3   Akeem Daniels
Akeem  Daniels

RS Senior

Kissimmee, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 189




NIU Football Pro Day Attracts Scouts, Alums

Seven Former Huskie Players Work Out at Chessick Practice Center


Huskies Ground Falcons, Claim MAC Championship

NIU wins its third MAC crown in four years with 51-17 victory



NIU defeats Western Michigan, 31-21, to win MAC West


Huskies Give Thanks for Family, Football and More

NIU Takes on Western Michigan with Chance to Advance to MAC Title Game


NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week: Nov. 18-24

This week's honorees are Jenna Radtke and Akeem Daniels


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.


SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.


Huskies By Position: Running Backs

A 2014 season preview on the NIU running backs, a group of diverse skills and talents, which is ultimately the groups strength heading into the season opener.


Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.


NIU Football 2014 New Home Uniforms

On August 16, the NIU Football team got its first look at their new home uniforms.



NIU captured its first MAC football championship since 1983, defeating Ohio, 23-20

Redshirted due to injury.

• Tallied 447 yards on 68 carries and 259 yards on 20 receptions.
• Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 11 touchdowns, nine rushing and two receiving.
• Rushed for a career-high 128 yards on 17 carries, also a career best, in the MAC Championship game against Kent State (11-30).
• Also led the Huskies in receiving with 67 yards, including a 43-yard reception, against the Golden Flashes to total 195 yards of total offense.
• Selected as co-NIU Offensive Player of the week for his effort at Eastern Michigan (11-23), where he rushed for 112 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries.
• Combined for 240 yards and five touchdowns on 29 carries in consecutive weeks against EMU and KSU.
• Named co-NIU Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 31 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and tallying 21 yards receiving on three catches against Toledo (11-14).
• Recorded a season-high 78 yards receiving on a career-best five catches at Ball State (10-6).
• Scored the go-ahead touchdown against the Cardinals and added 15 yards rushing on two carries.

• Ranked third on the team in rushing with 313 yards on 56 carries and was sixth in receiving with 252 yards on 15 receptions.
• His five touchdowns (two receiving, three rushing) ranked fifth on the team.
• Recorded five plays of 25 yards or longer, including three catches.
• Caught a 79-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Harnish at Bowling Green (11-8) to post NIU's longest play from scrimmage of the season.
• Totaled 63 all-purpose yards on four carries and two receptions at Toledo (11-1).
• Scored two rushing touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, against Western Michigan (10-15).
• Caught passes of 25 and 24 yards to set up NIU's first touchdown against the Broncos.
• Gained 58 yards on six carries versus Kent State (10-8) to garner the NIU Offensive Skill Player of the Week Award.
• Earned co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors after tallying three tackles on kick and punt coverage units in the game.

• Appeared in 11 games, rushing for 87 yards and three scores on 10 carries out of the slot receiver position.
• Played in the first two games of the season and made his first career reception versus North Dakota (9-11).
• Made his first career start versus Temple (10-9) and scored his first TD on a nine-yard run versus the Owls.
• Ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns on two carries, one for a season-long 50 yards, against Toledo (11-9).

High School
• Recorded 12 rushing touchdowns and four scores on kick (three punt, one kickoff) returns while playing tailback, defensive back and returning kicks.
• In 12 games in 2009, gained 845 rushing yards on 122 carries to average 6.9 yards per carry.
• Defensively, totaled 35 tackles, 21 solo, intercepted three passes and broke up three as a senior.
• As a sophomore in 2007, made 55 tackles, intercepted one pass and broke up three passes.

• Born July 22, 1991 in Jacksonville, Fla.
• Son of Willie and Sharon Daniels.
• Father played football at Florida A&M.
• Mother ran track at South Carolina.
• Older brother, Kiaree, played defensive back for the Huskies from 2008-2010.
• Majoring in communication studies.


Carries: 17, vs. Kent State (MAC Championship), 11-30-12
Rushing Yards: 128, vs. Kent State (MAC Championship), 11-30-12
Rushing Touchdowns: 4, at Eastern Michigan, 11-23-12
Long Rush: 50, vs. Toledo, 11-9-10
Catches: 5, at Ball State, 10-6-12
Receiving Yards: 79, at Bowling Green, 11-8-11

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