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Josh Neal

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As a flanker in the late 70's and early 80's Marvin Neal was a big-play threat for the Badgers. At just 5-9, 170 pounds, Neal relied on his speed and quickness. He left UW as the school's No.2 all-time in career kickoff return yardage (he now ranks seventh), returning 51 kicks for 1,009 yards.

An all-purpose threat, Neal had 32 career receptions for 540 yards and six touchdowns. He also carried the ball 38 times for 221 yards and a score. As a junior in 1981, Neal led the Badgers with five touchdowns.

Josh Neal, blessed with his father's height (5-10) but built like a fire hydrant (240 pounds), just finished his five years at UW in 2008. Recruited to play linebacker, the younger Neal redshirted in 2004 and played on special teams and as a reserve LB in 2005. In 2006, he moved to offense and was a backup fullback, while still contributing on special teams. His final two seasons, Neal moved back to defense, but this time on the defensive line.

In his career, Neal appeared in 36 games, mostly on special teams. He registered 18 career tackles. A walk-on during his first four years, Neal was awarded a scholarship as a fifth-year senior.

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