Keanu Neal

Keanu Neal

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Neal in 2016
No. 22Atlanta Falcons
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1995-07-26) July 26, 1995
Place of birth: Webster, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Bushnell (FL) South Sumter
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2016
Total tackles: 57
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 4
Pass deflections: 2
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Keanu Neal (born July 26, 1995) is an American football safety for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Florida.

Early years

Neal attended South Sumter High School in Bushnell, Florida. As a senior he had 70 tackles and had four interceptions and as a junior had 151 tackles and four interceptions. He committed to the University of Florida to play college football.[1]

College career

Neal played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2013, recording five tackles. As a sophomore in 2014, he played in 10 games with eight starts and had 45 tackles and three interceptions. As a junior he started 11 of 12 games, recording 96 tackles, an interception and two sacks.[2] After the season he entered the 2016 NFL Draft.[3][4]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 211 lb32¾ in10⅝ in 4.56 s 1.62 s 2.69 s 4.38 s 7.09 s 38 in 11 ft  in 17 reps
All values from Florida Pro Day[5] and NFL Combine[6]

On April 28, 2016, Neal was selected in the 1st round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 17th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons.[7] During a 2016 preseason game, Neal suffered a knee injury, leading to him to miss the first few weeks of the regular season.[8] Neal made his professional debut in week 3 of his rookie season in a game against the Saints.[9]


Neal was named after actor Keanu Reeves.[10] His brother, Clinton Hart, played in the NFL.[11][12]


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