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Jeff Neal

NFL

HEIGHT: 6’1”

WEIGHT: 320

POSITION: Guard

COLLEGE: Howard Payne University

HONORS:
All-Conference, football, 1988 & 1989
All-American in football, 1988 & 1989
All-American in track throwing discus, 1988
One of the NFL’s Strongest Men, 1993
World Powerlifting Champion, 1998 & 1999

PRO CAREER:
Arena Football League (New York), 1990, 92
Houston Oilers, 1993, 94
Birmingham Barracudas, 1995

PERSONAL STORY:
I grew up basically a good kid who was raised in a good home. Growing up, I dreamed of playing professional football, but I was always told that I was too small and skinny and that I would never achieve my goal. When I was 13 years old, I asked Christ into my heart. Through Him I worked hard and was able to overcome many obstacles I encountered in pursuit of my dream. God even blessed me with a little height and weight. It was through His strength that I achieved my goal to play professional football – and so much more!

“Do not trade what you want most in life for what you want right now!”

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