Mike Neal

Michael Jamel Neal (born June 26, 1987) is a former American football outside linebacker who played for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue. Neal was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. With Green Bay, he won Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mike Neal
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Neal with the Green Bay Packers in 2013
No. 96
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born:June 26, 1987 (age 31)
Gary, Indiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Merrillville (IN)
College:Purdue
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:133
Sacks:19.0
Pass deflections:1
Interceptions:1
Forced fumbles:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

A native of Merrillville, Indiana, he attended Merrillville High School where he was first team all-state as senior after totaling 59 tackles, including 24 for loss and 12 sacks, with 20 quarterback hurries, six pass breakups and one blocked kick. As a junior, had 49 tackles, including 14 for loss and four sacks, with three pass breakups and one fumble recovery.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 29th best strongside defensive end prospect of his class.[1]

College career

Neal attended Purdue University from 2005 to 2009. After redshirting his 2005 freshman year, he appeared in nine games as a sophomore, he had nine tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and one pass breakup despite missing five games with turf toe injury. In 2007, he appeared in all 13 games, and recorded 22 tackles, including 3.5 for loss and 2.0 sacks, with one pass breakup. In 2008, he appeared in all 12 games, including 11 starts. He ranked second on team with 5.5 sacks and third with 10.0 tackles for loss, while adding 33 total tackles. As a redshirt senior, he started all 12 games, finishing third on the team in tackles for loss with 11.5 and second in sack with 5.0, while forcing one fumble.

Professional career

External video
Neal's NFL Combine workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
294 lb
(133 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.95 s 1.70 s 2.84 s 4.53 s 7.53 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
31 reps 20[2]
All values are from NFL Combine[3][4]

Neal was selected in the second round (56th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5] Neal played two games during his rookie season in 2010, recording a sack, forced fumble 3 tackles. In 2011, he gained more playing time, seeing time in seven games. Neal played 11 games with 1 start, making 11 tackles with 4.5 sacks in 2012. On March 12, 2013, he re-signed with the Packers on a two-year deal. In 2013, Neal played all 16 games for the first time of his career, totalling 47 tackles, 5 sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble. He played all 16 games, recording 33 tackles with 4.5 sacks in 2014. In 2015, Neal played all 16 games for the third straight year, producing 36 tackles and 4 sacks. He had an impressive performance in the NFC wild card game against the Washington Redskins, where he sacked quarterback Kirk Cousins twice while also forcing a fumble.

Statistics

The following statistics were retrieved from NFL.com.[6]

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
Regular season
2010 GB 2 0 3 3 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 GB 7 0 3 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 GB 11 1 11 8 3 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 GB 16 10 47 36 11 5.0 0 1 1 5 5 5 0 1 0
2014 GB 16 3 33 20 13 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 GB 16 15 36 24 12 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 68 29 133 92 41 19.0 0 1 1 5 5 5 0 3 0
Postseason
2011 GB 1 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 GB 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 GB 1 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 GB 2 0 8 4 4 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 GB 2 2 3 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 8 3 14 9 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

References

  1. ^ Michael Neal - Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ "2010 Green Bay Packers draft picks". JSOnline.com. April 22, 2010. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Mike Neal". NFL.com. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mike Neal - Purdue, DT : 2010 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft 2010 - Mike Neal". NFL.com. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mike Neal: Career Stats". NFL.com. Retrieved August 14, 2016.

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