David Neill

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David Neill (born July 17, 1980[1]) was an American college football quarterback for the University of Nevada from 1998 to 2001. In 1998, he set an NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a season by a freshman with 29 thrown. This record was tied in 2006 by Colt McCoy of the Texas Longhorns,[2] and broken the following season by Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.[3] Neill also previously held the school record for most completed passes with 763.[1] This has since been broken by Cody Fajardo (878). He received attention from the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets of the NFL, but he opted for a veterinary career and left football prior to the 2002 NFL Draft.[4]

Neill currently holds the following records at the University of Nevada:

1. Total offense in a single game: 582.

2. Total yards thrown in a single game: 611.

3. Career passing yards: 10,901.

4. Passing attempts in a career: 1374.

Neill attended high school at Hart High School in Newhall, California, where he played both football and basketball.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "David Neill". NFL.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-02. 
  2. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (December 30, 2006). "Texas wins Alamo Bowl 26-24". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (2007-11-24). "Patrick runs for career-best 202 yards, 2 TDs as OU rolls". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  4. ^ Neill Happy With His Call