Former Elizabeth City State standout Daquan Neal was named the Indoor Football League’s 2019 Most Valuable Player on Friday.

In his first season at quarterback for the Barnstormers, Neal led the IFL in passing touchdowns and helped the Iowa Barnstormers advance to the United Conference Championship for a third consecutive season.


Neal finished his season completing 225 of 317 passes for 2,642 yards and 59 touchdowns against just three interceptions. His 59 touchdown passes were the most in the IFL while his 2,642 passing yards were second most. Neal found his way into the IFL record books as his 71 percent completion percentage was third-most all-time. A threat running the ball, Neal rushed for 649 yards and 24 touchdowns. Neal’s 24 rushing touchdowns ranked second in the league.

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