Northeastern Running Back Makes Record Book

NORTHEASTERN RUNNING BACK MAKES NCHSAA RECORD BOOK

A running back from Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City who graduated in 2007 has had some rushing totals verified for inclusion in the NCHSAA Record Book in football.

Charles Alston of northcarolina.ihigh.com submitted information for Deronte McNeill, who played for Northeastern from 2003 through the '06 seasons. McNeill's career rushing total was 7,787 yards, which would make him the fifth-best rusher all-time in the NCHSAA Record Book.

McNeill also rushed for 3,004 yards during the '06 campaign, the 11th time an NCHSAA rusher broke the 3,000-yard barrier.

Our congratulations to McNeill and our thanks to Charles Alston for the information.