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Neutz Off To Electric Start

The Bulls senior receiver is off to an electric start to 2013. For Buffalo to turn into a MAC contender, they'll be relying on his production to continue as he climbs the UB record books.


Entering his final season with the Bulls, receiver Alex Neutz already ranked amongst the most accomplished wide receivers in school history.

The Buffalo senior has done nothing but add to his totals through two games this year as he continues to move up the Bulls record books.

Through two games, Neutz has 15 receptions for 295 yards and two touchdowns.

Good for second in the nation in receiving yards per game, Neutz has put up his gaudy numbers against two of the top teams in the nation in Baylor and Ohio State.

Lightly recruited before joining the Bulls, Neutz’s love of football has helped turn him into one of the top receivers in the Mid American Conference.

"He's got a great attitude" Jeff Quinn said during his Tuesday presser, "he loves the game, he loves this team."

As a junior, Neutz had a career year bringing down 65 receptions for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The tremendous season caught the eye of conference officials as Neutz was named to the All-MAC Second Team following 2012.

Honors continued for the Grand Island native entering 2013 when he was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List prior to the start of the season.

Neutz has performed at a very high level, not seen by a Bulls receiver since Naaman Roosevelt wore the Blue and White.

"This young man has shown up week in and week out" Quinn said, "He shows up big in big games against great competition."

Against Baylor last week, Neutz had six receptions for a career high 197 yards and a touchdown in only one half of action.

Neutz’s next reception will mark the 150th catch of his Bulls career, a feat matched by only three other players in school history.

The senior leader has led the Bulls both on and off the field and has developed a special relationship with redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Licata.

"I think it’s something in the Western New York blood" Neutz said, "We have a great relationship outside of football."

Neutz and Licata study film together everyday and it's one of the reasons why Quinn believes in Neutz.

"His preparation is right on point" Quinn said "This young man has done it ever since I've been here."

His play on the field backs up his effort and preparation entering each contest. With the numbers Neutz puts up, it’d be easy for him to be selfish but he is the definition of a team-first player.

"Personally isn’t going to get me far. It’s about the team," Neutz said.

His play on the field in addition to his mental makeup has made him one of the best receivers in Bulls history.

He’ll be climbing the record books as he hopes to guide the Bulls to their first winning season since 2008.

Neutz and his Buffalo teammates return to the field Saturday afternoon when the Bulls take on Stony Brook in their home opener at 3:30.