PERSONAL — Born Daniel Alberto Padilla on Jan. 31, 1989 in Garden Grove, Calif. Parents: Alfredo and Rafaela Padilla. Family: Three brothers, two sisters. High School (Coach): Corona (John Brandon), 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008.
2008 — Redshirt season.
2007 — Appeared in five games as a true freshman, gaining valuable seasoning for his future as a Pac-10 placekicker ... Converted three of four field goal attempts, enjoying success on his final three chances ... Notched a 43-yarder vs. Washington State ... Was a perfect 7-of-7 in extra point attempts.
HIGH SCHOOL — The first-team all-state choice (calhisports.com) and second-team EA Sports All-American finished 2006 second in the state in field goals made (14) as well as fourth in kick scoring (86 points) for the Mountain View League runners-up ... Successfully converting all 44 PATs, loomed as one of only six kickers in California who were perfect on point-after-touchdown attempts while attempting a minimum of 40 kicks ... The first-team all-Riverside County pick established a county record for field goal accuracy, with his 88 percent field goal proficiency (14-16) surviving the challenge of a successful 52-yard try vs. Ayala ... Also added a 50-yard conversion as one of three field goals vs. La Sierra, finishing the year connecting on seven three-pointers of 40 yards or more ... The first-team all-CIF selection connected on five PATs in each of his first five contests as the Panthers finished the season sporting an 8-3 ledger.
Kicking XP-XPA FG-FGA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long
2007 (Fr.) 7-7 3-4 0-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-0 43