Class of 2013 | Communications | Football
Former New Town student-athlete Douglas McNeil III’s journey to the pros has been nothing short of a long road traveled. At New Town McNeil was a three-sport athlete. Upon the completion of his senior year he was voted athlete of the year. McNeil’s athletic success grabbed the attention of multiple college scouts that included Division I football program Virginia Tech who offered McNeil a full athletic scholarship, and James Madison University.
Over the next six years McNeil’s football and academic career would develop at James Madison University, Catonsville Community College and finally Bowie State University where he finished his collegiate eligibility and graduated with a bachelors degree in communications in 2013. In 2014 McNeil began his professional career with the Portland Thunder a then new franchise within the Arena Football League. After completing a dominant season in the AFL McNeil sparked the interest of two NFL teams, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Douglas spent time with the Denver Broncos before joining the Seahawks organization.