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Calvin Nealy
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Calvin Nealy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
George Jenkins High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 191

Position:
Wide Receiver

At MSU: Calvin Nealy is the Bears' leading returning receiver and figures to be a go-to man in the team's offense. He played in nine games in 2005, catching 28 balls for 327 yards and two touchdowns. Nealy also rushed the ball six times for 64 yards and a score last season. In his final three games, he averaged over five receptions and 65 yards. Nealy posted six catches for 68 yards against Indiana State, six for 43 against Illinois State and five for 38 against Southern Illinois. His longest reception was a 61-yarder in the finale at Western Illinois, part of an 84-yard day on four catches. He caught a 33-yard TD pass on a halfback option pass from Lee Baker against Southeast Missouri State. He also caught an 18-yard scoring pass at Western Kentucky and ran a 32-yard reverse for a TD against Quincy. Nealy caught four passes for 42 yards while playing in all 11 games in 2004 as a receiver and on special teams. Nealy served primarily on special teams three years ago as a true freshman while picking up his first Missouri State letter. He played in all 11 games in 2003, posting six tackles and one kickoff return for 10 yards.

Background: Nealy was an all-county receiver as a senior at George Jenkins High in Lakeland, Fla. He also was an all-district selection and set a school record with a 99-yard kickoff return.

Personal: His full name is Tyrone Calvin Nealy. He is the son of Deborah Nealy and was born February 21, 1984, in Lakeland, Florida. His Missouri State academic major is private and commercial business.

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