23 Kiaree Daniels
2010: Saw action in all 14 games and started the first two games of the season at cornerback. Recorded 31 stops and made one interception. Broke up one pass and was in on one tackle for loss. Credited with a career-high eight tackles, seven solo, against Minnesota (9-25). Intercepted his first pass of the season and returned it 39 yards for the longest interception return of the season, and made a tackle against Central Michigan (10-23). Made three tackles, all solo, as a starting cornerback in the season opener at Iowa State (9-2). Recorded four tackles, three solo, against North Dakota (9-11). Tallied two tackles, both solo, against Toledo (11-9). Credited with five tackles, two solo, at Eastern Michigan (11-26). Versus Buffalo (10-16), had half a tackle for loss for minus seven yards and broke up a pass. Totaled three tackles, two solo against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game (12-3).
2009: Totaled 28 tackles, including 17 unassisted, with three pass breakups while serving as primary back-up at the cornerback position. Played in every game, starting against Wisconsin (9-5). Compiled a season-high five tackles against Wisconsin (9-5), including three solo stops and one tackle for loss. Made a season-high four solo tackles against Western Michigan (10-3) and added an interception that led to an NIU touchdown. Forced a fumble which the Huskies recovered in NIU's win at Purdue (9-19). Made four tackles each against Western Illinois (9-12) and Central Michigan (11-27). Recorded one tackle and two pass breakups against Akron (10-31). Tallied three tackles, including an unassisted stop, in games against Miami (10-24) and Ball State (11-12). Also had a pass breakup against the Cardinals. Totaled at least one tackle in 11 games.
2008: Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve cornerback and safety. Totaled nine stops, five solo. Made a career-best three tackles, two unassisted, in the Western Michigan game (9-6). Recovered a Bowling Green (10-25) fumble on the Falcons' desperation kickoff return with eight seconds left in the game. Totaled two stops in the season-opener at Minnesota (9-30). Had one tackle each against Indiana State (9-20), Toledo (10-18), and Kent State (11-18).
Before NIU: Recorded 48 tackles (26 solo) at Highland Junior College in Highland, Kansas as a freshman.
High School: Osceola News-Gazette's Player of the Year led the county with 122 tackles and added three interceptions. Received Orlando Sentinel All-State honors and played in the Central Florida High School East vs. West All-Star Game. Earned third team all-state recognition as a junior. Garnered Florida Sun All-County Weightlifting Team accolades. Participated in track and field at Osceola as a sprinter.
Personal: Born July 5, 1989. Father WIllie played football at FAMU. Mother Sharon ran track & field at South Carolina, and brother plays football at Bethel College. Younger brother Akeem joined the Huskie team in January 2010 as a receiver/slot back. Majoring in general studies.
DANIEL'S CAREER STATISTICS
DANIELS' CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 8, at Minnesota, 9-25-10
TFL: 1, at Wisconsin, 9-5-09
Int: 1, twice last vs. Central Michigan, 10-23-10