Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at The Rock.
2010 (r-Jr.): One of the Golden Eagle special teams outstanding performers ... Tallied 10 of 14 tackles on special teams ... Also saw action in defensive secondary ... Posted season-best three tackles against both East Carolina (10/9) and Tulane (11/6) ... Played in 11 games and registered at least one tackle in eight games ... 2009 (r-So.): Played in all 13 games ... Recorded 14 total tackles (four unassisted and 10 assisted) ... Forced one fumble against Tulane (10/24) ... Used mostly on special teams ... Had season-high four tackles at Houston (10/31) and added three against Tulane (10/24) ... 2008 (r-Fr.): A standout on the special teams ... Played in every game, except the UCF game because of an elbow injury... Made 15 tackles this season, 12 unassisted along with three assists ... Had a season-high three tackles versus Arkansas State (9/13) ... Saw his first career action in the opener versus Louisiana-Lafayette (8/30) ... 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Citronelle High School, where he played for Coach Eddie Stephenson ... Three-star rating by Rivals.com ... Recorded 97 tackles, 11 pass break-ups and five forced fumbles ... Also blocked 14 field goals as a sophomore ... Was named Class 5A Honorable Mention as a sophomore and junior .. As a senior, earned First Team All-State at Defensive Back ... Was also named FCA Player of the Week ... Rushed for over 800 yards as a senior ... Press-Register All-Region ... Selected all-district ... Posted 85 tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... Also lettered in baseball, basketball and track ... Was Class 5A Second-Team in Basketball ... Personal: Son of JoAnn O'Neal ... Majoring in interdisciplinary study.
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