Players

Keanu Neal
S #22
Height:
6-0
Weight:
211
Age:
22
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Webster, FL
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
32
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 138 96 42 0.0 0 10 0 0 -- 0 0 5 1
2017 ATL 5 5 32 24 8 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 ATL 14 14 106 72 34 0.0 -- 9 -- -- -- -- -- 5 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CHI W 23-17 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 GB W 34-23 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @DET W 30-26 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BUF L 17-23 7 4 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 MIA L 17-20 8 7 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the first round (17th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 (Falcons)

Started all 14 games in which he played. His 105 total tackles (72 solo) ranked second to fellow rookie Deion Jones for the team lead. Ranked second to Jones in tackles among all rookies. Also added two tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed.

His five forced fumbles are the most by a defensive back since Dwight Lowery had five in 2008.

Made his playoff debut with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) in Atlanta’s Divisional Round win over Seattle.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the first round (17th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 (Falcons)

Started all 14 games in which he played. His 105 total tackles (72 solo) ranked second to fellow rookie Deion Jones for the team lead. Ranked second to Jones in tackles among all rookies. Also added two tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed.

His five forced fumbles are the most by a defensive back since Dwight Lowery had five in 2008.

Made his playoff debut with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) in Atlanta’s Divisional Round win over Seattle.

COLLEGE

Started 19 of the 34 games he played in during his three years as a Gator. During his first year as a starter in 2014 he racked up 45 total tackles and three interceptions, which was the second highest total on the team. Two of those interceptions that season came against the University of Kentucky, which became a new career high for most interceptions in a game.

Played in 12 games and started 11 times at safety as a senior in 2015. Finished third on the team with 96 total tackles, including a team-high 51 solo tackles. Had 3.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks on the year. Posted a career high 14 tackles against Tennessee and at LSU. Led the team in tackles five times on the season.

Played in 10 games, starting eight times at safety in 2014. Totaled 45 tackles on the season and ranked second with three interceptions. Earned Honorable Mention CFPA Defensive Back of the Week honors after his performance at Alabama, leading the team with 10 tackles while forcing a fumble and returning a fumble 49 yards for a touchdown. Also led the team in tackles against Missouri (10 tackles) and East Carolina (8). Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2013. Was a key member on special teams who tied for the team lead with five special teams tackles. Also saw time as a backup at safety.

Joined Florida teammate Vernon Hargreaves III to become the second set of SEC defensive backs from the same school to be selected during the first round of the NFL Draft.

PERSONAL

Totaled over 70 tackles and had four interceptions as a senior at South Sumter. Was an All-State selection as a junior. Invited to “The Opening”, an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus.

As a junior, Neal had 151 tackles (68 solo, 83 assists), four interceptions, one of which he returned 20 yards for a touchdown, as well as four forced fumbles, five pass deflections and one offensive touchdown as a goal-line full-back.

Picked the Gators over offers from UCF, USF, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and South Carolina...Coached by Inman Sherman.

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