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Damani

Neal

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Safety
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Sterling, Va.
High School: The Bullis School [Md.]

Bio

Career Statistics

2019: Charted as a top backup at the Bandit safety position ... following spring practice, shared Most Improved Defensive Player honors with LB Shaka Heyward ... in 10 career games, has 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and one caused fumble ... has 2+ tackles in two games including a career-high eight stops against Temple in the 2018 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl ... has played 154 career snaps. 

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: 
Played in 10 games ... missed the Georgia Tech, Miami and Clemson contests ... totaled 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and one caused fumble ... had 2+ tackles in two games including a season-high eight stops against Temple in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl ... the eight tackles versus Temple matched the 13th-highest single-bowl game total in Duke history ... logged two tackles and a caused fumble versus Army West Point in Duke debut ... recorded first career sack versus Temple in the bowl contest ... on the field for 658 snaps.

2017: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at The Bullis School for coach Pat Celinto ... four-star prospect by ESPN.com ... three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... consensus top-60 safety nationally with rankings of No. 26 by ESPN.com, No. 48 by 247Sports.com, No. 55 by Scout.com and No. 59 by Rivals.com ... as a senior, carded 55 tackles, two INTs and two caused fumbles to earn first team all-conference honors ... also a USAToday American Family Insurance All-USA Washington D.C. selection following senior season ... in junior campaign, recorded 63 tackles and one INT ... as a sophomore, posted 112 tackles 5.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks and one INT ... finished career with 252 tackles and four all-conference citations while helping Bullis to 31 victories ... also participated in track and field, helping Bullis to a conference championship.

PERSONAL: Born December 2, 1998 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in African & African American studies ... high school teammate of current Duke defensive lineman Derrick Tangelo ... son of Bryan Neal and Yolonda Wilson.

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The Duke Football Report 8/26/19
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