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    Neal is a native of San Diego, California. He did not play football in college. Rather, he was a championship wrestler at Cal State-Bakersfield. As a wrestler, he compiled a 151-10 record and won two NCAA Division I titles, the 1999 title via a win over future WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. In 1999, Neal won the Dan Hodge Award - known as the Heisman Trophy of wrestling -following a year in which he won the U.S. Freestyle Championship, the Pan-American Games title and the World Championships at 286 pounds.

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    You can watch the match on YouTube, it's pretty damn good. It's also worth noting that Neal isn't, by any stretch, the first wrestler to try to convert to football. He's just that much of a beast that he suceeded where others failed. Some of his college wrestling highlight videos are just scary- the way he just basically uses his body control to move people at will is really telling to why he's such a good blocker.
     
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    Neal also has the distinction of having beaten Olympic Medalist Kurt Angle. Neal was the only one to beat BOTH.
     
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    Couldn't find Neal Lesnar on YouTube... I don't think it's there. Have a link?
     
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    My best friend went to high school with Neal ;) It's one of the main reasons he roots for the Patriots.
     
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    Wow god it feels good to be a Patriots fan i find a new thing i love everyday about this team!:rocker:
     
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    Actually, according to a New York Times article this week on the O-line, he nearly proved to be a bust, too.

    They originally wanted him to be on defense, but decided he couldn't figure out what the offense was doing. But, they also realized they couldn't let someone with his talent just walk away, so they tried him out on o-line instead. Once he got to know what the play was, he was a happy camper, and the rest is history. :)
     
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    Any idea about Neal's shoulder? He missed several games this year and last also. Is this from that fumble recovery several years ago he had operated on twice? I asked Papa Bill the other day and he just said "It is what it is!"
    I'm wondering if it is something he could have taken care of during offseason.
     
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