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NC A&T Football BIO
99 Chris Neal

 

Breakdown: Neal enters his final season after having a stellar career for A&T...Preseason injuries slowed him down prior to the 2011 season...He still managed to play in all 11 games...Has a great motor and causes havoc with his speed on the interior...Has earned playing time each season at both defensive end and defensive tackle...He runs a 4.96 in the 40-yard dash, has a 25-inch vertical and he can bench 225 pounds 21 times...His bench press is 385 pounds and his squat max is 505 pounds...He came into the preseason camp as the No. 1 defensive tackle...Has played in 29 games with 18 starts...Has recorded 85 tackles, seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in his career.

2011 Season: Played in 11 games with eight starts...Made nine solo tackles and 17 assisted tackles for a total of 26...Five of his tackles occurred behind the line of scrimmage...Made five tackles and a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Morgan State on Oct. 1...Made three solo tackles and had one tackle for loss at Howard on Oct. 22.

2010 Season: Played in 11 games with 11 starts...Made 53 tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss and four sacks...Led all Aggie defensive linemen in tackles...Also led all Aggie defensive linemen in sacks...Ranked 31st in the conference in tackles per game (4.8)...Ranked 15th in the conference in sacks per game (0.36)...Made seven tackles against Norfolk State on Sept. 11...All seven of his tackles were stops of two yards or less...Made seven tackles against Florida A&M on Nov. 6, including a tackle on Rattlers running back Phillip Sylvester that went for a 2-yard loss...Made six solo tackles at Delaware State on Oct. 16, including a sack in the second quarter.

2009 Season: Played in a reserve role as a freshman...Played in eight games without a start...Made six tackles on the season...Made three tackles against Howard on Oct. 24...One tackle was for no gain, the other tackle came on a 1-yard gain by the Bison and his final tackle was for a two-yard stop.

High School: He was a talented member of the successful Dudley football program...Led the team in tackles and sacks (24)...He is an all-conference, All-Area and All-State performer.

 

Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Dudley
Major: Sports Science/Fitness Mang.
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