8  Jarón McNeill
Jarón McNeill


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Christ the King HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180


Note: Transferred to Western Carolina after Hofstra announced in December, 2009 that it would drop its football program ... As per NCAA regulations when a program is dropped, players can play immediately upon transferring.

2010 (Senior): Appeared in 10 games with seven starts including the first three games of the year ... Recorded 22 tackles on the season including 15 solo stops and one tackle for loss ... Tallied a pair of pass break-ups ... Recorded four tackles in his debut against North Carolina State ... Posted a career-best five tackles including a career-high four solo tackles in the road win at Gardner-Webb ... One of his three tackles against Chattanooga went for loss behind the line of scrimmage.

Prior to Western: Spent four seasons on the Hofstra roster including a red-shirt seasons in 2006 ... Played in nine games at defensive back and on special teams as a sophomore in 2008, recording nine tackles, including four solos on the season ... In 2007, did not play as a red-shirt freshman...2006: Red-shirted and did not play.

High School: Played football under coach Kevin Kelly at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York ... Recorded 1,000 yards rushing and 800 yards receiving as a senior for the Royals ... Earned all-league honors and was named All-State as a defensive back ... Named Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player at Christ the King in 2005 ... Selected to play in the 2006 Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge All-Star Football Game at Hofstra ... Also played baseball as a prep.

Personal: Is the son of Steven McNeill and Jacquelyn Gore ... Has four sisters ... Was majoring in Sociology while at Hofstra.

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