Player Bio

James Daniels
OL #68
Height:
6-4
Weight:
295
Age:
20
College:
Iowa
Experience:
R

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Biography

2017 - JUNIOR SEASON
Academic All-Big Ten ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media ... Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy preseason watch lists ... started final 12 games of the season at center after missing opening game due to injury ... did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming due to injury ... started at center and played every offensive down in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense ... started at center in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 21-19 loss to No. 4 Penn State ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 loss at Michigan State ... started at center in 45-16 win over Illinois as offense gained 441 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 win over Minnesota ... started at center and played every offensive down in 55-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss at No. 6 Wisconsin ... started at center and played every offensive down in 24-15 loss to Purdue ... started at center in 56-14 win at Nebraska at offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
First team sophomore All-America by Campus Insiders ... second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports ... third team All-Big Ten by Big Ten coaches and media and Phil Steele ... started at center in all 11 games he played, missing two non-conference games due to injury ... missed spring drills due to injury ... started at center in 45-21 win over Miami as offense gained 404 yards total offense ... did not see action in 42-3 win over Iowa State due to injury ... did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State due to injury ... started at center and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Rutgers ... started at center in 38-31 loss to Northwestern ... started at center and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Minnesota ... started at center in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net yards and gained 520 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-9 loss to No. 10 Wisconsin ... started at center and played every offensive down in 41-14 loss at No. 12 Penn State ... started at center and played every offensive down in 14-13 win over No. 2 Michigan ... started at center and played every offensive down in 28-0 win at Illinois, as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense ... started at center in 40-10 win over No. 15 Nebraska as offense rushed for 264 net yards and gained 408 yards total offense ... started at center in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to No. 17 Florida.

2015 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Saw first action of career in 31-14 opening win over Illinois State, as offense gained 431 yards total offense and allowed no sacks ... saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense ... saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense ... saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense ... saw action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin ... saw action at both guard and tackle in 29-20 win over Illinois as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense ... started at left guard in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense ... saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland ... saw action on special teams in 35-27 win at Indiana ... saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense ... saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue ... saw action on special teams in 28-20 win at Nebraska.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and senior ... first-team All-Northeast Ohio as a junior and senior, along with first team all-conference and all-county ... three-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman ... team captain as a senior ... helped prep team reach first round of playoffs as a sophomore ... started all 10 games as a senior, helping teammate rush for over 1,000 yards ... started all nine games as a junior, as team rushed for over 1,500 yards ... started all 11 games as a sophomore, as team rushed for over 2,000 yards and offensive line did not allow a single sack ... also lettered in track, tossing shot put and discus.

2017 - JUNIOR SEASON
Academic All-Big Ten ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media ... Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy preseason watch lists ... started final 12 games of the season at center after missing opening game due to injury ... did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming due to injury ... started at center and played every offensive down in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense ... started at center in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 21-19 loss to No. 4 Penn State ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 loss at Michigan State ... started at center in 45-16 win over Illinois as offense gained 441 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 win over Minnesota ... started at center and played every offensive down in 55-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss at No. 6 Wisconsin ... started at center and played every offensive down in 24-15 loss to Purdue ... started at center in 56-14 win at Nebraska at offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
First team sophomore All-America by Campus Insiders ... second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports ... third team All-Big Ten by Big Ten coaches and media and Phil Steele ... started at center in all 11 games he played, missing two non-conference games due to injury ... missed spring drills due to injury ... started at center in 45-21 win over Miami as offense gained 404 yards total offense ... did not see action in 42-3 win over Iowa State due to injury ... did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State due to injury ... started at center and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Rutgers ... started at center in 38-31 loss to Northwestern ... started at center and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Minnesota ... started at center in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net yards and gained 520 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 17-9 loss to No. 10 Wisconsin ... started at center and played every offensive down in 41-14 loss at No. 12 Penn State ... started at center and played every offensive down in 14-13 win over No. 2 Michigan ... started at center and played every offensive down in 28-0 win at Illinois, as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense ... started at center in 40-10 win over No. 15 Nebraska as offense rushed for 264 net yards and gained 408 yards total offense ... started at center in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to No. 17 Florida.

2015 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Saw first action of career in 31-14 opening win over Illinois State, as offense gained 431 yards total offense and allowed no sacks ... saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense ... saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense ... saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense ... saw action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin ... saw action at both guard and tackle in 29-20 win over Illinois as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense ... started at left guard in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense ... saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland ... saw action on special teams in 35-27 win at Indiana ... saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense ... saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue ... saw action on special teams in 28-20 win at Nebraska.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and senior ... first-team All-Northeast Ohio as a junior and senior, along with first team all-conference and all-county ... three-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman ... team captain as a senior ... helped prep team reach first round of playoffs as a sophomore ... started all 10 games as a senior, helping teammate rush for over 1,000 yards ... started all nine games as a junior, as team rushed for over 1,500 yards ... started all 11 games as a sophomore, as team rushed for over 2,000 yards and offensive line did not allow a single sack ... also lettered in track, tossing shot put and discus.

 

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