Sep/11/13 08:35 AM
WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added 22-year-old import running back Shawnbrey McNeal to their practice roster.
Listed at 5-9 and 181 pounds, McNeal played at Southern Methodist University in 2009, where he rushed for 1,188 yards and 12 touchdowns, plus two receiving TDs.
McNeal spent his freshman and sophomore years at Miami, Fla., in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Undrafted, McNeal has had tryouts with the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins and New York Giants of the NFL.
Jun/02/13 09:39 PM
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Receiver Mike Williams, a former NFL first-round draft pick, was among three players released Friday by the Toronto Argonauts.
Also let go were running back Shawnbrey McNeal and offensive lineman Josh Prinsen, who played his college football at Queen's.
The six-foot-five, 241-pound Williams played at the University of Southern California and was selected 10th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2005 NFL draft.
Williams, 29, spent five seasons in the league with Detroit, Oakland and Seattle, registering 127 catches for 1,526 yards and five TDs in 56 career games before being released by the Seahawks on July 13, 2012.
May/13/12 12:50 PM
Some veterans in NY Giants camp listed as a veteran tryout by the Giants are center Jamaal Jackson, quarterback Dan LeFevour, safety Will Hill, tackle Renardo Foster, guard Rich Ornberger, linebacker Nathan Triplett, punter Jy Bond, long snapper Scott Albritton, defensive end Lindsey Witten, defensive tackle Dexter Larimore, cornerback E.J. Whitley, running back Shawnbrey McNeal, cornerback Maurice Rolle, cornerback Dante Hughes and kicker Clint Stitser.
Some of the undrafted rookie free agents include UMass wide receiver Julian Talley, Arizona wide receiver David Douglas, Rutgers fullback Joe Martinek, Miami safety Jojo Nicolas, McNeese State safety Janzen Jackson, Louisiana Tech defensive end Matt Broha, Miami defensive end Adewale Ojomo and Nebraska-Kearney guard Stephen Goodin.
Aug/31/11 12:45 AM
Chargers waived RB Shawnbrey McNeal. A productive runner and receiver in June Jones' spread offense, McNeal drew a few raves as an undrafted free agent last offense.
Aug/19/11 11:50 AM
Shawnbrey McNeal, a Madison alum, played at Miami as a running back in 2007 and 2008 before transferring to SMU. He is on a short list of area players who went to Miami during that time, a list that also includes Lance Leggett of Arlington Grace Prep, Chris Perry (now at Texas Tech ) of Keller Fossil Ridge and Jason Fox of North Crowley. Southlake Carroll alum Kacy Rodgers is a sophomore at Miami now.
McNeal said he was shocked by the Yahoo!Sports investigation that uncovered multiple payments to players from a booster from 2002 to 2010.
“The situation seems kind of weird because I was there at one point in time,” he said in a phone interview. “I’ve never seen that guy, don’t even know who he is.”
McNeal ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns in his two seasons with the Hurricanes. He transferred to SMU to be closer to his family, playing in 2009 and rushing for 1,188 yards.
“Whatever comes from the situation, I wish the best for the football program,” said McNeal, who recently signed a contract with the San Diego Chargers.
Aug/05/11 07:55 AM
Runningback Shawnbrey McNeal signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday. McNeal was on the Washington Redskins practice squad last year but was released by the redskins earlier in the week.