Personal: Career Honors: 2008: Rivals.com Freshman All-America Second Team. 2007: KU Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Kansas State.
Quickly: Heading into 2010 his 24 consecutive starts are tops among current players, while his 24 total starts rank second behind Chris Harris (29).
2009 (So.): Started all 12 games at center... Played tackle as a freshman in 2008.
2008 (Fr.): Earned Rivals.com Freshman All-America Second Team honors... Started at right tackle in games two through five before moving to left tackle where he started the final nine games of the year... One of two redshirt freshmen tackles on the line along with Jeff Spikes... Had to replace current Cincinnati Bengal and 2007 All-American Anthony Collins at this position.
2007 (RS): Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
High School: The No. 13 ranked center in the class of 2007 by ESPN.com... Earned all-state honors after his senior season in 2006... Also was an all-district and all-area performer after his final year of eligibility... Named all-district as a junior in 2005... Helped the Cowboys to four-straight district championships... Earned varsity letters in football and basketball... Coached in football by Allen Wilson... A member of Carter High's honor roll and in the top 20 percent of his academic class.
Personal: Born in Dallas, Texas... Major is communication studies... Son of Shannon McNeal... Likes to rap, eat and spend time on the internet.