|Date of birth:October 1, 1965|
|Place of birth: Sebring, Florida|
|High school: Okeechobee High School
|College: University of Florida
Fort Hays State University
|NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71|
|Debuted in 1987 for the Green Bay Packers|
|Last played in 1987 for the Green Bay Packers|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Frankie Leon Neal (born October 1, 1965) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 1987. Neal played college football for the University of Florida and Fort Hays State University, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.
Neal attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Charley Pell and coach Galen Hall's Florida Gators football teams from 1983 to 1985. Memorably, Neal was part of one of the ten greatest pass plays in Gators football history when he caught a pass from quarterback Kerwin Bell to go eighty-two yards from scrimmage for a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles in 1985. He finished the 1985 season with twenty receptions for 487 yards, which is still the Gators' single-season record for most yards per catch (24.4 yards).
The Green Bay packers selected Neal in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft, and he played for the Packers during the 1987 season. He finished his rookie season as a pro with thirty-six receptions for 420 yards and three touchdowns.
- Florida Gators
- Florida Gators football, 1980–89
- Fort Hays Tigers
- List of Florida Gators football players
- List of Green Bay Packers players
- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Frankie Neal. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Frankie Neal. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
- 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 127, 143–145, 184 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1987 National Football League Draft. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
- National Football League, Historical Players, Frankie Neal. Retrieved March 18, 2011.