A starter for the past two seasons, Nealy has emerged as one of the top run/pass threats in I-AA. He threw for 4,331 yards in his first two seasons behind center, and also ran for 670 yards and five touchdowns during that stretch. Nealy threw for 1,202 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2004, and raised his completion percentage by 10 points to 58.7. He also ran for 409 yards and two touchdowns last year.
Samuel G. Freedman's "Breaking The Line" vividly recreates the world of black college football in the civil rights era with a gripping chronicle of the 1967 season for coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling State and Alonzo S. "Jake" Gaither at Florida A&M.