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#43 Connor Neighbors
Position: Fullback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 229 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Huntsville, Ala.
High School: Huntsville HS
Major: General Business
Born: 12/13/1991
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Connor Neighbors Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/12/2015

CAREER
Two-year starter at fullback in 2013 and 2014 for the Tigers … Played in 43 games during career, starting 17 times … Rushed for six yards on three carries and caught 11 passes for 119 yards in five years at LSU … Graduated in August of 2014 with a degree in business … Made his name as a punishing blocker for the Tigers, but also gave LSU an option as a running or receiving threat from the fullback position … When asked about his role on the offense, he said, “they tell me to just go hit somebody. That’s all that matters to me.” … Smart player with a tremendous pedigree … Comes from a family that has produced three generations of SEC players … Dad and grandfather both were standouts at Alabama … Brother Wesley also played at Alabama and is a member of the Crimson Tide coaching staff … Also has an uncle and great uncle who played at Alabama … Granted a fifth year of eligibility in November of 2013 … Invited to play in the Senior Bowl in January of 2015.  

SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Played in 12 games with 10 starts … Missed only the Florida game … Caught four passes for 27 yards for year … Did not have any rushing attempts, although he played a key role in LSU averaging 224.5 rushing yards per game … Had a catch for 10-yards in overtime loss to Alabama … Tied career-best with two receptions for 13 yards in road win over Texas A&M … Had a reception for a 4-yard gain at Arkansas … Named, along with offensive tackle La’el Collins, as LSU’s offensive most outstanding player in 2014.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Emerged as the starter at fullback for the Tigers midway through the 2013 season … Started the final seven games of the regular season a … Shared fullback duties with J.C. Copeland for most of the year … Caught seven passes for 92 yards, including one for a  52-yard game in win over Kent State … Had two receptions for nine yards in Outback Bowl win over Iowa … Open year with a catch in first three games (3 yards vs. TCU, 16 yards vs. UAB, 52 yards vs. Kent State) … Had a catch for a 9-yard game vs. Ole Miss and a reception for 3-yard gain vs. Arkansas … Rushed just two times for a net of zero yards … Standout on special teams as well with five tackles, including three in road game against Georgia.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Played in all 13 games with no starts … Caught one pass for a 5-yard gain against Washington … Served as the backup to J.C. Copeland at fullback for all 13 games.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played against Northwestern State, Auburn, Western Kentucky and Georgia but did not record any statistics.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Played in one game as a true freshman in 2010 … Played in the season-opener against North Carolina … Did not play again. 
 
HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Huntsville High School as a middle linebacker … Also played ice hockey in high school as a defensemen. 

PERSONAL
Full name is James Connor Neighbors ... Born Dec. 13, 1991 in Huntsville, Ala. ... Comes from a long line of college football players in his family ... His brother, Wesley, played as a defensive back for Alabama in 2011 … The two both dressed and were on opposing sidelines when the two teams met for the national title in New Orleans in 2011 … His father, Wes, played center for the Tide from 1983-86 and his late grandfather, Billy, played on Bear Bryant’s first national championship team at Alabama in 1961 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame … His grandfather was part of Bear Bryant’s first signing class at Alabama and his dad was a member of Bryant’s last signing class for the Crimson Tide … Family members have won a total of four national championships at Alabama.

RUSHING CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 1, twice (Last: at Mississippi State, 2013)
Yards: 1 vs. TCU, 2013
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 1 vs. TCU, 2013

RECEIVING CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 2, twice (First: vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl; Last: at Texas A&M, 2014)
Yards: 52 vs. Kent State, 2013
Long: 52 vs. Kent State, 2013

NEIGHBORS' CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
Long
2010 *
1-0
0
0
0
-
2011
4-0
0
0
0
-
2012 13-0 1 5 0 5
2013 13-7 2 1 0 1
2014 12-10 0 0 0 -
Totals
43-17
3
6
0
5

NEIGHBORS' CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
Long
2010 *
1-0
0
0
0
-
2011
4-0
0
0
0
-
2012 13-0 0 0 0 -
2013 13-7 7 92 0 52
2014 12-10 4 27 0 10
Totals
43-17
11
119
0
52

* granted medical redshirt

 

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