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Steve Neal
Area Scout

Biography

Steve Neal enters his third season on the Lions’ player personnel staff in 2017 and first as an area scout after serving as the team’s BLESTO scout last season. In 2015 Neal spent two months as Wofford’s on-campus recruiting coordinator before accepting an internship with the Lions’ scouting department.

Steve Neal enters his third season on the Lions’ player personnel staff in 2017 and first as an area scout after serving as the team’s BLESTO scout last season. In 2015 Neal spent two months as Wofford’s on-campus recruiting coordinator before accepting an internship with the Lions’ scouting department.

Prior to Wofford, Neal spent six years as a wide receivers coach for Wayne State, mentoring numerous Academic All-GLIAC student-athletes and helping the 2011 squad reach the NCAA Division II National Championship. While at WSU, Neal coached standout receiver Troy Burrell (2007-2011), helping him earn Second Team All-American honors in 2011, recruited the 2008 GLIAC Freshman of the Year (QB Kevin Smith) and also served as the lead coach for the nation’s best kickoff return team in 2008. In 2014 Neal served as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Adams State University. Neal also served as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Savannah State University in 2006 and was the wide receivers coach at Saint Joseph's (Ind.) in the spring of 2006.

During his playing career, Neal was a four-year starter (1996-2000) at wide receiver for Western Michigan University, earning First Team All-Mid-American Conference accolades three times and being named to the Broncos’ All-Century Team.

Neal graduated from Western Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice before going on to sign a rookie free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans in 2001. In 2001 and 2002, he attended camps and workouts with the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

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