32   Nate McNeal
Nate McNeal

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Thornwood

Last College:
Harper College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 171

Position:
S

Experience:
1Sq


11/25/2013

Huskies Host Broncos for Senior Day Tuesday

Help Black Out Huskie Stadium on ESPN2

11/18/2013

No. 16 NIU On the Road at Toledo Wednesday Night

Huskies Look to Go 11-0 For First Time

10/29/2013

No. 17 NIU Heads East for Sixth Road Test

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

10/22/2013

No. 18 Huskies Home Saturday Versus Eastern Michigan

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

10/15/2013

NIU Looks for Pleasant Outcome at CMU

Huskies Play First MAC West Opponent Saturday

10/22/2013

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.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

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

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

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

01/03/2013

Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game

12/30/2012

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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