Missed spring drills while continuing to rehab wrist injury.
Played in and started 10 games ... Had three sacks (-21) ... Tied for third on the team with nine tackles for loss (-39) and seventh with 44 tackles ... 35 of 44 tackles went as solo stops ... Held out of the Virginia Tech (Sugar Bowl), Tennessee (SEC Championship) and Alabama games with a wrist injury ... Had a sack (- 4) and four tackles against Georgia ... Finished with a sack (-7) and four tackles against Ole Miss ... Registered five tackles including one for loss (-3) against Kentucky ... Led the team with a career-high eight tackles against Arkansas ... Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Arkansas ... Had a sack for a 10-yard loss and six tackles against LSU ... Had four stops, including one for loss against Mississippi State ... Led Auburn with six tackles, including five solo and two for loss, against Louisiana-Monroe ... After three games, already had more tackles (16) than his highest previous season total of 14 in 2003 ... Came out of spring drills as the first-string weak linebacker.
Part of the rotation at linebacker ... Played in 12 games and finished the season with 14 tackles ... Registered four tackles against Georgia ... Forced a fumble against Tennessee which was recovered by Auburn and led to a touchdown ... Finished with two tackles against Louisiana-Monroe and Western Kentucky ... Held out of the Vanderbilt game ... Held out of spring drills rehabilitating from leg injury.
Held out of spring drills rehabilitating from leg injury.
Played in 10 games ... Broke left leg on special teams against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl ... Part of the playing rotation at linebacker .. Held out of the Mississippi State, Syracuse and Arkansas games with a knee injury ... Started against Vanderbilt and had two tackles ... Started against Western Carolina and led the team with 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss (-2) and a fumble recovery.
Helped lead Shaw to a perfect 15-0 record and a state title, the first in school history ... Named the Georgia 4A Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 80 tackles from defensive end position ...Also had 19 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles and two interceptions ... Standout on special teams and credited with six tackles on the kicking team ... First-team 4A all-state selection ... Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Bi-City Defensive Player of the Year ... Rivals.com Honorable Mention selection... Ranked as one of the top 75 safeties in the nation by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-American ... Ranked as on of the top five athletes in the southeast by PrepStar ... High School Coach: Charles Flowers.
Born Sept. 14, 1982 ... Son of Leonard and Cynthia Neal ... Majoring in Criminology.