Kansas Jayhawks
Devin Neal - Football - Kansas Jayhawks
Position Running Back
Height 5'11"
Weight 214 lbs.
Class Sophomore
High School Lawrence HS
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
NIL Opportunities Contact

Career Honors: Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (10/25), Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (11/15), Honorable Mention All-Big 12

2021 (Fr): First Kansas freshman to ever win the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week … Ran for 707 yards including eight TD’s off 158 carries … Averaged 4.2 yards per carry … Also had seven receptions for 57 yards including a touchdown … Started eight out of 12 games … South Dakota: Saw playing time in the season opener win over the Coyotes … at Coastal Carolina: Contributed 11 carries for 40 yards and one touchdown … Baylor: Saw playing time against the Bears … Ran 33 yards on 10 carries … at Duke: Registered first career start for the Jayhawks … Had 17 rushes for 107 yards and one touchdown … Personal best average of 6.3 yards per carry …  at Iowa St.: Had 15 rushes for 83 yards … Texas Tech:  Saw playing time against the Red Raiders …had 15 carries for 54 yards and one reception for seven yards … Oklahoma: Contributed 23 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns against the Sooners … at Oklahoma State:  Had nine carries for 25 yards… Kansas State: Ran for 62 yards off of 19 carries … Had two catches for 13 yards … at Texas: Racked up a season high 143 yards off of 24 carries and two receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown in the overtime win against the Longhorns … at TCU: Registered eighth consecutive start … Had one catch for 13 yards … Ran for 59 yards and one touchdown off 14 carries.

High School: A Rivals.com and 247 Sports composite three-star recruit…Ranked as a top 1,000 recruit nationally by 247 Sports at No. 415 and as the 24th best running back in the country by Rivals…Consensus No. 1 recruit in the state of Kansas…Played for Coach Steve Rampy, and helped lead team to a 9-1 record…Named to the 2020 All-State Football Top 11 by the Topeka Capital-Journal…Named First-Team Class 6A All-State by the Capital-Journal…Named First-Team All-State by the Wichita Eagle…Rushed for more than 1,300 yards and added 20 touchdowns as a senior for the Lions.

Personal: Son of Freda and Ryan McPhail…Has one sister, Embree…Also drew interest from Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and others…Plans to major in physical therapy.

Football Devin Neal: A Love Letter to Lawrence

I still remember what the skeptics told me during my recruitment. As they tried to talk me out of committing to KU, their message always sounded the same: “Why are you doing this? You have a chance to go somewhere else, somewhere that’s established. You don’t have to do this.”