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Meet The Two-Deep: David Neill




July 20, 2011

"Meet The Two-Deep" is an exclusive daily feature at designed to allow Red Raider Nation to connect with this year's football team. The players in this feature made the official "two-deep" following spring practices, which means they will be competing for a starting spot when Texas Tech opens the 2011 football season at home against Texas State on Sept. 3. Check-in each morning at 10 a.m. (CT) on and get to know a different member of your Red Raider football team.

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What goes through your mind when running onto the field with the team on a gameday?
"Just how lucky I am to be a Red Raider and having all Red Raider nation and our fans with us, it's just an awesome feeling every time."

What is your favorite thing about being a Red Raider?
"Getting to play on game day and all that goes with that, that's mine."

Is there a motto or phrase you live by?
" `God first and everything else second.' "

What is your personal goal for this season?
"Just to help our team win as many games as we possibly can."

Do you have any hidden talents?
"I play a little guitar and piano every once in a while."

Who are some of the major influences in your life, both on and off the field?
"Definitely my father and then some of my past coaches in high school."

What has been the biggest difference for you personally from your first year at Tech to where you are now in your career?
"Definitely my position change, I've been playing a different position then when I was freshman year, so that's been a big change."

Give your personal message to the Red Raider Nation.
"You stay classy, Red Raider Nation."



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