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      Rajion Neal
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Sandy Creek

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 212

Position:
RB

Experience:
2L

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CAREER HONORS
2013 - SENIOR
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2013 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Starting tailback as a senior, gained team-high 1,124 rushing yards in 12 starts along with team-best 12 touchdowns
  • Rushing yards total was most in a regular-season since Montario Hardesty in 2009
  • Also made 27 catches for 108 yards
  • Posted five 100-yard games as a senior in 2013
  • Averaged 93.7 yards per game in 2013 including 116.0 over four games (9/28-10/26)
  • 2,163 career rushing yards, ranks 14th all-time at UT; next on list: #13 Aaron Hayden (2,061), #12 Charlie Garner (2,091), #11 Travis Stephens (2,336)
  • Seven career 100-yard rushing games, five in 2013, including two games in a row (9/28-10/5)
  • 2,163 career rushing yards, ranks 12th all-time at UT
  • 14th 2,000-yard rusher in a career at Tennessee
  • 17th 1,000-yartd rushing season in Tennessee history
  • Finished career with 444 carries, 12th all-time at UT
  • 215 carries as a senior are the 10th-most in a season
  • In college finale, ran for 134 yards on 20 carries at Kentucky (11/30); on first rush of the game, ran for 60-yard touchdown - the longest rush of his career
  • Ran for 124 yards including a 17-yard touchdown vs. #7 Auburn (11/9)
  • Scored first touchdown by an opponent at #1 Alabama (10/26) this season on a 3-yard rush; ran for 70 yards
  • Ran for 77 yards including 5-yard TD score vs. #11 South Carolina (10/19)
  • Against homestate #6 Georgia, ran for 148 yards -- his most against an SEC opponent -- on a career-high 28 carries; scored two rushing TDs on carries of 1 and 7 yards to tie and give Vols the lead in the fourth quarter
  • Ran for career-high 169 yards vs. South Alabama (9/28), including career-long 53-yard scamper. Scored on an 11-yard touchdown
  • 169 rushing yards vs. South Alabama were most since Montario Hardesty ran for 179 vs. Kentucky in 2009
  • Rushed for 42 yards at #19 Florida (9/21)
  • Ran for 42 yards and had four catches for 23 yards at #2 Oregon (9/15)
  • Became first Vol to run for three touchdowns in a game since Montario Hardesty (11/28/2009) when he scored on rushes of 1, 1, 7 yards vs. WKU (9/7); ran for 74 yards
  • Opened 2013 with third career 100-yard rushing game, picking up 141 yards including career-long 47-yard rushing touchdown vs. Austin Peay (8/31); Ran for 104 yards in the first quarter alone.

2012 - JUNIOR
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 10/6
  • Earned starting tailback job in training camp, ran for 181 yards in two preseason scrimmages
  • Missed games (Alabama & Miss State) with ankle injury
  • Leading rusher on team with 708 yards (70.8 per game)
  • Finished with nine TDs (five rushing, four receiving)
  • Had 19 receptions for 149 yards with four receiving TDs
  • Started first six games of 2012, missing first game vs. #1 Alabama (10/20) with ankle injury
  • Back-to-back 100-yard games, first career 100-yard games in consecutive games (9/22-29)
  • Ran for 53 yards on nine carries vs. Kentucky (11/24)
  • Rushed for 61 yards at Vanderbilt (11/17)
  • Ran for 62 yards and had two catches for 12 yards including an 8-yard TD catch in overtime vs. Missouri (11/10)
  • Gained 40 yards including 6-yard rushing TD at #19 Miss State (10/13) before suffering injury that sidelined him
  • Gained 104 rushing yards on career-high tying 23 carries along with career-high five catches for 53 yards at #5 Georgia; Scored 10-yard receiving TD and 9-yard rushing score for second-career multi-TD game
  • First-career 100-yard rushing game vs. Akron (9/22)
  • Career-high rushing yards for second game in a row with 151 yards vs. Akron (9/22), also scored a receiving touchdown on a 3-yard catch
  • Career-high 87 rushing yards on career-high 23 rushes vs. #18 Florida (9/15); also had two catches for 20 yards
  • First-career multi-touchdown game with runs of 1 and 5 yards vs. Georgia State (9/8), gained 65 rushing yards
  • In first-career start at tailback, ran for 53 yards on career-high 22 carries vs. NC State (8/31).
  • Scored third-career rushing touchdowns on an 8-yard scamper

2012 - INDOOR TRACK
  • Joined the Vols indoor track & field team in January 2012
  • Competed in the 60m and 200m at the SEC Indoor meet but did not advance out of the prelims. Posted PRs of 7.00 and 22.55

  • Made his track & field debut at the Akron Invitational. Ran the 60m prelims in 7.02.

2011 - SOPHOMORE
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 11/3
  • Played receiver, tailback and Wildcat quarterback in 2011
  • Had 13 catches for 269 yards and carried 27 times for 134 yards with three touchdowns
  • Finished fourth on team in receiving yards
  • Had four catches of at least 38 yards in 2011
  • Posted first-career 100-yard receiving game in finale at Kentucky (11/26) with career-highs of four catches for 125 yards including a 53-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter
  • Started for second time vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) as a receiver, had no catches but ran six times for 29 yards out of Wildcat formation at times
  • Scored second-career rushing TD on an 11-yard rush at #8 Arkansas (11/12). Gained 24 rushing yards along with three catches for 63 yards
  • Started as a receiver and made two catches for 10 yards vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29)
  • Rushed for 22 yards on three carries along ith a catch for 18 yards vs. MTSU (11/5)
  • Ran once for 6 yards and catch a pass for a yard at #2 Alabama (10/22)
  • Snagged a 38-yard catch vs. #1 LSU (10/15), which was reviewed by video and ruled a catch after being incomplete
  • Scored first-career TD on a 20-run, also had first catch of the season vs. Buffalo (10/1)
  • Gained 10 yards on three totes vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • Saw late action vs. Montana (9/3), gained seven yards on two carries

2010 - FRESHMAN
  • Games/Starts: 10/0
  • Played in 10 games as a freshman for Tennessee and was the second featured running back in six contests
  • Rushed 46 times for 197 yards and caught seven passes for 100 yards
  • Provided a balanced weapon for the UT offense, averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 14.3 yards per reception
  • Recorded UT's second-highest rushing total in four games
  • Saw first action in season opener vs. UT Martin, setting career bests with nine rushes for 79 yards and a long of 40 yards
  • Hauled in first three career receptions at Georgia for 70 yards, including UT's longest play of the game, a career-long 58-yard wheel route that advanced the Vols to the Georgia 2-yard line and set up one of UT's two touchdowns three plays later

  • Also returned first career kick 15 yards against the Bulldogs
  • Tied career high with nine rushing attempts in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina, which went for 28 yards
  • Ran six times for 36 yards, caught a pair of passes for 29 yards and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards vs. Alabama
  • 26-yard reception in the third quarter was UT's longest passing play vs. the Tide
  • Finished with 16 yards on six rushes at South Carolina

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Associated Press All-State and Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year
  • Ranked as the No. 9 Tailback in the nation and No. 151 overall prospect on the Rivals250 list by Rivals.com
  • Also rated as the No. 11 prospect in Georgia
  • Named the No. 31 running back by Scout.com
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50
  • Georgia Sportswriters Class AAAA State Offensive Player of the Year
  • All-Region 5-AAAA by the coaches

  • Ran for 166 yards and one touchdown in 2009 state title game win over Clarke Central
  • Rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries against rival Starr's Mill
  • Added 159 rushing yards and three TDs along with 110 return yards in victory over Thomas County
  • Helped lead Sandy Creek to Class AAAA state championship in 2009 over Clarke Central
  • Coach at Sandy Creek High School: Chip Walker

PERSONAL
  • Full name: Rajion Lashad Neal
  • First name pronounced RAY-zhon
  • Born: March 28, 1992

  • Son of Kovondria and Ant Neal
  • Majoring in Sociology
CAREER HIGHS
  • Rush Attempts - 28 vs. Georgia, 10/7/13
  • Rushing Yards - 169 vs. South Alabama, 9/28/13
  • Receptions - 5 at Georgia, 9/29/12
  • Receiving Yards - 125 at Kentucky, 11/26/11
  • Touchdowns - 4, last 169 vs. South Alabama, 9/28/13
  • 100-Yard Rushing Games - 7 (last 134 at Kentucky, 11/30/13)
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