Frankie Neal

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Frankie Neal
No. 80
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-10-01) October 1, 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth: Sebring, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Okeechobee (FL)
College: Florida, Fort Hays State
NFL draft: 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 12
Games started: 3
Receptions: 36
Receiving yards: 420
Touchdowns: 3
Stats at
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Frankie Leon Neal (born October 1, 1965) is an American former 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.

Early years[edit]

Neal was born in Sebring, Florida.[1] He attended Okeechobee High School in Okeechobee, Florida,[2] where he played high school football for the Okeechobee Brahmans.

College career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[3] 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).[3]

Professional career[edit]

The Green Bay Packers selected Neal in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Packers during the 1987 season.[5] He finished his rookie season as a pro with thirty-six receptions for 420 yards and three touchdowns.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b, Players, Frankie Neal. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  2. ^, Players, Frankie Neal. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 127, 143–145, 184 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1987 National Football League Draft. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  5. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Frankie Neal. Retrieved March 18, 2011.