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Jonathan McNeal
Jonathan McNeal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Venice, Calif.

High School:
Venice HS

Last College:
Santa Monica CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2V


08/24/2014

Fajardo, Galas, Dobrich and McNeal named captains

Taft will be the inaugural Alpha Wolf

06/03/2014

Hekking leads nine Pack players on Phil Steele's Preseason All-MW Team

Fajardo, Brock, Yates and McNeal are second-team selections

04/26/2014

Fajardo leads Blue to 12-10 win over Silver in Spring Game

Mayes has strong performance for Silver.

11/18/2013

McNeal, Tenpenny selected as Mountain West Players of the Week

McNeal earns first defensive honor

10/16/2013

Hekking leads seven on Phil Steele's Midseason All-MW Team

Junior leads team in sacks and TFLs

Nevada
2014: Poised for a strong senior season after a breakout year in 2013 ... Named a team captain in voting by his teammates.

2013: Had a breakout season starting all 12 games at one of the linebacker spots and leading the team with 103 tackles ... Credited with four tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup ... Set a career high with 10 tackles against eventual national champions Florida State and then broke that three times with 11 stops at Boise State, 14 against UNLV and 15 in a win over San Jose State ... First career sack came at UCLA.

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.

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