MICHAEL MCNEELY RUMORS

WATCH: Walk-on displays deception for Florida over Georgia in 2014

In 2014, Florida defeated rival by a score of 38-20. It was a big win for the Gators, who upset the then-ranked No. 11 Bulldogs in Jacksonville. The undoubted play of the game emanated from walk-on receiver Michael McNeely. McNeeley worked at a Publix supermarket on Sunday's, and was accepted into Florida's medical school with an extremely impressive academic resume. He wasn't...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gator's McNeely honored as 2014 NFF Legacy Award winner

It's been 38 days ago and a few shifts at Publix. It's been four games ago and more than a dozen practices. It's been more interviews than Michael McNeely did in his previous four years at UF. McNeely took more questions on Tuesday morning in New York, this time in the well-heeled surroundings of the Empire Room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Such is life for McNeely since Nov. 1...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp names Mike McNeely as a captain for Florida vs. Vanderbilt

If Florida truly turns around its season and saves Will Muschamp’s job, one play that many will point to is sophomore Mike McNeely’s fake field goal touchdown run against Georgia. McNeely’s received a lot of positive attention this week after the play. ESPN’s Jeff Barlis did a short profile on the former Gator walk-on, who showed up for his normal Sunday shift at Publix....
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

One snap and former walk-on Michael McNeely joins Gator lore

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Michael McNeely woke up Saturday morning knowing that if everything went as planned, there was a chance he could touch the ball -- on a designed play no less -- in Florida's game against Georgia. He also contemplated the biggest what-if of all. What if he scored a touchdown? What would he do? After all, it had been a while. "I ran a post route," McNeely recalled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Football Gives Scholarships To Walk-Ons Frankie Velez And Michael McNeely

At the end of practice on Friday afternoon, Florida head football coach Will Muschamp brought the team together to make an announcement: that two walk-ons had earned scholarships. According to Muschamp, redshirt senior kicker Frankie Velez and redshirt junoir wide receiver Michael McNeely “earned the right to a scholarship” and will both contribute to the team in 2014. Everything...
Via College Spun
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp surprises pair of Gators walk-ons with scholarships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If you happen to be at the Publix on 34th Street Sunday and see a short but stout young man bagging groceries, give that kid an "Atta Boy!" It'll be the second-best thing Michael McNeely received this weekend. McNeely, a wide receiver, and placekicker Frankie Velez lived out childhood dreams Friday when Florida coach Will Muschamp announced after practice the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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