Tight end Matt O'Neal saw action in 54 game snaps on the year and played a season-high nine at Kentucky.
He saw action in 12 games in 2003, with the season-opener at Connecticut his lone start. O'Neal did not make any receptions, but was on the field for 130 snaps as a freshman. His 40 snaps at Washington marked a career high.
O'Neal spent his first season at Indiana as a redshirt after walking on in the fall in 2002.
The Terre Haute, Ind., native prepped at Terre Haute South before coming to Indiana. During his senior season at South, O'Neal was selected an Indiana South All-Star, MIC All-Conference, and the All-Vigo County. He also was Vigo County Most Valuable Player. He made 16 catches for 330 yards during his final campaign. O'Neal also played basketball at South.
O'Neal was successful in the classroom as well, as he was an Academic All-State choice. The son of Eugene and Phyllis O'Neal was born June 30, 1983 and has one sister. He is majoring in accounting.
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