Nevada 2013: Enters his junior season as projected starter at one of the outside linebacker spots ... Could also see time on special teams. 2012: Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Recorded 16 tackles on the year and forced a fumble ... Established a career high with three tackles in Nevada's win over Cal ... Broke that with four stops in the Pack's victory at Hawaii ... First career forced fumble came against Fresno State. 2011: Joined Nevada in the spring semester and went through spring drills with the Wolf Pack ... Redshirted his first season with the team.
Junior College Played one season at Santa Monica City College ... Was named first-team All-Pacific League.
High School A graduate of Venice (Calif.) High School ... Was a four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball ... Was part of three straight conference championship teams as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named first-team All-Western League as a junior and senior.
Personal Born Jonathan Jamon McNeal on Sept. 17, 1992 ... Son of Marion Vaughn and Tim McNeal ... Has four sisters and four brothers ... Sister Tanae played softball at San Francisco State ... Majoring in business and wants to own his own sports-related business after college ... Received recruiting interest from USC, Hawaii, New Mexico and San Jose State but chose Nevada because of the program and because it was close to home ... Sports hero is Ray Lewis ... Coaches and works at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice in his free time.