick Muhammad, played football at Morehouse … pronounced kee-AYR … graduated May 6, 2021 with a degree in psychology … born Kier Markel Meredith on Sept. 12, 1999 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
• Favorite hobbies – Hanging out with friends, Netflix, ping-pong, reading, sleeping and video games• Favorite food or candy – Pizza and Sour Patch Kids• Proudest childhood accomplishment – Learned how to ride a bike at two with no training wheels• Ideal vacation spot – Florida beaches• Childhood hero – His father