DCSiran Neal

Jacksonville St. — FCS
  • Height: 6000
  • Weight: 206
  • Hometown: Eufaula, AL
  • Age: 23

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): A First Team All-American by the AFCA and named to the 2017 All-OVC First Team…recorded 39 tackles and a team-high 11 pass break ups and 12 passes defended…had one interception and a forced fumble…registered three tackles in JSU’s season-opening win against Chattanooga...recorded five tackles at Georgia Tech...tallied seven tackles and a pair of pass break ups in the home opener vs. Liberty...credited with three tackles and a pair of pass break ups in the OVC opener at Tennessee Tech...recorded a tackle at Austin Peay...recorded an interception and three tackles versus Eastern Kentucky...finished with four tackles at Eastern Illinois...recorded three tackles against Southeast Missouri...posted a pair of stops and a QB hurry in the Murray State game...registered a pair of tackles at UT Martin...broke up a trio of passes in the final regular season contest against Tennessee State…had six tackles, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble in the Gamecocks’ Playoff game vs. Kennesaw State.

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 12 games for JSU as a redshirt junior…finished with 80 tackles on the year, second best on the defense…earned first team All-OVC honors…set a career high in tackles with 12 at Murray State on Nov. 12…credited with four-or-more tackles in every game of the season…recorded five tackles at LSU on Sept. 10…recorded a sack against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 17…forced his lone fumble of the season against the Chanticleers…picked off a pass at Southeast Missouri on Nov. 5…credited with four pass breakups and 11.5 tackles for loss…had at least 0.5 tackles for loss in 10 games during the year…finished with eight tackles against Coastal Carolina and Austin Peay before tallying nine at SEMO.

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in all 15 games for the Gamecocks and recorded a start against Murray State…recorded 40 tackles on the season, including seven against the Racers and five against NDSU in the FCS National Championship game…recorded an interception against Mississippi Valley State…tallied half a tackle for loss against SEMO…forced his lone fumble in his lone start of the season, against MSU.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Made his Jax State debut in the season opener at Michigan State…tallied four tackles, including three solo stops in the contest…finished the season with 32 total tackles…registered six tackles against Eastern Illinois and seven stops the following week at Southeast Missouri along with a pair of pass break ups…led the Gamecock defense with a season high 10 tackles in the NCAA Playoff match up with Sam Houston State…turned in seven solo tackles in the SHSU contest.

2013 (Freshman): Sat out the season as a redshirt.

High School: Played his senior season for head coach Dan Klages at Eufaula High School in Eufaula, Ala…a first team All-State selection as an athlete as a senior in 2012, when he led the Tigers to an 8-3 record…hauled in 22 catches for 377 yards, more than 17 yards per catch, and eight touchdowns…played for head coach Alphus Shipman at Abbeville High School in Abbeville, Ala., before transferring to Eufaula…was an All-State wide receiver for the Yellow Jackets in 2011, when he caught 54 passes and 13 touchdowns…was listed at No. 44 on the top prospect list…rated as a two-star recruit by Scout.com.

 

Personal: Full name is Siran De’Vonte’ Neal…born on Aug. 4, 1994, in Dothan, Ala…the son of Glenn Neal and Rhonda Walker…has six brothers and one sister…has twin daughters, Londyn and Lauryn Neal.…has earned his degree in criminal justice at JSU.