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John Neal Athlete Profile

#47 John Neal

John Neal
Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 1977-1979 Hometown: Mountian View, CA


  • 1979 AP Honorable Mention


Married Jan Hill ... parents are John (detective) and Peggy Neal ... brothers used him as a tackling dummy ... majoring in physical education. 

Before BYU

High School - Was an all-league performer several times while at Los Altos High .. MVP in Santa Clara Valley his junior and senior years .. still holds the valley scoring title with 144 points, 22 TD's, and six PAT's ... a tailback coached by Tom Burt (Santa Barbara).

Other College - Attended Foothill College in Los altos ... was all-conference and MVP. 

1977 | Sophomore Year

116 defensive points ... led team in kickoff returns with 23.1 average ... had a 72-yard kickoff return against Oregon State .. played backup safety role, but started two games .. candidate for starting position and post-season honors.