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#92 Lewis Neal
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 272 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Wilson, N.C.
High School: James B. Hunt HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 05/17/1995
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Lewis Neal Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Florida)

Came into his own last season as a first-year starter at defensive end … Showed off his quick first step and explosive play as he led the team with 8.0 sacks in 2015 … Brings a tenacious attitude on each snap … One of the hardest workers on the team who leads by example … Fierce competitor who drives his teammates to be better … Played in 35 career games (12 starts) with 58 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Team leader with 8.0 sacks this season which ties for 10th in LSU single-season history ... Ranks sixth in the SEC in sacks ... Started all 12 games at defensive end … Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week after he recorded a career-high 3.0 sacks against Florida, tied with many Tigers for the second-most sacks in a single game in LSU history ... Set a career high with 10 tackles vs. Florida with 3.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks, three QB hurries and one PBU ... Tallied a sack and one pass breakup against Texas A&M ... Posted two PBUs and half a TFL vs. Western Kentucky ... Picked up a solo sack vs. South Carolina ... Recorded two solo sacks against Eastern Michigan ... Led the team with seven tackles and forced a fumble at Syracuse ... In his first career start, earned a career-high five tackles at Mississippi State, including a 5-yard unassisted sack in the fourth quarter, and also provided two QB hurries.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Moved from defensive end to tackle early in the season ... Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Listed behind Christian LaCouture on the depth chart ... Recorded his first career tackle for loss against Sam Houston State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in 10 games with no starts ... Registered seven tackles ... Made an immediate impact in his first game as a Tiger when he established a season high with four tackles and half a sack at defensive end against UAB ... Collected three tackles against Kent State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Recorded 68 tackles, eight sacks and one safety in his senior campaign ... Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and a three star by Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 27 defensive end in the nation by Rivals, No. 29 by 247sports, No. 33 by Scout and No. 39 by ESPN ... Named MVP among defensive lineman at the 2012 Top Gun Camp in Williamsburg, Virginia ... Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl where he walked away with Defensive MVP honors ... Coached by Randy Raper.

PERSONAL
Mother is Cynthia Neal ... Born May 17, 1995 ... Majoring in sport administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 10 vs. Florida, 2015
Tackles for loss: 3.5 vs. Florida, 2015
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2015

NEAL'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2013
10-0
0
7
7
0.5-2
0.5-2
0
1
0-0
0
0-0
2014 13-0
1
2 3
1.5-4
0-0
0 0 0-0 0
0-0
2015 12-12 23 25 48 9.5-52 8.0-50 6 8 0-0 1 0-0
Totals
35-12
24
34
58
11.5-58
8.5-52
6
9
0-0
1
0-0