|Height 1.73 m|
Weight 64 kg
|Name Gerald McNeil|
Education Baylor University
Role American football player
Positions Wide receiver
|Date of birth (1962-03-27) March 27, 1962 (age 53)|
Place of birth Frankfurt, Germany
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Gerald McNeil is a former professional American football player. He was a wide receiver who often returned punts and kickoffs. McNeil's small stature of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and 145 lb (65.8 kg) made him difficult to grab hold of and tackle and led to his nickname "The Ice Cube". He also has a brother Pat McNeil who played football.
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- College career
- College Statistics
- Professional career
McNeil attended Baylor University, where he set several reception records. He was also teammates with future Houston Oilers quarterback Cody Carlson.
McNeil was an exciting athlete to watch during his career in the 1980s. He played in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers from 1984–1985. Subsequently, he entered the National Football League, where he was drafted in 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players in the second round by the Cleveland Browns. In 1987, he was selected for the Pro Bowl. McNeil played for four seasons with Cleveland, and then played his final season for the Houston Oilers.
In 1986, McNeil was the only player in the NFL to return both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in the same season.