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Lorenzo Neal doesn't have to touch the ball to make himself invaluable.

Updated: April 1, 2003, 12:38 PM ET
By By Kieran Darcy, ESPN The Magazine
In late January, Lorenzo Neal found himself in the first-class cabin of a plane bound for Hawaii with Ricky Williams and Jeff Garcia. Performance aside, you could argue he deserved it more than either of them. After all, he was the one who spent the season in Cincinnati.

The 10-year veteran FBand the Bengals' lone Pro Bowlerwas making his first appearance in Honolulu. That's hard to believe, since Neal has blocked for four different 1,000-yard rushersCorey Dillon, Eddie George, Warrick Dunn and Adrian Murrellover six straight seasons.