Former Cobbers QB Griffin Neal Featured On ESPN Website

Former Concordia quarterback Griffin Neal is featured in a story on the ESPN website for his journey that recently landed him a contract with the New Orleans Saints.

Neal was a three-year starter for the Cobbers who played semi-professional football in Germany for one season before getting his NFL shot this spring.

ESPN staff writer Johnette Howard wrote:

Griffin Neal didn’t know what lay ahead when he left his home in North Dakota last spring to play semi-pro football in Germany. And the quarterback certainly couldn’t have anticipated the amazing chain of events that ended with him landing an NFL contract in April.

After finishing his college career, Neal did know this: “I had this feeling that I wasn’t finished with football.”

Neal was a three-year starter at Concordia College, a tiny Division III school in Moorhead, Minnesota. It’s just across the river from Fargo, home of North Dakota State, where Neal’s former high school rival Carson Wentz made his name.

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Neal recently trained in Arizona with former Concordia teammate Brandon Zylstra, who was invited to Minnesota Vikings minicamp earlier this week.

Neal won a North Dakota Class 3A football championship at Fargo South in 2010, including a state semifinals win against a Bismarck Century team led by Wentz.