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Neal named scholar athlete

Special Photo Former Rockdale football player Sheldon Neal poses with his scholar athlete award.

Special Photo Former Rockdale football player Sheldon Neal poses with his scholar athlete award.

Sheldon Neal received a huge honor recently. At the College Football Hall of Fame/National Football Foundation dinner, the former Rockdale football player was named a Northeast Georgia Scholar Athlete.

Neal was one of five athletes chosen from the area. The University of Georgia chapter honors scholar athletes, both high school and the Athens school's post-graduate achievements as well as outstanding local residents. It also provides financial support for scholar athletes and for local charities.