UTAH: Knee injuries slowed him in his first two seasons ... exceptional athlete will see most of his playing time at middle linebacker, where he goes into fall as the co-backup ... 33.5" vertical jump.
2008- Played in nine games, including the final seven games of the year after coming back from a knee injury ... had his knee scoped on Sept. 22 and missed the next three games before returning to action against Wyoming ... nine tackles with one tackle for loss ... season-high four stops against San Diego State ... three tackles against Colorado State.
2007- Redshirt ... made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2006 Cream of the Crop and preseason All-American ... first-team all league and second-team all-East Bay ... played for two-time HAAL champion San Leandro High School (Calif.) ... 48 tackles, two interceptions for touchdowns, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries his senior year.
PERSONAL: Son of Ginger Neal and Gary Dugger ... brother Anthony ... enjoys cooking ... sociology major ... full name is Maurice Neal ... born Jan. 2, 1988.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK 2008 9/0 4 5 9 1.0-3 0-0