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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Players

Mike Neal
LB/DE #96
Height:
6-3
Weight:
285
Age:
27
College:
Purdue
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
47
SCK
5.0
FF
1
INT
1

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 64 48 16 10.5 0 1 1 5 -- 5 0 2 0
2013 GB 16 10 47 36 11 5.0 -- 1 1 5 5 5 0 1 --
2012 GB 11 1 11 8 3 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 GB 7 0 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 GB 2 0 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF L 28-34 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 WAS W 38-20 2 2 0 -- -- 1 1 5 5 5 0 0 --
3 @CIN L 30-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 DET W 22-9 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @BAL W 19-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CLE W 31-13 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @MIN W 44-31 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 CHI L 20-27 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 PHI L 13-27 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @NYG L 13-27 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 MIN L 26-26 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @DET L 10-40 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 ATL W 22-21 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
15 @DAL W 37-36 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 PIT L 31-38 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @CHI W 33-28 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

  • Enjoyed the healthiest season of his young career in 2012, appearing in 11 games with one start and setting career highs in every statistical category, including his 4½ sacks that ranked second on the club.
  • Limited to just nine games as a pro due to injuries over the course of his first two seasons (2010-11).
  • Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior for the Boilermakers.
  • Highest-drafted player out of Purdue by the Packers since G/LB Tom Bettis in 1955 (fifth overall pick).
  • Posted several team weightlifting records at Purdue, including a 510-pound bench press and a 615-pound squat.
  • Father, Michael, played defensive tackle at Weber State from 1986-87, and went to training camp with the N.Y. Giants in 1988.


Pro Highlights:

  • Appeared in a career-high 11 games in 2012, finishing with 18 tackles (10 solo) and ranking second on the team behind LB Clay Matthews with a career-best 4½ sacks. 
  • Was limited to just nine games over the course of his first two seasons, missing all but two games of his rookie campaign in 2010 with abdominal/shoulder injuries and then suffering a knee sprain in training camp that sidelined him until midseason in 2011.
  • In the small sample of playing time when healthy his rookie year, flashed potential by recording five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
  • Injured his right shoulder in Week 5 and was eventually placed on injured reserve leading into Week 8 in 2010.
  • Made the transition to end after starting his last two seasons at Purdue at left defensive tackle.


2012 SEASON
: Joined the team after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy…Returned in Week 5 at Indianapolis, providing an immediate boost to the pass rush…Set career highs for games played (11), tackles (18), solo tackles (10) and sacks (4½), seeing the sack total rank second to Matthews (13) for the most on the club…Suffered a shoulder injury in Week 13 that forced him to be inactive the following week vs. Detroit (Dec. 9)…At Indianapolis (Oct. 5): Made his awaited 2012 debut in his home state after going through a week of practice and being activated the day before the game. Flashed the play-making ability that made him a promising prospect when healthy his rookie season, appearing on 32 plays and recording a sack and three QB hits during the game. The sack came on a stunt with Matthews in the second quarter, when he went around the outside and corralled QB Andrew Luck for a 9-yard loss, moving Indianapolis from Green Bay’s 26-yard line back to the 35 where an ultimate 53-yard FG attempt was unsuccessful. Sack was the second of his career and first since Oct. 10, 2010, at Washington…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Substituted on 24 defensive plays and finished with two solo tackles, including his second sack of the season. Sack came on a third down on the Cardinals’ opening possession when he dropped QB John Skelton for a 10-yard loss…At Chicago (Dec. 16): Returned to the action after missing the previous week’s game with a shoulder injury. Delivered an impactful performance as a pass rusher, appearing on 18 plays and finishing with three tackles (two solo) and a career-high 1½ sacks. Tallied his first sack when he pursued QB Jay Cutler toward the front of the pocket and sacked him for a 5-yard loss. Later added the half-sack on the Bears’ final drive when he teamed with DE Jerel Worthy to drop Cutler for a 9-yard loss…Vs. Minnesota (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 5): Played on 27 defensive snaps and had two assisted tackles. Was especially disruptive as a pass rusher, tallying three pressures and two QB hits of Joe Webb. One of his pressures came early in the second quarter when he pursued Webb to the opposite side of the field and wrapped him up for a sack, only to have the QB lob the ball away on his way to the ground, a play that was flagged for intentional grounding and forced a Minnesota punt.

2011: Suffered a knee injury during a non-contact drill early in training camp that required surgery and kept him out of action for the first nine games of the regular season…Returned to the lineup for the Week 11 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and went on to play in final six games and the team’s postseason contest, finishing with five tackles (three solo)…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Made his season debut, his first action since Week 5 of 2010. Played on defense, seeing time as a situational rusher on passing downs, but did not record any statistics…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 25): Appeared on 22 plays and had his most productive game of 2011, recording three tackles (two solo)…Vs. N.Y. Giants (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Made his postseason debut, appearing on 17 plays and posting one solo tackle.

2010: Due to injuries, played in just two games as a reserve end and nickel pass rusher, recording five tackles (two solo), a sack and a forced fumble…Missed the first three games with an abdominal injury, making his NFL debut in Week 4, and then the following week injured his right shoulder and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 26…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 3): In first NFL action, played 26 snaps on defense and caused a turnover with a hit 3 yards in the backfield on Lions RB Jahvid Best, forcing a fumble that DT Ryan Pickett recovered. The turnover led to a TE Jermichael Finley TD reception that put the Packers ahead to stay, 14-7…At Washington (Oct. 10): After Pickett left with a sprained ankle on the first series, played 53 snaps and had five tackles (two solo), including a sack of QB Donovan McNabb for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter. Also was stout against the run, helping the defense hold the Redskins to just 51 rushing yards on 21 carries (2.4 avg.), with a long of 8…2010 Draft: Taken in the second round (No. 56 overall), the first Purdue player drafted by the Packers since RB Edwin Watson (seventh round, 1998) and the highest taken by Green Bay since G/LB Tom Bettis in 1955 (fifth overall pick). Also the highest-drafted defensive player from Purdue since OLB Anthony Spencer was selected 26th overall by Dallas in 2007.

COLLEGE: Played in 46 games with 23 starts as a four-year letterman for the Boilermakers, with all of the starts coming in his final two seasons…Finished his career with 99 tackles (56 solo), including 26 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks…Played in a pair of all-star games, the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl, following his senior campaign…Posted several team weightlifting records, including a 510-pound bench press and a 615-pound squat…Graduated with a degree in health and fitness…Senior season (2009): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the media…Was a team co-captain…Started all 12 games at LDT…Posted 35 tackles (20 solo) and ranked second on the team with 5½ sacks…Finished third on the team with 11½ tackles for loss, and added one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…Helped limit No. 7 Buckeyes to just 66 rushing yards on 28 carries (2.4 avg.) in 26-18 upset win vs. Ohio State (Oct. 17)…Matched career high with two sacks at Michigan (Nov. 7)…Posted career-high six tackles (four solo) and game-high 2½ tackles for loss in final college game at Indiana (Nov. 21)…Junior season (2008): Played in all 12 games with 11 starts, posting 33 tackles (18 solo)…Ranked second on the team with 5½ sacks and third with 10 tackles for loss…Established career high with two sacks among five tackles (four solo) at Northwestern (Oct. 18)…Sophomore season (2007): Played in all 13 games and posted 22 tackles (10 solo)…Added two sacks and 3½ tackles for loss, along with one pass defensed…Posted the first sack of his career at Toledo (Sept. 1)…Registered season-high five tackles (two solo), including 1½ for loss and a sack, in Motor City Bowl win vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 26)…Redshirt freshman season (2006): Appeared in nine games as a reserve…Posted nine tackles (eight solo), including one for a loss, and a pass breakup…Missed five games in the middle of the season due to a turf toe injury…Had a season-high three tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup in Champs Sports Bowl vs. Maryland (Dec. 29).

PERSONAL: Given name Michael Jamel Neal…Single…Born in Gary, Ind. …Father, Michael, was a two-time all-conference DT at Weber State (1986-87), where he played for longtime college head coach Mike Price…Father also went to training camp with the N.Y. Giants in 1988…High school: First-team all-state selection as a senior at Merrillville (Ind.) High…Posted 59 tackles, including 24 for loss and 12 sacks, along with 20 QB hurries, six passes defensed and a blocked kick that season…Ranked as No. 29 strongside DE in the nation and the No. 6 player in Indiana by Rivals.com…Registered 49 tackles, including 14 for loss and four sacks, with three pass breakups and a fumble recovery as a junior…Also played TE…Lettered twice in basketball…Community involvement: Participated in a Q&A session and threw footballs to guests at an event for the Green Bay Traffic Club...Hobbies/interests: Enjoys going to church, watching movies and playing video games…Lists Joel Osteen as his favorite author and Men of Honor as his favorite movie...Likes to collect sneakers, particularly Air Jordans…Residence: Merrillville, Ind.

  • Enjoyed the healthiest season of his young career in 2012, appearing in 11 games with one start and setting career highs in every statistical category, including his 4½ sacks that ranked second on the club.
  • Limited to just nine games as a pro due to injuries over the course of his first two seasons (2010-11).
  • Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior for the Boilermakers.
  • Highest-drafted player out of Purdue by the Packers since G/LB Tom Bettis in 1955 (fifth overall pick).
  • Posted several team weightlifting records at Purdue, including a 510-pound bench press and a 615-pound squat.
  • Father, Michael, played defensive tackle at Weber State from 1986-87, and went to training camp with the N.Y. Giants in 1988.


Pro Highlights:

  • Appeared in a career-high 11 games in 2012, finishing with 18 tackles (10 solo) and ranking second on the team behind LB Clay Matthews with a career-best 4½ sacks. 
  • Was limited to just nine games over the course of his first two seasons, missing all but two games of his rookie campaign in 2010 with abdominal/shoulder injuries and then suffering a knee sprain in training camp that sidelined him until midseason in 2011.
  • In the small sample of playing time when healthy his rookie year, flashed potential by recording five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
  • Injured his right shoulder in Week 5 and was eventually placed on injured reserve leading into Week 8 in 2010.
  • Made the transition to end after starting his last two seasons at Purdue at left defensive tackle.


2012 SEASON
: Joined the team after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy…Returned in Week 5 at Indianapolis, providing an immediate boost to the pass rush…Set career highs for games played (11), tackles (18), solo tackles (10) and sacks (4½), seeing the sack total rank second to Matthews (13) for the most on the club…Suffered a shoulder injury in Week 13 that forced him to be inactive the following week vs. Detroit (Dec. 9)…At Indianapolis (Oct. 5): Made his awaited 2012 debut in his home state after going through a week of practice and being activated the day before the game. Flashed the play-making ability that made him a promising prospect when healthy his rookie season, appearing on 32 plays and recording a sack and three QB hits during the game. The sack came on a stunt with Matthews in the second quarter, when he went around the outside and corralled QB Andrew Luck for a 9-yard loss, moving Indianapolis from Green Bay’s 26-yard line back to the 35 where an ultimate 53-yard FG attempt was unsuccessful. Sack was the second of his career and first since Oct. 10, 2010, at Washington…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Substituted on 24 defensive plays and finished with two solo tackles, including his second sack of the season. Sack came on a third down on the Cardinals’ opening possession when he dropped QB John Skelton for a 10-yard loss…At Chicago (Dec. 16): Returned to the action after missing the previous week’s game with a shoulder injury. Delivered an impactful performance as a pass rusher, appearing on 18 plays and finishing with three tackles (two solo) and a career-high 1½ sacks. Tallied his first sack when he pursued QB Jay Cutler toward the front of the pocket and sacked him for a 5-yard loss. Later added the half-sack on the Bears’ final drive when he teamed with DE Jerel Worthy to drop Cutler for a 9-yard loss…Vs. Minnesota (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 5): Played on 27 defensive snaps and had two assisted tackles. Was especially disruptive as a pass rusher, tallying three pressures and two QB hits of Joe Webb. One of his pressures came early in the second quarter when he pursued Webb to the opposite side of the field and wrapped him up for a sack, only to have the QB lob the ball away on his way to the ground, a play that was flagged for intentional grounding and forced a Minnesota punt.

2011: Suffered a knee injury during a non-contact drill early in training camp that required surgery and kept him out of action for the first nine games of the regular season…Returned to the lineup for the Week 11 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and went on to play in final six games and the team’s postseason contest, finishing with five tackles (three solo)…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Made his season debut, his first action since Week 5 of 2010. Played on defense, seeing time as a situational rusher on passing downs, but did not record any statistics…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 25): Appeared on 22 plays and had his most productive game of 2011, recording three tackles (two solo)…Vs. N.Y. Giants (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Made his postseason debut, appearing on 17 plays and posting one solo tackle.

2010: Due to injuries, played in just two games as a reserve end and nickel pass rusher, recording five tackles (two solo), a sack and a forced fumble…Missed the first three games with an abdominal injury, making his NFL debut in Week 4, and then the following week injured his right shoulder and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 26…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 3): In first NFL action, played 26 snaps on defense and caused a turnover with a hit 3 yards in the backfield on Lions RB Jahvid Best, forcing a fumble that DT Ryan Pickett recovered. The turnover led to a TE Jermichael Finley TD reception that put the Packers ahead to stay, 14-7…At Washington (Oct. 10): After Pickett left with a sprained ankle on the first series, played 53 snaps and had five tackles (two solo), including a sack of QB Donovan McNabb for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter. Also was stout against the run, helping the defense hold the Redskins to just 51 rushing yards on 21 carries (2.4 avg.), with a long of 8…2010 Draft: Taken in the second round (No. 56 overall), the first Purdue player drafted by the Packers since RB Edwin Watson (seventh round, 1998) and the highest taken by Green Bay since G/LB Tom Bettis in 1955 (fifth overall pick). Also the highest-drafted defensive player from Purdue since OLB Anthony Spencer was selected 26th overall by Dallas in 2007.

COLLEGE: Played in 46 games with 23 starts as a four-year letterman for the Boilermakers, with all of the starts coming in his final two seasons…Finished his career with 99 tackles (56 solo), including 26 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks…Played in a pair of all-star games, the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl, following his senior campaign…Posted several team weightlifting records, including a 510-pound bench press and a 615-pound squat…Graduated with a degree in health and fitness…Senior season (2009): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the media…Was a team co-captain…Started all 12 games at LDT…Posted 35 tackles (20 solo) and ranked second on the team with 5½ sacks…Finished third on the team with 11½ tackles for loss, and added one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…Helped limit No. 7 Buckeyes to just 66 rushing yards on 28 carries (2.4 avg.) in 26-18 upset win vs. Ohio State (Oct. 17)…Matched career high with two sacks at Michigan (Nov. 7)…Posted career-high six tackles (four solo) and game-high 2½ tackles for loss in final college game at Indiana (Nov. 21)…Junior season (2008): Played in all 12 games with 11 starts, posting 33 tackles (18 solo)…Ranked second on the team with 5½ sacks and third with 10 tackles for loss…Established career high with two sacks among five tackles (four solo) at Northwestern (Oct. 18)…Sophomore season (2007): Played in all 13 games and posted 22 tackles (10 solo)…Added two sacks and 3½ tackles for loss, along with one pass defensed…Posted the first sack of his career at Toledo (Sept. 1)…Registered season-high five tackles (two solo), including 1½ for loss and a sack, in Motor City Bowl win vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 26)…Redshirt freshman season (2006): Appeared in nine games as a reserve…Posted nine tackles (eight solo), including one for a loss, and a pass breakup…Missed five games in the middle of the season due to a turf toe injury…Had a season-high three tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup in Champs Sports Bowl vs. Maryland (Dec. 29).

PERSONAL: Given name Michael Jamel Neal…Single…Born in Gary, Ind. …Father, Michael, was a two-time all-conference DT at Weber State (1986-87), where he played for longtime college head coach Mike Price…Father also went to training camp with the N.Y. Giants in 1988…High school: First-team all-state selection as a senior at Merrillville (Ind.) High…Posted 59 tackles, including 24 for loss and 12 sacks, along with 20 QB hurries, six passes defensed and a blocked kick that season…Ranked as No. 29 strongside DE in the nation and the No. 6 player in Indiana by Rivals.com…Registered 49 tackles, including 14 for loss and four sacks, with three pass breakups and a fumble recovery as a junior…Also played TE…Lettered twice in basketball…Community involvement: Participated in a Q&A session and threw footballs to guests at an event for the Green Bay Traffic Club...Hobbies/interests: Enjoys going to church, watching movies and playing video games…Lists Joel Osteen as his favorite author and Men of Honor as his favorite movie...Likes to collect sneakers, particularly Air Jordans…Residence: Merrillville, Ind.