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#77 Daniel Gaffey

Height 6-2
Weight 260 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School Regina Catholic

Hawk Item – – Earned undergraduate degree during spring semester of 2017.

2017 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2017 – – Did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . did not see action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . did not see action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . did not see action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . did not see action in 56-14 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstirpe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2016 – – Saw action in one game, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 45-21 win over Miami . . . saw first action of career in 42-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . .  did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . did not see action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 49-35 win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . did not see action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan . . . did not see action in 28-0 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska . . . did not see action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida.

2015 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2015 – – Did not see any game action.

2014 – – Did not see any game action.

2013 – – Redshirted after joining program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-state honors as a senior and was first team all-area by Cedar Rapids Gazette and runner-up for Male Athlete of the Year . . . first team all-conference as a junior . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior season . . . Career – – Four-year varsity player as defensive tackle and offensive guard . . . helped prep team win three consecutive state championships while posting perfect 42-0 record, that coming after a 10-2 (state quarterfinals) record during his freshman season . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed as a wrestler, winning 220-pound state title as a senior.

Personal – – Born 7/26/94 . . . sociology major . . . parents are Sally and Jim Gaffey . . . one of four players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school at TE Drew Cook . . . high school coach was Marv Cook.