Ryan Neal
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    Ryan  Neal

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Merrillville, Ind.

    High School:
    Merrillville

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 185

    Position:
    CB

    Birthdate:
    12/24/1995

    Experience:
    2nd


    08/25/2014

    Coach Lennon football press conference transcript

    Lennon met with the media in advance of SIU's season opener on Thursday, Aug. 28, vs Taylor in Saluki Stadium

    2014 (Freshman)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 12 games and started the first five games of the year...Made 33 tackles and had one tackle for loss...Broke up two passes and had one QB hurry...Made a season-high seven tackles in wins over Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois...One of three true freshmen to play....Earned a spot on the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.



    High School

    Named to AP 6A All-State team and Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Top 25 as a senior...Two-time IFCA All-State Top 50 selection...Two-time All- Conference and All-Area selection...Named the top defensive back in the state in 2013 by the Indianapolis Star...As a junior, recorded 123 tackles, nine interceptions and two fumble recoveries for the Pirates.

    Personal
    Full name is Ryan Christopher Neal...Born on Dec. 24, 1995 in Hammond, Ind....Son of Michael and Rhonda Neal...Father is a fireman, and mother is an admissions representative...Has three brothers and one sister...His brother, Mike, plays for the Green Bay Packers and won Super Bowl XLV...Brother Matthew Neal is a sophomore defensive tackle for the Idaho Vandals...Attended the same high school as San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich...Majoring in sport administration.

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