Here’s an impressive achievement.
On Monday, LSU defensive end Lewis Neal tweeted that he’ll be known as the first African-American athlete to own a financial investment firm, trading on the foreign markets.
As if competing in the SEC isn’t impressive enough — Neal had 55 tackles with 3.5 sacks this season — this is quite the accomplishment from the player.
As you learn more about Neal’s background, thanks to a summer profile from The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, it should come as no surprise that Neal is ambitious enough to pull this off. As part of Neal’s other interests, he has created a smartphone app with a friend targeted for students. He also is co-owner of a salon in Baton Rouge called Hair Factory.
Blessed to be known as the FIRST African-American Athlete to own a financial investment firm (Foreign Exchange CTA)
— Lewis Neal (@ImBallinNeal18) December 12, 2016
At 21, #LSU DE Lewis Neal is 1st African-American athlete to own a financial investment firm (on Foreign Exchange). He graduates on Friday.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) December 12, 2016
It will be fun to see if we hear more from Neal in the years to come. Talk about winning beyond the field.