Daniels, Evans, Krempel, Rainey and Ward
NIU's historic season comes to a close
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Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
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NIU captured its first MAC football championship since 1983, defeating Ohio, 23-20
Comes into the 2012 season with 66 carries for 390 yards and six touchdowns. Has hauled in 17 career passes for 248 yards and two scores.
2012: Dual threat has nine receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown, in addition to 16 rushes for 88 yards... Scored the go-ahead touchdown at Ball State (10-6) on a 54-yard reception late in the fourth quarter... Finished the day against the Cardinals with five receptions for 78 yards... Rushed for 14 yards on three carries against Kansas (9-22), including a three-yard touchdown to give NIU a 10-6 halftime lead... Scored on a one-yard touchdown run against Buffalo (10-13)... Ran the ball a season-high four times at Army (9-15), gaining 14 yards... Had two carries each against Central Michigan (9-29) and Ball State (10-6).
2011: Ranked third on the team in rushing with 313 yards on 56 carries and was sixth in receiving with 252 yards on 15 receptions. Averaged 5.4 yards per carry and 16.8 yards per catch. 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 the longest play from scrimmage of the season for NIU. Added a two-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter against the Falcons. Totaled 63 all-purpose yards on four carries and two receptions at Toledo (11-1). Recovered a muffed punt on special teams at Buffalo (10-22) in the first quarter. Scored two rushing touchdowns, including the go-ahead score early 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. Carried the ball eight times for 48 yards and caught one pass for 23 yards against Cal Poly (9-24). Earned co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors after tallying three tackles on kick and punt coverage units in the game. Led the team in rushing versus Wisconsin (9-17) with four carries for 23 yards. Caught three passes for 40 yards at Kansas (9-10), including a 31-yarder to set up the Huskies' second touchdown of the game. Returned four kickoffs for 72 yards with a long of 28 yards against the Jayhawks. Caught a six-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter against Army (9-3).
2010: Appeared in 11 games, rushing for 87 yards and three scores on 10 carries out of the slot receiver position. Also caught two passes on the season. Played in the first two games of the season and made his first career reception versus North Dakota (9-11). Saw his next action versus Temple (10-9), when he made his lone start of the year, and rushed three times for 13 yards. Scored his first TD on a nine-yard run versus the Owls to record NIU's first score of the game. Carried the ball in each of the next three games before breaking out for 62 yards and two touchdowns on two carries, one for a career-long 50 yards, against Toledo (11-9). Scored on a 12-yard run to put the Huskies up 14-0 early in the second quarter while his 50-yard jaunt in the third quarter gave NIU a 42-16 lead. An early graduate from high school, he was on campus for NIU's 2010 spring drills.
High School: Recorded 12 rushing touchdowns and four scores on kick (three punt, one kickoff) returns at Osceola High 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 for 14-1 Osceola team that played in the state 5A title game. Intercepted one pass and broke up three that season. played in just four games his junior year as team went 8-4.
Personal: Born July 22, 1991 in Jacksonville, Fla. Son of Willie and Sharon Daniels. Father WIllie played football at Florida A&M University. Mother Sharon ran track at South Carolina. His older brother, Kiaree, played defensive back for the Huskies from 2008-2010. Admires Allen Iverson. Major is undecided. Hobbies include drawing and music.
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Catches: 5, at Ball State, 10-6-12
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