CAREER HONORS 2014 -- Second Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) -- Third Team Al-Big 12 (Phil Steele)
An athletic, hard-hitting player who was a mainstay in the defensive backfield in 2014 after transferring from the community-college ranks... Will look to hold down his starting cornerback spot as a senior.
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Started all 13 games, earning Second Team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches after finishing with 59 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, three passes defended and two forced fumbles... Recorded a career-high nine tackles at TCU, while he had eight stops, including two TFLs, at No. 11 Oklahoma... Picked off a Sooner pass and returned it five yards for a touchdown, marking the shortest pick-six under head coach Bill Snyder... Lone sack of the year came at Iowa State on the Cyclones’ final drive to help preserve a four-point win... Tallied seven tackles and a forced fumble at Baylor, while he had six tackles against Iowa State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.
DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played one season for the Conquistadors under head coach Gary Thomas... Rated the fourth-best community-college cornerback by ESPN... Earned First Team All-Jayhawk Conference honors after recording 48 tackles, including three for loss, one interception and one forced fumble... Helped DCCC go 6-4, earn a berth into the Valley of the Sun Bowl and finish with a No. 19 national ranking... Teammate of current K-State defensive lineman Terrell Clinkscales.
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE: Played his freshman season at College of Dupage under head coach Gary Thomas, helping the Chaparrals earn a 9-2 record and a win over NE Oklahoma A&M in the Citizen’s Bank Bowl... Was a Second Team All-Iowa Community College Athletic Conference defensive back... Carded 36 tackles, picked off one pass and recovered a fumble.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Thornridge in Dolton, Illinois, under Mike Morrissey.
PERSONAL: Danzel McDaniel was born September 4, 1993... Son of Rhynestine Hill... Majoring in criminology.