Lorenzo Neal
Lorenzo  Neal


Houston, Texas

High School:
Saint Thomas

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 315



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• Appeared in all 13 games, making 12 starts.
• Finished the season with 22 total tackles, including 18 solo stops, with 5.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks on the year.
• Also forced two fumbles and broke up a pass.
• Had one solo tackle against Ohio on Sept. 8.
• Forced a fumble and had three solo tackles against No. 8 Michigan on Sept. 23.
• Finished with three solo tackles vs. Minnesota on Oct. 7.
• Had three tackles for loss and forced and recovered a fumble at No. 7 Wisconsin on Oct. 14.
• Had an assisted TFL at Rutgers on Oct. 21.
• Finished with one solo tackle against Nebraska on Oct. 28.
• Recorded first sack of the year and had two total stops against Illinois on Nov. 4.
• Broke up a pass and had an assisted tackle at Iowa on Nov. 18.
• Had a season-high four tackles, three solo, vs. Indiana on Nov. 25.
• Posted a sack among three total tackles against Arizona in the Forster Farms Bowl on Dec. 27.

• Appeared in seven games, making four starts.
• Finished the season with 11 total tackles, including 3.0 for loss and a sack.
• Posted a season-high six total tackles, five solo, with 3.0 TFL and a sack at Nebraska on Oct. 22.

• Four-year letterwinner.
• As a sophomore was named second team all-district and second team all-state.
• Named first team all-district, district MVP, defensive MVP as junior, finishing with 34 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and one PBU.
• As a senior, team captain first team all-state, first team all-district, district MVP, Touchdown Club of Houston Honoree.
• Finished senior season with 33 tackles, four sacks.
• Blue-Grey All American Bowl Selection.

• Given name is Lorenzo Matthew Neal Jr.
• Born Nov. 4, 1997.
• Is planning to major in building construction management.
• Father, Lorenzo, played football collegiality at Fresno State and for 16 seasons in the NFL with Saints, Jets, Buccaneers, Titans, Bengals, Chargers, Ravens and Raiders.


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