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Name: Earnest "Poohbear" McNeal
Number: 1
Height: 5-8
Weight: 195
Position: RB
Class: Senior
Hometown: Orlando, FL
High School: Lake Highland Prep
Bio:
Last Year -- named to Second Team All-PSAC East honors ... ranked 6th in the PSAC and 46th in the nation in rushing averaging 99.5 yards per game and 1094 yards on the season ... rushed for 100 or more yards on six times including season best 203 yards against West Virginia Wesleyan ... ranked fifth in the PSAC and 26th in the nation in all-purpose yardage averaging 150.6 yards per game (1,657) ... topped team in scoring (52 points) and touchdowns (8) while also throwing a touchdown pass ... broke school career rushing record mid-way through junior season (3,690).

2004 -- named to Second Team All-PSAC East honors ... ranked seventh in PSAC in rushing averaging 102.9 yards per game and 823 yards in just eight games ... averaged 120.9 all-purpose yards per game ... recorded six games of 100 or more yards ... finished season with four straight 100 plus yard games ... ran for season high 152 yards against nationally ranked East Stroudsburg ... ran for 100 or more yards against West Virginia Wesleyan, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Millersville and East Stroudsburg ... averaged more than 26 carries per game.

2003 -- Was the top freshman running back in NCAA Division II ... led NCAA Division II in All-Purpose yardage (2,392) while finishing fourth in rushing (1,684) ... Named Second Team AP Little All-American ... First Team Daktronics and Football Gazette All-American ... Second Team D2football.com All-American ... NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Rookie of the Year ... PSAC East and ECAC Rookie of the Year ... ranked 9th in the nation in scoring (10.4 ppg) and 11th in kickoff return (29.4 y/r) ... recorded the top five rushing games in the PSAC ... rushed for 200 or more yards four times including school record 272 yards in win at Millersville ... set school record with 334 all-purpose yards (219 rushing) and returned a kickoff 88-yards for touchdown in win over Lock Haven ... scored school record five touchdowns and ran for 175 yards in win over Cheyney ... also had 200 yard games against Buffalo State (209) and California (201) ... three time PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week.

The Book On McNeal -- Goes by nickname "Poohbear" given to him by mother at birth ... top offensive freshman in NCAA Division II after transferring from NCAA Division I Bowling Green ... appeared in the Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd ... drinks pickle juice before and during games to help prevent cramps ... shattered all MU rushing and all-purpose yardage records as a freshman ... proved toughness last season averaging 26 carries per game ... great balance and vision ... already ranks as Mansfield's all-time career rusher with 3,690 yards after just three seasons ... business administration major.

Stats:
Rushing G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G
2005 11 256 1183 5 43 4.3 99.5
2004 8 209 823 2 25 3.9 102.9
2003 11 279 1684 17 71 6.0 153.1
Total 30 744 3690 24 71 4.7 118.5

Receiving G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
2005 11 40 389 3 32 3.6 9.7 35.4
2004 8 3 34 1 28 0.3 11.3 4.2
2003 11 18 144 1 27 1.6 8.0 13.1
Total 30 61 567 5 32 1.8 9.66 17.56

Punt Returns G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R
2005 11 3 10 0 5 3.3
2004 8 3 9 0 4 3.0
2003 11 9 152 0 41 16.9
Total 30 15 171 0 50 7.73

Kick Returns G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R
2005 11 7 164 0 52 23.4
2004 8 3 99 0 47 33.0
2003 11 14 412 1 88 29.4
Total 30 24 675 1 187 28.6

All-Purpose G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G
2005 11 1183 389 10 164 0 1657 150.6
2004 8 823 34 9 99 0 965 120.6
2003 11 1684 144 152 412 0 2392 217.5
Total 30 3690 564 171 675 0 5014 162.9

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