|High School:||Bishop O’Dowd HS|
2015 — Provided his greatest contributions on special teams while adding to the depth along the defensive line . . . Made appearances in 10 of 13 games, contributing to tackles in two of them . . . Was credited with two solo tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, in the first game of the year against Eastern Washington ... Also added a quarterback hurry against the Eagles . . . The second-team Pac-12 academic all-conference pick hosted a pair of assisted stops vs. Georgia State one week after playing extensively at Michigan State.
2014 – Appeared in all 15 games while providing depth along the defensive line . . . Recorded 14 tackles on the year, including a career-high five tackles and a quarterback sack in the Ducks’ regular-season match-up with Arizona while taking part in a season-high 52 snaps. . . Picked up a pair of tackles in each of two ensuing weeks against UCLA and Washington . . . Added 49 and 43 plays vs. California and Stanford, respectively . . . Completed a push to become a bigger factor in the future during 2015 spring drills, finishing the Spring Game with a team-high three tackles for loss among his five tackles.
2013 — Redshirted his second season to allow him to adjust to the defensive line after being converted from tight end. . . Was named the Ducks’ defensive scout team player of the year following the season . . . Demonstrated ability to work into the program’s regular rotation in the near future after accounting for 0.5 tackles-for-loss among his five stops (2 unassisted) in the 2014 Spring Game.
2012 — Appeared in nine of the first 10 games, primarily on special teams … Credited with first collegiate tackle in win vs. Arizona before returning to duplicate effort at Arizona State.
BEFORE OREGON — The two-year letterman recorded 63 tackles and 7.5 sacks on the defensive side of the ball while adding 28 receptions for 437 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end his senior season … Helped team to 9-3 record (7-0 in conference) under head coach and former NFL All-Pro linebacker Hardy Nickerson … An all-Hayward Area Athletic League performer on both offense and defense as a senior … Posted 25 total tackles and 4.5 sacks to go with six catches for 89 yards and a touchdown as a junior.
PERSONAL — Parents: Terry and Michelle Daniel. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): Bishop O’Dowd (Hardy Nickerson), 2012. Major: General Social Science and Advertising.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Oregon Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year
DANIEL'S CAREER BESTS
Tackles: 5, Arizona, 10/02/14 (1-4)
Sacks: 1.0 [t-57th], Arizona, 10/02/14 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, Arizona, 10/02/14 (1-0); Eastern Washington, 09/05/15 (1-0)
Pass breakups: 1, Washington, 10/18/14
Quarterback hits: 1, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15