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Named first team Academic All-Big 12... played in 11 games (0 starts) playing primarily on special teams and as a back-up on the offensive line.
Named first team All-Big 12 Academic... played in 12 games (0 starts) playing primarily on special teams.
Played in 12 games on the season ... a special teams player ... one tackle-for-loss against Rice.
Made just one appearance on the year at Nevada.
Redshirt season ... scout team member.
Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas ... a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, could play any of the positions along the defensive front at the next level ... listed as the No. 6 defensive end and the No. 53 overall player on the Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 ... rated a three-star player by Scout.com and ranked as the No. 79 defensive end in the nation ... voted first-team all-district 6-5A and second-team All-Area by the Morning News after a standout senior season that saw him total 81 tackles (53 solo), including nine for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass break-ups ... a member of SuperPrep Magazine's `Texas 102' for 2007 ... an All-Region selection by Velocity/PrepStar Magazine ... also a gifted athlete, recorded a vertical leap of 35", the best mark among the 31 defensive ends in attendance at last April's College Station Nike Camp ... attended Texas Tech summer camp prior to senior year ... chose Tech over Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU and Tulsa ... High School Coach: Bryan Erwin.
David Neill ... born October 26, 1988, in Highland Village, Texas ... son of Rita and Jeff Neill ... has a younger brother, Jason ... enjoys playing the guitar ... majoring in exercise and sport science.