32   Nate McNeal
Nate McNeal

RS Senior

Chicago, IL

High School:

Last College:
Harper College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 171




Huskies Host Broncos for Senior Day Tuesday

Help Black Out Huskie Stadium on ESPN2


No. 16 NIU On the Road at Toledo Wednesday Night

Huskies Look to Go 11-0 For First Time


No. 17 NIU Heads East for Sixth Road Test

Huskies Meet UMass in Gillette Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday


No. 18 Huskies Home Saturday Versus Eastern Michigan

NIU's Huskie Stadium, MAC Win Streaks on the Line


NIU Looks for Pleasant Outcome at CMU

Huskies Play First MAC West Opponent Saturday


Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.


NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.


Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game


NIU players visit children at the hospital

Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital

2013: Appeared in all 14 games playing on the kickoff coverage and punt coverage units. Recorded seven tackles on the year, six solo stops. Had a pair of solo stops versus Eastern Michigan (10-26) with a pass breakup. Made two stops at UMass (11-2). Recorded solo tackles versus Ball State (11-13), at Toledo (11-20), and in the Poinsettia Bowl (12-26), when he suffered a knee injury on the first kickoff.

2012: Earned his first career game action against Buffalo (10-13). Also saw playing time against UMass (11-3). Garnered Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors following the Central Michigan (9-29) game. Named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week for the Akron (10-20) game.

2011: Did not see any action during the year.
Previous School: Totaled 81 tackles, 22 pass breakups, four interceptions and two blocked kicks in two seasons at Harper Junior College. Posted 44 stops, 14 pass breakups, a fumble recovery and three interceptions in 2010 for the Hawks as a team captain. Recorded 37 tackles as a freshman, along with a forced fumble and an interception.

High School: Caught 21 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at Thornwood High School. Returned 14 kickoffs for 218 yards, scoring once. Compiled 28 tackles and two interceptions at defensive back during the 2008 season.

Personal: Born Oct. 3, 1990, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Dale and Kimberly McNeal. A communication studies major. Enjoys playing the piano.
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