Senior safety has overcome injuries throughout his career
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Battled injuries during part of 2009 and 2010 campaigns as he played in 15-of-24 games over those two seasons ... Blazers are hopeful Daniel will return healthy and resume role as a key player on defensive unit ... enters senior season with five career interceptions in first three years in Green and Gold ... listed as No. 1 free safety entering fall camp.
2010: Started first eight games of season before injury in Southern Miss contest sidelined him for remainder of campaign ... despite missing four games, Daniel still ranked fifth on team in tackles with 38 ... had 30 solo hits and eight assists ... recorded a season-best nine tackles at UCF and added seven a week later against UTEP ... also had six stops against three opponents (SMU, Troy and Mississippi State) ... contributed two tackles for loss (vs. UCF and Mississippi State) ... recovered one fumble (vs. Southern Miss).
2009: Season cut short due to injury ... played in seven contests during the year and started six of those ... last action was Oct. 24 contest at Marshall ... despite missing five games, Daniel still ranked No. 12 on the team in tackles with 30, including 18 solo hits ... recorded an interception in first three games of the season ... also had pick in final game of 2008 season ... made touchdown-saving interception in opener vs. Rice and returned the pick 44 yards ... also had interceptions against SMU and Troy ... registered season-high eight tackles against Southern Miss ... had six stops versus Rice and SMU to open the season ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2008: Played in all 12 games for the Blazers, starting six of those at strong safety ... started Florida Atlantic game in second week and then started the next five contests ... finished with 47 tackles to tie for third on the team, including 34 solo hits ... also had 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack (vs. Alabama State) ... recorded two interceptions during season (vs. Alabama State and vs. UCF) ... returned the interception 34 yards against Alabama State ... registered a season-high 10 tackles against Memphis ... had eight tackles vs. Alabama State ... totaled five pass breakups.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Hoover HS under former head coach Rush Propst ... selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as an honorable mention all-state performer in 2007 ... recorded 80 overall tackles which was best on team ... recorded 13 tackles in contest vs. Colerain HS in game played at Cincinnati ... had seven tackles and a fumble recovery against Hueytown HS in the second round of the 6A playoffs ... named to Birmingham News Super All-Metro Team ... helped lead team to 53-5 record and two state championships during his four-year career.
Personal: Born June 24, 1990 at Montgomery, Ala. ... son of Donna Ryals and Harry Daniel ... major is IDM - Sports and Health in Society.