Saw extensive time playing special teams … Had two tackles against Troy and a tackle against ULM and Arkansas State.
Played in eight games and recorded two total tackles; both tackles came against WKU.
Earned first varsity letter, playing in all 12 games, primarily on special teams … Against Arkansas State he returned a blocked punt 21 yards down to the opponent 4-yard line where North Texas scored a touchdown from on the next play … Also returned a blocked punt five yards for a touchdown in the win over Western Kentucky … Had three kickoff returns for a total of 44 yards during the year, with the longest coming against Middle Tennessee for 16 yards … Had four total tackles for the season, including a season-high two against Troy.
Was a redshirt
The MVP of District 12-3A, Neal accounted for over 800 rushing yards, 174 passing yards and 145 receiving yards for Kaufman High School in 2005 … Was named second team all-state kick returner as a junior, as well as first team all-district wide receiver and cornerback … Was named Offensive Player of the Year in Kaufman County … A first-team all-district point guard, Neal also lettered in basketball and track