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Kyler Neal
Player Profile:
Kyler Neal 1339238
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Dallas, Ga.
High School: East Paulding

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17
• Dean's List, Spring 2014, Spring 2017
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
• Earned degree in history, Spring 2017

AT GEORGIA STATE: Veteran running back with 946 career yards rushing and eight touchdowns ... Ranks fourth in GSU history career rushing yards and third in touchdowns ... Physical runner, strong blocker and capable receiver out of the backfield.

2016: GSU's leading rusher with 314 yards and two touchdowns, but missed three full games and most of two others. Averaged 4.2 yards per carrry ... Career-high 89 yards on 13 carries vs. Texas State, including a 3-yard touchdown ... His 9-yard touchdown run gave GSU a 17-13 fourth-quarter lead at No. 9 Wisconsin ... Missesd the UT Martin and South Alabama games with a left ankle injury suffered vs. Troy. ... Returned briefly against Arkansas State and had a 35-yard run on his first carry, the longest run of his career, but could not continue ... Also missed the ULM game ... Rushed 11 times for 29 yards in win over Georgia Southern, including three straight carries late in the game for a key first down that helped seal the victory.

2015: Team's second-leading rusher with 336 yards on 83 carries. Also caught 11 passes for 87 yards ... Rushed for five touchdowns ... ... Rushed for 76 yards on a career-high 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in win at New Mexico State ... In win at Ball State, he rushed for 28 yards with a 4-yard touchdown run before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury that caused him to miss the next two games (Arkansas State, UL Lafayette) ... Scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the bowl-clinching, 34-7 win at Georgia Southern on a 1-yard run and a 28-yard run. Rushed six times for 37 yards in the game.

2014: Starter at running back before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Game 4 at Washington ... Received a medical redshirt ... Rushed for 209 yards on 40 carries, averaging 5.2 yards carry ... Added five receptions for 107 yards.

Totalled 180 all-purpose yards vs. Air Force with 80 yards rushing on 10 carries and three receptions for 91 yards, all career highs ... Scored his first touchdown against Air Force on a 25-yard run and had a 73-yard reception down to the 2-yard line for the seventh-longest pass in school history ... Had 46 yards rushing plus one reception for 11 yards in season opener vs. Abilene Christian ... Gained 57 yards on a career-high 16 carries at Washington but was injured in the game.

2013: Saw action in 10 games ... Rushed 24 times for 96 yards .... Also caught two passes, including a 28-yard reception in the season finale vs. South Alabama ... Season-high 40 yards on nine carries at Arkansas State ... Added 34 yards yards on just five attempts at UL Monroe, including a seaosn-long 20-yard run ... The bulk of his playing time came over the final five games.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) ... Honorable mention all-state in Class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Offensive Player of the Year in Region 5-AAAAA ... A 1,000-yard rusher for coach Chuck Goddard ... Helped East Paulding High to an undefeated regular season and a No. 10 final ranking in Class AAAAA ... Second-team all-region as a junior (5-AAAA North).

PERSONAL: Full name is Stephan Kyler Neal ... Born Aug. 4, 1995 ... Son of Raymond and Stephanie Neal ... Earned his degree in history in May 2017.

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