Dallas Neil

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Dallas Neil
No. 49
Position: Tight End, Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-09-30) September 30, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth: Great Falls, Montana
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: University of Montana
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 0
TDs: 0
Yards: 0
Average: 0.0

Dallas Neil (born September 30, 1976 in Great Falls, Montana) is a former American football punter and tight end for the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets. He went to college at the University of Montana where he played with the Montana Grizzlies football team as both a tight end and punter. He completed his master's degree in May 2000, and founded a business, Kinetic Sports Interactive.

After going undrafted in the 2000 NFL Draft, Neil was signed by the Atlanta Falcons. He played 6 games behind Dan Stryzinski at punter, and dealt with injury problems for some of the season. In 2001 he was released and then signed to the Falcons practice squad. He was then re-signed to the regular roster on January 10, 2002. However, in a pre-season game Neil injured his ankle and was placed on Injured Reserve on August 27, 2002. In 2003 Neil became a free agent before signing with the New York Jets. He was waived in early 2004, ending his NFL career.

Dallas Neil is the first and only NFL player to hold a master's degree while actively playing for the NFL.