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THE 2013 UNH WILDCATS Shane McNEELY

Justin MELLO

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Junior // Linebacker 6-2 // 238 // Whitehall, Pa.

Senior // Wide Receiver 6-0 // 212 // Dartmouth, Mass.

Personal The son of Mike and Kim McNeely ... born 9-4-92 in Allentown, Pa.

Personal The son of Gilbert and Janene Mello ... born 12-7-90 in Dartmouth, Mass.

2012 Saw action in all 12 games … notched 33 tackles (23 solo), including 2.5 for loss, one sack and a fumble recovery … made career-high five solo tackles in season opener at Holy Cross … amassed career-high seven total tackles in win over Delaware … picked up fumble recovery in win at Georgia State … tallied first career sack in win at Maine 2011 Played in nine games ... was one of only two true freshmen (Nick Cefalo) to see game action ... made 12 tackles, 10 solo, with a fumble recovery ... made at least one tackle in all nine games in which he appeared ... made two stops at William & Mary and registered first career fumble recovery ... first career tackle came in victory over Holy Cross

2012 Played in 12 games, with five starts … ranked fourth on squad with 21 catches for 215 yards and two TDs … averaged 10.2 yards/catch and 17.9 yards/game … season-long catch went for 34 yards (at Georgia State); made four catches for 54 yards … tallied seven multi-catch games and made at least one reception in 10 of 12 games … made five-yard TD catch (from Andy Vailas) at GSU and 19-yard TD reception (from Vailas) at Rhode Island ... named to CAA Academic All-Conference Team and received CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award 2011 Played in all 12 game ... made 23 receptions (fifth on team) for 416 yards (third on team) and five TD catches (second on team) ... averaged 18.1 yards/reception, second on team ... averaged 34.7 rec. yards/game with a long of 60 yards ... registered five multi-catch games ... made 29-yard TD catch from Kevin Decker with six seconds remaining to draw ‘Cats within one point in NCAA second-round playoff loss at Montana State; also caught 18-yard TD pass to set career high for scoring receptions in a game (two) ... collected four receptions for 51 yards, including a 37-yard grab and a fiveyard TD in loss at Towson ... only catch in win vs Villanova was a 35-yard TD ... made two catches, including career-high 60-yarder for a TD, to tally personal-best 107 yards in win over Holy Cross ... set career high with six receptions (for 52 yards) in loss at Toledo 2010 Played in six games ... made three catches for 31 yards ... notched then career-high reception of 19 yards came in NCAA D-I second-round playoff win at Bethune-Cookman 2009 Redshirt Season

Before UNH Two-sport athlete at Allentown Central Catholic (football and basketball) ... four-year starter named All-Conference First Team tight end for three years, All-Conference First Team linebacker for two seasons and All-Area First Team LB for two years ... as senior captain, led team to 16-0 record and PIAA AAA State Championship ... named conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-State First Team at LB ... named to prestigious Big 33 AllStar Game in Pa. ... four-year starter in basketball ... earned all-conference honors in his junior year, averaging 15 points per game

Tad McNEELY

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Freshman (R) // Offensive Line 6-2 // 270 // Whitehall, Pa.

Before UNH Played WR for Dartmouth H.S. for coach Richard White ... earned berth on All-State Super-26 Football Team as WR ... named to South Roster for 31st Mass. Shriners Football Classic

Personal The son of Mike and Kim McNeely ... born 1-3-94 in Whitehall, Pa. 2012 Redshirt season Before UNH Three-year starter and a four-year letterwinner on the offensive and defensive line for coach Harold Fairclough at Allentown Central Catholic ... contributed to a combined record of 38-8, including three District 11 championships, three Lehigh Valley Conference championships and the 2010 Pennsylvania 3A state championship ... as a senior captain in 2011, was named All-LVC First Team as both center and defensive tackle and an AllState First-Team offensive lineman ... offense gained 18,000 yards in three seasons and averaged 44 points/game in ‘11 ... compiled 35 tackles, two sacks, one interception a blocked punt and a safety

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