CAREER HONORS 2013 -- Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)
An athletic quarterback who shined in late-game duty in 2012 before teaming well with Jake Waters in a two-quarterback system in 2013... Ranks fourth in school history in career rushing yards (1,042) and 100-yard rushing games (3) by a quarterback.
2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in all 13 games, finishing second on the team with 807 rushing yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns while throwing for 452 and four scores on 38-of-53 aim... Earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades as he finished seventh in the conference in touchdown scoring, ninth in rushing and 10th in passing... Ranked fifth in school history in rushing yards by a sophomore and by a quarterback... Also tied for third in 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback (3)... Also finished eighth in season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback... Became the 26th player in school history with 1,000 career rushing yards... Rushed for a 17-yard score against North Dakota State on his first play of the year... Set career passing highs in virtually every category at Oklahoma State... Answered that with a 199-yard rushing game against Baylor, which were the second-most yards by a quarterback in K-State history and the most ever by a Wildcat sophomore... Named a Midseason All-Big 12 performer by Phil Steele.
2012 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Saw action in eight games following a redshirt season... Rushed for 235 and three touchdowns on 32 carries, while he went 6-for-8 for 55 yards through the air... Recorded the most rushing yards by a freshman quarterback in school history, while his rushing yardage total was fourth among all freshmen in K-State history... Began his career on fire against Missouri State as he rushed three times for 61 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown... Rushed three times for 47 yards and two more scores against Miami... Teamed with Collin Klein (3) to have two quarterbacks rush for multiple touchdowns in a single game under Bill Snyder... Set then-career-highs in carries (10) and yards (67) against Kansas... Saw the most extensive action of his career against Oklahoma State, rushing seven times for 20 yards and going 5-of-6 for 45 yards in the air.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Salmen under head coach Jerry Leonard... Named to the Large Schools New Orleans All-Metro football First-Team by The Times-Picayune... Named to PrepStar magazine's All-Southeast Region team... Named the Offensive Player of the Year by The Times-Picayune... Named Honorable Mention Class 4A All-State by 2theadvocate.com... A member of The Times-Picayune's Blue Chip list... One of the New Orleans metro area's most versatile athletes... Played quarterback, running back and wide receiver, as well as punter and kick returner... Led Salmen to a No. 1 state ranking in Class 4A for eight straight weeks... Passed for 577 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, while he also rushed for 579 yards and nine scores on 56 carries and caught 21 passes for 518 yards and nine touchdowns... Totaled over 3,000 all-purpose yards as a senior... Helped lead the Spartan basketball team to a state championship as a junior.
PERSONAL: Daniel Dherrell Sams was born October 1, 1992, in New Orleans, La... Son of John and Sherrell Griffin... Has two brothers.