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Eric O'Neal
Eric O'Neal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kathleen, Ga.

High School:
Houston County HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
RB


#22 Eric O'Neal 5-10 / 200 / RB Senior Kathleen, Ga. Houston County HS

2009 (Jr.): Played in eight games, starting four ... Missed the final three games due to injury ... Rushed 89 times for 377 yards, averaging 4.2 yards per carry ... Added 17 receptions (fourth-best on the team) for 101 yards ... Carried the ball 17 times for 64 yards, scoring both his season's touchdowns versus Monmouth ... Had a big game versus North Carolinas A&T, carrying the ball 23 times for 130 yards ... The 23 attempts tied for third-best on the Chants' single-game list, while the 130 yards ranks ninth-best ... Was productive in the VMI win, gaining 78 yards on the ground and catching five passes for 43 yards.

2008 (So.): Earned his second straight letter after playing in nine games, including five starts ... Ranked ninth in the Big South in rushing with 405 yards and three touchdowns on 79 carries ... Chipped in 12 receptions for 117 yards as well .... Had a season-best 115 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against Colgate ... Rushed for 84 yards, including a career-long 49-yard run, and one touchdown on just nine carries in the win over Towson ... Also had a touchdown carry at VMI ... Had three receptions for 40 yards in the season opener at Penn State.

2007 (Fr.): Played in all 11 games as a true freshman, earning his first Coastal Carolina letter ... Had 72 carries for 325 yards and one touchdown along with 11 receptions for 92 yards ... Added 14 kickoff returns for 369 yards, ranking third in the Big South at 26.4 yards per return ... Earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors twice for his play ... Picked up his first league honor after posting 152 all-purpose yards (season-high 77 rushing, 44 receiving, 31 on one kick return) in the home win over Winston-Salem State ... Also got the league's honor with 117 all-purpose yards, including 95 on three kickoff returns with a season-best of 49, at Liberty ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown against Presbyterian ... Had 10 carries for 62 yards in the home victory over Gardner-Webb ... His season-long run of 29 yards occurred in the home win over Charleston Southern.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Earned Offensive Player of the Year and first team Class AAAAA All-State honors from the Associated Press and Georgia Sportswriters Association ... Also named Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Associated Press first team All-State selection his senior year after leading Region I-AAAAA in rushing with 1,609 yards and 26 touchdowns along with 24 receptions for 279 yards ... Received Football Fan Club's All-County and Outstanding Player in Houston County his senior year, as well as the Golden Helmet Award signifying Team MVP ... Also earned All-Region honors and was named the region's Offensive Player of the Year, as well as All-Middle Georgia ... Selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North-South All-Star Game ... Rushed for rushed for 161 yards and five touchdowns in the first round of the Georgia State playoffs ... Posted 528 career rushing attempts for 3,006 yards and 39 touchdowns in 25 career games for the Bears with more than 3,700 all-purpose yards ... Averaged more than 100 yards a game in his nine games played his junior year, going for 938 yards and six touchdowns on 181 rushes, garnering All-Region, All-Middle Georgia and All-County honors ... Was a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team, as well as placing third in the 100-meter dash at the Region 5-AAAAA Track Regionals... Played point guard for the basketball team his final two years, helping the Bears' basketball squad qualify for the postseason as a junior.

Personal: Son of Benjamin and Faye O'Neal.

O'Neal's Career RUSHING Statistics
GP-GS ATT GAIN LOST NET AVG TD Long AVG/G
2007 11- 2 72 350 25 325 4.5 1 29 29.5
2008 9- 5 79 422 17 405 5.1 3 49 45.0
2009 8- 4 89 406 29 377 4.2 2 24 47.1
Total 28-11 240 1178 71 1107 4.6 6 49 39.5

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME Rushing (att-yds-td)
2007:
Delaware State 3-3-0; Winston-Salem State 17-77-0; Georgia Southern 6-20-0; James Madison 2-11-0; Furman 4-13-0; Chowan 5-42-0; Presbyterian 6-11-1; VMI 6-28-0; Liberty 7-15-0; Gardner-Webb 10-62-0; Charleston Southern 6-43-0.
2008: Penn State 7-8-0; Colgate 17-115-1; Monmouth 13-53-0; Towson 9-84-1; North Carolina A&T DNP; Liberty DNP; VMI 4-24-1; North Carolina Central 10-45-0; Stony Brook DNP; Gardner-Webb 8-18-0; Presbyterian 3-14-0; Charleston Southern 8-44-0.
2009: Kent State 4-8-0; Monmouth 17-64-2; Towson 13-40-0; North Carolina A&T 23-130-0; VMI 15-78-0; Liberty 8-21-0; Stony Brook 6-26-0; Clemson 3-10-0; Gardner-Webb DNP; Presbyterian DNP; Charleston Southern DNP.

O'Neal's Career Receiving Statistics
GP-GS No. YDS Avg. TD Long AVG/G
2007 11- 2 11 92 8.4 0 28 8.4
2008 9- 5 12 117 9.8 0 28 13.0
2009 8- 4 17 101 5.9 0 20 12.6
Total 28-11 40 310 7.8 0 28 11.1

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME Receiving (No-yds-td)
2007:
Delaware State 4-27-0; Winston-Salem State 2-44-0; Georgia Southern 0-0-0; James Madison 1-7-0; Furman 0-0-0; Chowan 0-0-0; Presbyterian 0-0-0; VMI 1-7-0; Liberty 1-7-0; Gardner-Webb 0-0-0; Charleston Southern 2-0-0.
2008: Penn State 3-40-0; Colgate 2-5-0; Monmouth 2-20-0; Towson 1-11-0; North Carolina A&T DNP; Liberty DNP; VMI 1-8-0; North Carolina Central 0-0-0; Stony Brook DNP; Gardner-Webb 1-8-0; Presbyterian 0-0-0; Charleston Southern 2-25-0.
2009: Kent State 1-4-0; Monmouth 3-16-0; Towson 1-3-0; North Carolina A&T 0-0-0; VMI 5-43-0; Liberty 4-37-0; Stony Brook 3-(-2)-0; Clemson 0-0-0; Gardner-Webb DNP; Presbyterian DNP; Charleston Southern DNP.

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