|return to roster||#6 JC Neal
WEIGHT: 200 LBS
COLLEGE: NC State
EXPERIENCE: Three Years
ACQUIRED: Assigned in Nov. 2012
2013: Assigned to the SaberCats in Nov. 2012 … Made his SaberCats debut @ SA on 3/23 and posted four-and-a-half tackles (three solo) and broke up two passes … Posted six-and-a-half tackles, one of which was for a loss vs. ORL on 3/29 … Recorded two solo tackles on 4/6 @ ARI … Notched four tackles and forced a fumble on 4/19 vs. SPO … Made two total tackles (one solo) and broke up two passes on 4/27 @ NO … Posted six-and-a-half tackles and broke up a pair of passes vs. CLE on 5/4 … Finished with seven tackles (all solo) on 5/10 vs. TB … Had a game-high eight-and-a-half tackles on 5/18 @ JAC … Posted five-and-a-half tackles and forced a fumble in the win on 5/25 vs. UTAH … Recorded two tackles on 6/1 @ SPO … Recorded four-and-a-half tackles (four solo) and two pass breakups vs. PIT on 6/8 … Registered ten tackles (nine solo) along with a pass breakup @ IOWA on 6/15 … Made five-and-a-half tackles (five solo), forced a fumble and broke up a pass in the win vs. ARI on 6/22 … Notched three-and-a-half tackles (three solo), a pass breakup and forced a fumble @ UTAH on 6/29 … Recorded three solo tackles and two pass breakups vs. SA on 7/6 … Recorded a team high and SaberCats defensive season high of ten solo tackles and two pass break ups @ PIT on 7/13 … Registered a game high six-and-a-half tackles vs. PHI on 7/20 … Notched his first interception of the year in addition five tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup vs. CHI on 7/27.
AFL 2012: Started all 18 games for the Kansas City Command … Led the team in tackles with 116.5 (108 solo) … Posted an interception, forced two fumbles and recovered one as well … Made his 2012 debut for the Command on 3/16 vs. JAC and made four tackles … Intercepted a pass that he returned 45-yards and also had three tackles on 3/23 @ CLE … Recorded six-and-a-half tackles and broke up three passes on 3/29 vs. ARI … Posted five tackles and recovered a fumble on 4/7 @ CHI … Led the team with seven-and-a-half tackles on 4/21 @ SJ … Notched two tackles and broke up one pass on 4/30 @ TB … Led the team with eight tackles and one pass breakup on 5/5 vs. SA … Posted five-and-a-half tackles and broke up one pass on 5/12 @ IOWA … Recorded five tackles and forced two fumbles on 5/19 @ PIT in the Command’s first win of the season … Notched seven-and-a-half tackles on 5/26 vs. GEO … Made a season-high 12.5 total tackles (12 solo) vs. UTAH on 6/2 … Led the team with nine total tackles (eight solo) and broke up one pass on 6/9 @ @ SPO … Recorded five-and-a-half tackles and two pass breakups in a win vs. SJ on 6/17 … Led the team with 12 tackles on 6/23 vs. CHI … Made three-and-a-half tackles and broke up one pass @ SA 6/30 … Posted six-and-a-half tackles, one of which was for a loss on 7/7 vs. IOWA … Recorded six tackles vs. SPO on 7/14 … Led the team with seven-and-a-half tackles in his season finale on 7/21 @ ARI.
AFL 2011: Appeared in all 18 games, 17 of which were starts as a rookie for the Tulsa Talons … Earned Second Team All-Arena honors … Led the Talons in tackles with 109.5 (94 solo), as well as in interceptions, with nine … Also forced five fumbles and recovered four more … Made his AFL debut on 3/13 @ GEO and posted seven-and-a-half tackles, one of which was for a loss … Led the team with seven-and-a-half tackles and forced a fumble on 3/19 @ DAL … Notched four tackles on 3/28 vs. ARI … Led the team with five tackles and four pass breakups 4/2 @ PIT … Tallied a team-high eight-and-a-half tackles and a fumble recovery vs. SJ on 4/16 … Posted three tackles in a win on 4/23 vs. IOWA … Had five tackles @ CLE on 4/29 … Posted a team-high eight tackles, forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble and had an interception vs. CHI on 5/7 … Had five tackles and recovered a fumble on 5/13 @ NO … Led the team with seven tackles and also added an interception on 5/21 vs. KC … Made three-and-a-half tackles and recovered a fumble on 5/29 @ CHI … Returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also scored on a kickoff return, while posting six tackles vs. UTAH on 6/11 … Intercepted two more passes, and returned one for a 50-yard touchdown while tallying a team-high six-and-a-half tackles @ PHI on 6/17 … Made a career-high 11 tackles and had his fifth interception in his last three games on 6/25 vs. DAL … Posted three-and-a-half tackles @ IOWA on 7/1 … Finished with a team-high six tackles, intercepted a pass, forced and recovered a fumble on 7/9 vs. TB … Made a team-high ten-and-a-half tackles on 7/16 vs. ORL … Concluded his rookie campaign with two tackles and his ninth interception on the year @ KC on 7/23.
Other Professional Experience: 2009: NFL: Worked out for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent.
College: Attended North Carolina State from 2005-08 … Saw a lot of action defensively as a safety and cornerback as well as on special teams … 2008: Recorded 80 total tackles as a senior for the Wolfpack and also forced a pair of fumbles and recovered one more … Factored into special teams, returning one kickoff for a touchdown … 2007: Posted 38 total tackles and recovered a fumble as a junior … Returned a punt for a touchdown … 2006: Tallied 12 total tackles as a sophomore and recovered a fumble … 2005: Played sparingly as a freshman in Raleigh, recording eight total tackles.
Personal: Played at Lakewood High School in Sumter, S.C. … Rushed for 1,401 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior and also hauled in nine passes for 117 yards … Returned 10 kickoffs for 355 yards, and two for touchdowns … Recorded 88 tackles and six PBUs on defense … Also blocked a punt and returned it for a score … Was the 3A back of the year in South Carolina … Earned all-state and all-conference honors …Was a SuperPrep All-American as a junior.