- Year: Junior
Curtis McNeal is a 5-7, 185-pound Running Back from Los Angeles, CA.
CAREER: In his career, he has 1,038 yards on 151 carries (6.9 avg.) with 6 TDs, plus 3 receptions for 19 yards (6.3 avg.), 19 kickoff returns for 343 yards (18.1 avg.) and 5 tackles. He has 4 career 100-yard rushing games. He has 4 career starts.
2012: The short but tough-to-tackle McNeal returns as the starting tailback as a senior in 2012 after a 1,000-yard outing in 2012.
2011: McNeal started USC's last 4 games at tailback as a junior in 2011 and had a very productive season while leading the Trojans in rushing. Overall in 2011 while appearing in all 12 games, he had 145 carries for a team-best 1,005 yards (6.9 avg.) with 6 TDs, plus 3 receptions for 19 yards (6.3 avg.) and 6 kickoff returns for 101 yards (16.8 avg.). He also made 3 tackles on special teams. He became USC's 27th 1,000-yard rusher in a season. He was USC's rushing leader 8 times in 2011. He had USC's 5 longest runs of 2011 (79 yards versus Washington, 73 yards versus UCLA, 61 yards against Stanford, 44 yards against Arizona and 43 yards against Syracuse). His 6.9-yard average per carry was the best by a Trojan with at least 10 carries per game since Reggie Bush's 8.7 in 2005. He made 2011 All-Pac-12 honorable mention. He won USC's Courage Award.
He had 33 yards on 6 carries and a kickoff return for no yards against Minnesota, then 3 yards on 2 carries and also a 15-yard kickoff return against Utah. He came off the bench against Syracuse and ran for a game-best and then-career-high 79 yards on just 5 carries (15.8 avg.), with a then-career-long run of 43 yards, and he also returned 3 kickoffs for 61 yards and made 2 tackles. He added 14 yards on 4 carries and returned a kickoff 25 yards at Arizona State. Against Arizona, he had a team-best 74 yards on 7 carries (10.6 average), including a then-USC season long 44 yard run, and scored his first career TD on a 9-yard run. He came off the bench at California to run for a game-best and then-career-high 86 yards on 17 carries with a short TD and he also caught a 10-yard pass and made a tackle. He again came off the bench at Notre Dame and had a game-high and then-career-best 118 yards on 24 carries (he also caught a 4-yard pass). he had a then-career-high and game-best 145 yards on 20 carries with 2 TDs (61 and 25 yards) off the bench against Stanford (he also had a 5-yard catch). At Colorado, he got his first career start and had 87 yards on 10 carries. Against Washington, he ran for a career-best 148 yards on 18 carries, including a 79-yard TD burst (USC's longest run since Reggie Bush's 81-yard TD run at UCLA in 2004) to earn USC's "Jack Oakie Rise and Shine Award." He had a team-best 94 yards on 20 carries at Oregon and then a game-best 124 yards on 12 carries with a 73-yard TD run against UCLA.
2010: McNeal was academically ineligible as a sophomore tailback in 2010.
2009: McNeal saw limited action at tailback as a redshirt freshman in 2009, but was used as a returner and on special teams. Overall in 2009 while appearing in 11 games (all but Ohio State and Washington), he ran for 33 yards on 6 carries (5.5 avg.), returned 13 kickoffs for 242 yards (18.6 avg.) and made 2 tackles.
He ran for 26 yards on 3 carries against Washington State, then had a 3-yard run at California, a 1-yard run against Oregon State and a 3-yard run against Boston College. He had a 16-yard kickoff return against San Jose State, then had 6 kickoff returns for 119 yards against Oregon State, 3 for 40 yards at Oregon and 3 for 67 yards at Arizona State. He had a tackle at both Oregon and Arizona State as the gunner on punt coverage.
2008: McNeal redshirted as a freshman tailback in 2008, his first year at USC.
- Early Enrollee
- Gray Shirt
- Video Highlights
- Medical Redshirt
- Primary (Inactive)
- Secondary (Inactive)
- Keeper (Inactive)