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      LaDarrell McNeil
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Wilmer-Hutchins

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

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CAREER HONORS
2014 - JUNIOR
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 1/1
  • Working at free and strong safety in third year with Vols
  • Has started last 20 games in a row in the secondary
  • Started at strong safety in 2014 opener and made two tackles and had a pass breakup vs. Utah State (8/31)
2013 - SOPHOMORE
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2013 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Starting strong safety in 2013 as a true sophomore
  • Fourth on Vols with 54 tackles in 12 starts, also had an interception, fumble recovery and four passes defended
  • Five tackles vs. Vanderbilt (11/23) in home finale
  • Recovered second fumble of career along with seven tackles vs. #7 Auburn (11/9), including 100th career stop
  • Four tackles at #10 Missouri (11/2)
  • Racked up nine tackles at #1 Alabama (10/26)
  • Four tackles in win over #11 South Carolina (10/19)
  • First-career interception vs. South Alabama (9/28)
  • Seven tackles at #19 Florida (9/21)
  • Third-career game with double-figure tackles vs. WKU (9/7), racking up 10 stops including a TFL
  • Made one tackle in season opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31)
2012 - FRESHMAN

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 11/7
  • Started final seven games at strong safety, played in 11 overall
  • Was first UT true freshman to start a game in 2012, joined by Daniel Gray (vs. Troy)
  • Finished fifth on team in tackles with 58
  • Over final nine games, had 55 tackles (6.1 per game)
  • Second-career double-figure tackle game in finale vs. Kentucky (11/24), tying career-best with 10 tackles
  • Eight tackles and a forced fumble at Vanderbilt (11/17)
  • Recovered a fumble and returned it 33 yards vs. Missouri (11/10) along with two tackles
  • Set career-high with first-career double-figure tackle game with 10 vs. Troy (11/3)
  • Equalled career-high with eight tackles at #17 South Carolina (10/27)
  • Three tackles vs. #1 Alabama (10/20)
  • True freshman drew first-career start at Miss State
  • Career-best eight tackles in first start at Miss State (10/13), became first Vols true freshman to begin in 2012
  • Career-high five tackles at #5 Georgia (9/29)
  • Made one tackle in each of first three games played
  • Made college debut against Georgia State (9/8/12)
HIGH SCHOOL

  • 247sports: 4-star (No. 115 overall, No. 6 overall safety, No. 14 prospect in Texas)
  • ESPN: 4-star (No. 12 overall safety, No. 28 prospect in Texas)
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 86 overall, No. 7 overall safety, No. 11 prospect in Texas)
  • Scout: 4-star (No. 6 overall free safety)
  • Parade All-American after senior year at Wilmer-Hutchins
  • Member of Rivals100
  • Played in U.S. Army Bowl in San Antonio
  • Named to Dallas Morning News All-Area First Team
  • Led Wilmer-Hutchins with 124 tackles as a senior
  • Averaged 13.8 tackles per game
  • Racked up seven games with at least 10 tackles and four games with 18 or more stops
  • Notched a career-best 20 tackles vs. Molina in the 2011 Eagles season opener
  • Had 11 passes defended including an interception, forced four fumbles

  • Also ran for 66 yards, returned three kickoffs for 109 yards and two punt returns for 75 yards
  • Attended A. Maceo Smith High School in Dallas, which closed following 2010-11 school year
  • Named a Class 3A Second-Team selection as a junior
  • Racked up 148 tackles including 75 solo stops in 2010
  • Had 10 pass break-ups and three interceptions along with two sacks
  • Made 89 tackles as a freshman in 2008 including eight tackles for loss
  • Also had four pass break-ups and four sacks as a freshman
  • Coach at Wilmer-Hutchins: Elzie Barnett
PERSONAL
  • Full Name: LaDarrell Stephon McNeil
  • Born on Sept. 3, 1993

  • Son of Annette Powers and Vincent McNeil
  • Majoring in Management
CAREER HIGHS
  • Tackles - 10 vs. Troy, 11/3/12, UK, 11/24/12, WKU, 9/7/13
  • Interceptions - 1 vs. South Alabama, (9/28/13)
  • Fumble Recovery - 1 vs. Missouri, 11/10/12 & vs. Auburn, 11/9/13
  • 10-Tackles Games - 1 vs. Troy, 11/3/12 & vs. Kentucky, 11/24/12
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