Former NFL football star Stephen Neal addresses Bulldogs


The Calexico Bulldogs hosted former NFL guard, two-time NCAA National Champion, and world champion in freestyle wrestling, Stephen Neal as a guest speaker. Neal shared his experiences competing at California State University Bakersfield as well as the importance being a multi-sport athlete played in his football career. Neal discussed the new opportunities and advantages that arise from trying new sports, and emphasized the vital role that "attitude, effort, and preparation" play in achieving success. "I hope the students understand that you can accomplish anything," said Neal. "Having them find some skills outside of their main sport, and become a better, total athlete, would be a win." Neal is one of the few players who did not play college football before entering the NFL.