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Colin Neely
Colin Neely

Hometown:
Bethlehem, Pa.

High School:
Freedom

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 258

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L


Bio in PDF Format | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2008 | 2009 | 2010


CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner appeared in 39 career games, including 27 starts . . . had 75 tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss, including 6.0 sacks.

2010 SEASON (SENIOR): Fifth-year senior started 12 games at defensive end . . . named to Phil Steele's All-Big Ten third team . . . tied for team lead with a career-high 10 tackles for loss (53 yards) . . . recorded a career-high 34 tackles . . . also ranked fourth on team with 2.5 sacks (19 yards) . . . tied a season high with five tackles, including two for losses of 11 yards, in win at Penn State that clinched a share of the Big Ten title . . . recorded four tackles, including an 8-yard sack, against Minnesota . . . collected three tackles, including one tackle for loss (2 yards), at No. 18 Iowa . . . posted three tackles and two quarterback hurries at Northwestern . . . recorded three tackles, including two for losses (11 yards), against Illinois . . . did not play against No. 11 Wisconsin (injured) . . . compiled three tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass in win over Northern Colorado . . . named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week after collecting a career-high three tackles for loss (16 yards) and five tackles overall against Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . recorded three tackles, including a 5-yard sack, in the season opener against Western Michigan.

2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Presented the 2009 Tommy Love Award as MSU's most improved player . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2009 and started 12 games at defensive end . . . compiled a career-high 24 tackles, including 7.0 for losses (36 yards) . . . finished fifth on the team with 98 production points . . . also had four quarterback hurries . . . came up with the biggest stop of the game to preserve the win at Purdue, sacking Boilermaker quarterback Joey Elliott for a 13-yard loss on a fourth-and-6 play on the MSU 47-yard line with under a minute remaining . . . finished the game with two tackles for loss (15 yards) and four tackles overall . . . had two quarterback hurries vs. Western Michigan . . . recorded a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss (13 yards) and three tackles overall at Minnesota . . . on back-to-back plays in the third quarter against the Gophers, registered an 8-yard loss on a rush, then teamed up with Blake Treadwell for a 5-yard sack . . . tallied three tackles vs. Iowa, including a half tackle for loss on third-and-goal that limited the Hawkeyes to a field goal . . . produced two tackles, including a half-sack (3 yards), at Illinois . . . compiled three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, vs. Michigan . . . registered two tackles at Notre Dame . . . had two tackles, including a 3-yard sack, and a pass break-up vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State.

2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games at defensive end in 2008, including three starting assignments (vs. California, Eastern Michigan and Indiana) . . . spent the majority of the season in a back-up role to Brandon Long . . . recorded 14 tackles (7 solos, 7 assists), including two for losses (5 yards) . . . made three solo stops at Indiana . . . posted two tackles and a half tackle for loss each vs. Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic . . . produced a career-best six tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, in his first collegiate start at California in the season opener.

2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made his only appearance of the 2007 season in the opener vs. UAB and recorded three stops, including a half tackle for loss . . . missed the majority of spring practice with a dislocated kneecap.

2006 SEASON: Redshirted ... earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Michigan and Northwestern).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Invited to play in the June 2006 Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association's East-West All-Star Game in Altoona . . . ranked among the nation's top defensive ends by Scouts Inc. (No. 24) and Collegefootballnews.com (No. 45) . . . rated among the nation's top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 33) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Northeast Team . . . earned all-region honors from PrepStar . . . listed among Pennsylvania's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 29) and SuperPrep (No. 32) . . . Associated Press Class AAAA first-team all-state selection in 2005 . . . three-year starter at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa., where he played for Jim Morgans (2003-04) and Jason Roeder (2005) . . . recorded 70 tackles as a senior, including eight sacks . . . had six catches for 37 yards vs. Liberty in 2005, including a 13- yard touchdown grab . . . made 29 tackles as a junior, including four sacks . . . caught 17 passes for 268 yards (15.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2004 . . . son of Mylinda Coleman . . . born Oct. 3, 1987 . . . majoring in criminal justice.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6, vs. California (8/30/08)
Tackles for loss: 3.0, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/11/10)
Sacks: 1, four times (last vs. Minnesota, 11/6/10)

NEELY'S CAREER STATS

TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2007................ 1 0 3 3 0.5-0 0 0 0 0 2008................ 13 7 7 14 2.0-5 0 0 0 0 2009................ 13 14 10 24 7.0-36 1 0 1 0 2010................ 12 16 18 34 10.0-53 1 1 0 0 TOTAL............... 39 37 38 75 19.5-94 2 1 1 0

SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2007................ 1 0 0 0.0 0 2008................ 13 0 1 0.5 2 2009................ 13 2 2 3.0 22 2010................ 12 2 1 2.5 19 TOTAL............... 39 4 4 6.0 43