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#78 James Daniels

Height 6-4
Weight 285 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Warren, Ohio
High School Harding

Hawk Item – – One of four true freshman to see action in 2015 . . . joined program for 2015 spring practice . . . one of four juniors named to 2017 Leadership Group.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy Preseason Watch Lists . . . preseason third team All-America by Athlon Sports . . . preseason second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness . . . 2017 – – 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 #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 #3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss at #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 Honors – – 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 . . . 2016 – – 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 #10 Wisconsin . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 14-13 win over #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 oiver #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 #17 Florida.

2015 – – Saw first action of career in 31-14 opening win over Ilinois 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 specila teams in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . saw action on special teams in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . started at left guard in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

High school honors – – Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and senior . . . earned Five Blocks of Granite Award as a senior . . . first-team All-Northeast Ohio as a junior and senior, along with first team all-conference and all-county . . . earned Buckeye Blue Chip recognition as a junior and senior . . . Career – – 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.

Personal – – Born 9/13/97 . . . biology major . . . parents are Alicia and LeShun Daniels . . . high school coach was Steve Arnold.