72 - Aaron Neary
Aaron Neary
Height: 6-4
Weight: 300
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Richland, Wash.
High School: Hanford HS '11
Position: OL
Experience: 2L*

2014: Listed as the starter at left offensive guard on the preseason depth chart. In the offseason, he and 23 other players and staff helped raise $3,100 for Special Olympics Washington as part of the “Polar Plunge” in nearby Liberty Lake on Feb. 22, 2014. The group’s efforts were led by Neary, the secretary of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at EWU.

2013: Played in all 15 games and shared the right offensive guard position with starter Brandon Murphy. He helped Eastern set Big Sky and school records with 592 points, 83 touchdowns and 8,002 yards of offense in the 2013 season. As a team, EWU led FCS in passing efficiency (school record 182.6), and fourth in total offense (533.5 per game), fourth in passing (349.8), 41st in rushing (183.7) and seventh in scoring (39.5). Eastern’s offensive line was selected as the FCS Offensive Line of the Week by Beyond Sports Network twice during the season. The first time came when EWU had 625 yards of offense in a 49-46 upset of 25th-ranked Oregon State (8/31/13) to open the season. The second time came in a 55-34 win at Idaho State (11/2/13) when the Eagles finished with a school record 743 yards of offense.

2012: He helped EWU rank seventh in the FCS in passing yards per game (318.9), 14th overall in total offense (442.0) and 17th in scoring (33.7). He also played occasionally as a fullback.

2011: Redshirted. Was selected as the team’s offensive scout team player of the week once.

HS: Graduated from Hanford HS in 2011. He missed most of his senior season in 2010 with a broken foot. As a junior, he was a second team selection as both an offensive and defensive lineman on the All-3A/4A Big Nine Cascade Division Football Team. Neary was a three sport athlete, having also participated in basketball and track and field. He averaged 13.0 points a game as a senior to earn first team all-league honors.

Personal: Social studies education major. Born 11/15/92 in Richland, Wash. Will turn 22 during Eastern’s bye week. His parents are Ron and LeeAnn Neary.


View: Mobile | Desktop