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Neal Sterling
TE #87
Height:
6-4
Weight:
257
College:
Monmouth (N.J.)
Experience:
3
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 24 13 118 9.1 4.9 17 0 0 0 7 0
2017 NYJ 5 1 8 8 1.6 8 0 0 0 1 0
2016 JAX 10 12 110 9.2 11 17 0 0 0 6 0
2015 JAC 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 24 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 NYJ 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 JAX 10 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 JAC 9 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2014 draft ... Waived on 9/5/15 ... Signed to the practice squad on 9/6/15 ... Promoted to the active roster on 10/20/15

PRO (Games played/started - 19/1)

• First player selected from Monmouth in Jaguars draft history
• Second player from Monmouth selected in the NFL Draft
• Switched from WR to TE prior to the 2016 season

2016 (w/ JAX - 10/1)

• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Played 18 snaps on special teams
• 9/18 at S.D.: Lined up at WR and saw action on special teams
• 9/25 vs. BAL.: Contributed on special teams and lined up at WR
• 10/2 vs. IND: Recorded his first career reception, a 10-yard pass from QB Blake Bortles
• 10/16 at CHI: Inactive (foot)
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Inactive for the second straight week
• 10/27 at TEN: Inactive
• 11/6 at K.C.: Inactive
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Saw action on special teams
• 11/20 at DET: Inactive (foot)
• 11/27 at BUF: Saw action at TE, posting two receptions for 16 yards, and saw action on special teams
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Recorded career- and team-highs with five receptions for 43 yards (8.6 rec. avg.)
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Earned his first career start at TE and had three receptions for 27 yards (9.0 rec. avg.)
• 12/18 at HOU: Recorded one reception for 14 yards before suffering a concussion
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Inactive (concussion)
• 1/1 at IND: Inactive (concussion)

2015 (w/ JAX - 9/0)

• Spent the first six weeks of his rookie season on the practice squad before promotion to the active roster
• Played in nine games on special teams

COLLEGE (at Monmouth, 2010-14)

• Career totals include 212 receptions, 2,615 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 career games
• Finished his career as the most decorated Monmouth wide receiver since Miles Austin, finishing in the top three in every Monmouth receiving record
• Became the school’s all-time leader in receptions in Monmouth’s second-to-last game of his senior season against top-ranked Coastal Carolina
• Majored in health studies and physical education

PERSONAL

• Played wide receiver and safety under coach Pete Cahill at Manasquan (N.J.) High School
• Helped lead the Warriors to a 9-3 record and a National-Division Championship
• Earned First Team All-Shore Conference, All-Monmouth County and All-Division honors at WR in 2009
• Member of National Honor Society
• Son of Michael and Tina Sterling

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