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Neal Mead
Neal  Mead

RS Senior

Collins, Miss.

High School:
Collins HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 314




Adds depth at the right tackle position on the offensive line ... Battling for the No. 2 position on the depth chart ... Had a solid 2003 season and should see time on the field ... Saw action in all 13 games last season and made six starts ... Has excellent strength and size ... Also will see action on special teams ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... 2003 (r-So.): Played in all 13 games, starting six of them at left tackle ... Saw action in 412 snaps on offense and 51 on special teams, for a total of 463 plays on the year ... Finished with 12 knockdowns and one pancake ... Allowed three sacks ... Played a season-high 77 snaps on offense and two on special teams against Nebraska (9/25) ... Had 50 or more plays in five games ... 2002 (r-Fr.): Saw limited action only seeing time in one game ... Season-high 19 plays against Jackson State ... 2001 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Two-year starter for Coach Bruce Merchant at Collins High School ... The Clarion-Ledger's First-Team All-State ... Hattiesburg American's All-Area Team ... No. 11 on The Sun Herald's "Coast Top 45" ... An all-county selection ... Played in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic ... Graded out better than 90 percent each game and didn't give up a quarterback sack as a senior ... Two-year all-district ... Helped lead Collins to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs ... Top 30 in Mississippi (9.25 rating) by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Recruiting ... SuperPrep's "Top 21" in Mississippi ... Mississippi "Super Sixty" by Blue Chip Recruiting ...Given a "three-star rating" by Prep Sports Recruiting ... Also dubbed with a "two-star rating" by Max Emfinger, ( and (Magnolia ... Selected to the The Clarion-Ledger's "Top 40 recruits" in summer 2000 ... Also lettered in track ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class ... Personal: Son of Willie, Jr. and Karen Mead ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born Oct. 27, 1982.

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