Metairie, Louisiana-As an all-pro full-back, Lorenzo Neal built his career for 16 years by paving the way for some of the NFL’s great runners. Now, it is Neil’s son who is following in his footsteps.
Purdue University Defensive Harness, Lorenzo Neal Jr. as an undrafted rookie free agent on Sunday New Orleans Saints, The same team that drafted his dad in 1993.
Start my career in the same place as my pop ⚜️⚜️ https://t.co/OXkRQu96k5
— Lorenzo Neil (@ loneal_9) May 17, 2021
Neil Jr. (6ft-3, 325lbs) was a prestigious reference to the coach’s selection of All Big Ten in both 2018 and 2020. But his career was lost due to a torn ACL that set him aside throughout the 2019 season. He finished his career in 38 games with 73 tackles, 4 sack and 4 forced fumbles.
Neil Sr. started his career as a tailback for Saints, but turned to fullback after an ankle injury in the rookie year. After spending four seasons in New Orleans New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers And Baltimore Ravens..
Neil was a member of the 2000s All Decade team, two first team all-pro selections and four pro bowlers. He blocked a 1,000-yard rusher for 11 years, including five with LaDainian Tomlinson, the future Hall of Fame in San Diego.
Neil Senior It also had a big impact on Drew Brees As a supportive teammate early in Breeze’s Chargers career.
– NFL Sports
New Orleans Saints signs rookie free agent Defensive Harness, former Allpro Fullback son Lorenzo Neal Jr.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31458384/new-orleans-saints-sign-rookie-free-agent-defensive-tackle-lorenzo-neal-jr-son-former-all-pro-fullback New Orleans Saints signs rookie free agent Defensive Harness, former Allpro Fullback son Lorenzo Neal Jr.