With “Catches for College,” for every catch New England makes on offense, we will donate fifty dollars into a scholarship fund to help young adults pay for college. N’Keal and BayCoast Bank believe education is the best way to transform lives for the better and help our youth achieve their dreams.
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Meet N’Keal Harry
N’Keal Harry (Born December 17, 1997) was selected by the Patriots in the 1ST Round of 2019 NFL Draft from Arizona State University (ASU). N’Keal is the first wide receiver the Patriots drafted in a 1ST Round pick since Terry Glenn in 1996. On May 14, 2019, N’Keal signed a 4-year deal with the Patriots.
N’Keal Harry’s upbringing did not follow a typical familial structure that provides many with a solid foundation and footing for success. N’Keal was born in Toronto, Canada and was moved to St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a baby. Then, with his mother’s blessing, N’Keal’s grandmother brought him to the Phoenix metro area to allow for more opportunities.
“I’m not going to say my grandma doesn’t care about football, but it’s not what’s most important to her. She wants me to become a great man, a great father and a great husband. The number one goal on my list is to make my grandma proud, and to represent my family in a positive way.“
He starred at Chandler High School earning five star recruiting honors and was noted by many as one of the top wide receiver recruits in the country. Despite the recruting efforts of many top-teir programs, N’Keal chose to remain close to home at Arizona State University during his college career. Just in his freshman season, N’Keal had 58 catches for 659 yards and five touchdowns. During his rookie year, N’Keal was honored by Scout, Football Focus and Campus Insiders as a Freshman All-American. For his Sophomore season, N’Keal had 82 catches for 1142 yards and 8 touchdowns earning him First Team All-Conference honors. N’Keal’s Junior season began with media accolades as he was selected to the 2018 AP Preseason All-American team. On November 24, after the comeback win against the Arizona Wildcats, he announced that he would forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. And the rest is history!
“To be standing here right now, with everything that has happened to me, I’m extremely blessed. With that being said, I know how much work I have to do. I know in order to keep going in the direction I’m going, it’s going to take something extra. It’s going to take me being different. I feel like if I keep my faith, and I keep being humble, I should have no problem fulfilling the expectations that are bestowed upon me.”