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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

Players

Mike Daniels
DT #76
Height:
6-0
Weight:
300
Age:
24
College:
Iowa
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
23
SCK
6.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 35 29 6 8.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2013 GB 16 1 23 17 6 6.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 GB 14 0 12 12 0 2.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF L 28-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 WAS W 38-20 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CIN L 30-34 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 DET W 22-9 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @BAL W 19-17 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CLE W 31-13 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @MIN W 44-31 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 CHI L 20-27 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 PHI L 13-27 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @NYG L 13-27 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 MIN L 26-26 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @DET L 10-40 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 ATL W 22-21 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @DAL W 37-36 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 PIT L 31-38 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @CHI W 33-28 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

  • Made steady contributions as a rookie in 2012, appearing in 14 games and finishing with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-high two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.
  • Returned one of the fumble recoveries 43 yards for a TD, marking the longest fumble return for a TD by a rookie in franchise history. Also became first Green Bay rookie defensive lineman to score on a fumble return since Ernie Pannell at Pittsburgh, Nov. 23, 1941.
  • An undersized but especially productive college player who starred as an interior pass rusher for the Hawkeyes, posting a team-high 24½ tackles for loss and 13 sacks from 2010-11.
  • Earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from the league’s coaches following his senior season in 2011 after starting all 13 games and finishing with a career-high 67 tackles (32 solo) and nine sacks. Sack total ranked third in the Big Ten and 24th nationally.
  • Father, Mike Sr., played baseball at Rutgers-Camden, and his brother, Sean, is a senior LB at Temple University.
  • Was a member of the same 2007 recruiting class at Iowa that featured current Packers T Bryan Bulaga and LB Dezman Moses.

 
Pro Highlights:

  • Appeared in 14 regular-season games and both playoff contests as a rookie in 2012, playing mostly in the defensive sub-packages as an interior pass rusher and also at times on special teams. Finished with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-leading two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.
  • Both of his fumble recoveries came in games against Detroit, the second of which he returned for a 43-yard TD in Week 14, the longest fumble return for a score by a rookie in franchise history. Also became the first Packers rookie defensive lineman to return a fumble for a score since Ernie Pannell did so at Pittsburgh on Nov. 23, 1941.
  • Joined Dezman Moses, Nick Perry and Jerel Worthy as one of four rookie defenders to record a sack in 2012 and was part of a Packers’ defense that saw 15 different players do so during the regular season. That total was the second highest in the NFL last season and also tied a franchise record (1987).

 
2012 SEASON:
Despite missing most of the offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery, had an active training camp and worked his way into the lineup early in the regular season…Was used primarily as an interior pass rusher in the team’s sub-packages, but also saw action in the base defense in addition to playing on special teams…Played in 14 regular-season games and each of the team’s two playoff contests, finishing the season with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-best two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed...Also added four tackles (one solo) in the postseason…With his 43-yard fumble return for a TD vs. Detroit in Week 14, eclipsed LB Clay Matthews’ record for the longest fumble return for a TD by a rookie in franchise history (42 yards, at Minnesota, Oct. 5, 2009)…Also became the club’s first rookie DL to score on a fumble return since Ernie Pannell did so at Pittsburgh on Nov. 23, 1941...Vs. Chicago (Sept. 13): Made his NFL debut against the division-rival Bears, appearing on 14 plays and finishing with one solo tackle that also went as his first career sack. Sack came when he fought off a block from veteran C Roberto Garza and wrapped up QB Jay Cutler for a 1-yard loss...Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Saw increased action with fellow rookie DE Worthy sidelined due to the effects of a concussion. Appeared on 20 plays and finished with three tackles (two solo) and his second sack of the season. Made the sack after executing a twist with Matthews, looping around the outside of the protection and closing quickly on QB John Skelton, dropping him for a 10-yard loss to help stall a two-minute drive before halftime…At Detroit (Nov. 18): Made his first career fumble recovery just before halftime, falling on a ball that was slapped from the grip of QB Matthew Stafford by Moses…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 9): Played a significant role as one of only four active defensive linemen with both C.J. Wilson (knee) and Mike Neal (shoulder) sidelined with injuries. Appeared on a season-high 32 plays, finishing with three tackles (one solo) and a fumble recovery that he returned 43 yards for a TD, one of the game’s most memorable and impactful plays. On the play, saw QB Matthew Stafford lose control of the ball on an attempted throw in what were snowy, wet conditions. Spotted and picked up the loose ball, and escaped a tackle attempt by T Gosder Cherilus before racing the remaining 43 yards to the end zone. The TD brought the Packers to within 14-10 after trailing 14-0 earlier in the quarter...2012 Draft: Selected by the Packers at the end of the fourth round (No. 132 overall) with the first of four compensatory draft choices awarded to the club following the 2011 season.

COLLEGE: A four-time letterman and two-year starter who earned All-Big Ten Conference recognition following each of his last two collegiate seasons…Appeared in 47 games during his career with 21 starts, making 123 tackles (54 solo), including 27 for loss, and 15½ sacks…Played on teams that went to four bowl games (three wins) during his career…Earned a degree in sociology…Senior season (2011): Named a permanent team captain for the defense and enjoyed his best season, earning second-team All-Big Ten accolades from the league’s coaches and honorable mention from the media…Started all 13 games and posted career highs in tackles (67), tackles for loss (13½) and sacks (nine)…Sack total led the team, ranked third in the Big Ten and 24th nationally…Finished the season in style with a torrid three-game stretch that saw him collect 23 tackles (13 solo) and five sacks in the final two regular-season contests and bowl game…Also was invited to participate in the Senior Bowl following the season, competing as a member of the North squad…Had a career day in a win at Purdue (Nov. 19), notching career highs with nine tackles (seven solo), five tackles for loss and three sacks…Followed up his outstanding performance with another good showing, matching his career high set the previous week by again posting nine tackles (two solo) along with his first career pass defensed at Nebraska (Nov. 25)…Played in his third consecutive bowl game and ended his college career with a memorable outing vs. Oklahoma (Insight Bowl, Dec. 30), posting five tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks against the Sooners, as the defense allowed just 275 yards of total offense during the game…Junior season (2010): Enjoyed what was his first season as a starter, appearing in all 13 games and starting eight of them at defensive tackle, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from both the league’s coaches and media…Finished with 40 tackles (17 solo), including 11 for loss and four sacks…Started his first career game in the season opener and finished with five tackles (one solo), one for loss and a sack vs. Eastern Illinois (Sept. 4)…Saw extended action in a 45-0 shutout victory vs. Ball State (Sept. 25), making a season-high six tackles (four solo), including four for loss and a sack. Earned Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance after the Hawkeyes allowed just 112 yards of total offense during the game…Started and recorded five tackles (two solo, two for loss) in Iowa’s 37-6 upset blowout vs. then-No. 5-ranked Michigan State (Oct. 30), a victory keyed by the defense only giving up 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards of total offense…Sophomore season (2009): Appeared in all 13 games on special teams and as a rotational player up front, recording 10 tackles and 1½ sacks for an Iowa team that posted an 11-2 record and won both the Big Ten title and the FedEx Orange Bowl over No. 9-ranked Georgia Tech…Recorded two tackles (one solo) and his first sack of the season at Wisconsin (Oct. 17)…Was part of what was an impressive defensive effort against a powerful triple-option offense in the Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 5), helping to limit the Yellow Jackets to just 155 total yards…Redshirt freshman season (2008): Saw his first collegiate action after redshirting his first season on campus in 2007, appearing in both spot duty on defense and on special teams…For the season, appeared in eight games and tallied six tackles (four solo) and the first sack of his career…Made his collegiate debut vs. Maine (Aug. 30), but did not record any statistics…Appeared in the 42-0 win vs. Florida International (Sept. 6), registering three tackles (two solo) and his first sack.

PERSONAL: Given name Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. …Born in Stratford, N.J. …Engaged, fiancée’s name is Heaven…Has a 2-year-old son, Michael III…Father, Mike Sr., played baseball at Rutgers-Camden University, and his brother, Sean, is a senior linebacker at Temple University…Names his older sister, Jeneca, who is actively serving in the military, and his best friend, Mike Saenz, as the two biggest influences on him as an athlete, citing the fact that they never let him quit or make excuses…High school: Lettered three times as both a DL and RB at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, N.J., serving as a two-time team captain and recording 222 tackles and 27 sacks in his varsity career…Earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior in 2006 after recording 97 tackles and 12 sacks and running for 1,029 yards and 12 TDs on offense…Posted 84 tackles and nine sacks as a junior in 2005, also gaining 844 yards and scoring seven TDs on offense…Lettered four years in track and field and three times in wrestling…Community involvement: While in college, volunteered at The Spot, an organization that provides activity programming for at-risk youth, and also held a job stocking shelves at a grocery store in Iowa City…Attended the annual Families of Children with Cancer holiday party…Appeared as a guest at the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley’s Leaders and Legends event and also participated in the PALS Program and Phoenix Fitness Fun Party in 2012...Hobbies/interests: Enjoys browsing the Internet to learn about special-interest topics, spending time with family and friends, and playing video games…Says he is a fan of Japanese anime manga comic books and reads them regularly…Names Mike Tyson as his favorite athlete, Seinfeld as his favorite TV show, Styles P as his favorite musician and The Contender as his favorite movie…Residence: Blackwood, N.J.

  • Made steady contributions as a rookie in 2012, appearing in 14 games and finishing with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-high two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.
  • Returned one of the fumble recoveries 43 yards for a TD, marking the longest fumble return for a TD by a rookie in franchise history. Also became first Green Bay rookie defensive lineman to score on a fumble return since Ernie Pannell at Pittsburgh, Nov. 23, 1941.
  • An undersized but especially productive college player who starred as an interior pass rusher for the Hawkeyes, posting a team-high 24½ tackles for loss and 13 sacks from 2010-11.
  • Earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from the league’s coaches following his senior season in 2011 after starting all 13 games and finishing with a career-high 67 tackles (32 solo) and nine sacks. Sack total ranked third in the Big Ten and 24th nationally.
  • Father, Mike Sr., played baseball at Rutgers-Camden, and his brother, Sean, is a senior LB at Temple University.
  • Was a member of the same 2007 recruiting class at Iowa that featured current Packers T Bryan Bulaga and LB Dezman Moses.

 
Pro Highlights:

  • Appeared in 14 regular-season games and both playoff contests as a rookie in 2012, playing mostly in the defensive sub-packages as an interior pass rusher and also at times on special teams. Finished with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-leading two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.
  • Both of his fumble recoveries came in games against Detroit, the second of which he returned for a 43-yard TD in Week 14, the longest fumble return for a score by a rookie in franchise history. Also became the first Packers rookie defensive lineman to return a fumble for a score since Ernie Pannell did so at Pittsburgh on Nov. 23, 1941.
  • Joined Dezman Moses, Nick Perry and Jerel Worthy as one of four rookie defenders to record a sack in 2012 and was part of a Packers’ defense that saw 15 different players do so during the regular season. That total was the second highest in the NFL last season and also tied a franchise record (1987).

 
2012 SEASON:
Despite missing most of the offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery, had an active training camp and worked his way into the lineup early in the regular season…Was used primarily as an interior pass rusher in the team’s sub-packages, but also saw action in the base defense in addition to playing on special teams…Played in 14 regular-season games and each of the team’s two playoff contests, finishing the season with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-best two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed...Also added four tackles (one solo) in the postseason…With his 43-yard fumble return for a TD vs. Detroit in Week 14, eclipsed LB Clay Matthews’ record for the longest fumble return for a TD by a rookie in franchise history (42 yards, at Minnesota, Oct. 5, 2009)…Also became the club’s first rookie DL to score on a fumble return since Ernie Pannell did so at Pittsburgh on Nov. 23, 1941...Vs. Chicago (Sept. 13): Made his NFL debut against the division-rival Bears, appearing on 14 plays and finishing with one solo tackle that also went as his first career sack. Sack came when he fought off a block from veteran C Roberto Garza and wrapped up QB Jay Cutler for a 1-yard loss...Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Saw increased action with fellow rookie DE Worthy sidelined due to the effects of a concussion. Appeared on 20 plays and finished with three tackles (two solo) and his second sack of the season. Made the sack after executing a twist with Matthews, looping around the outside of the protection and closing quickly on QB John Skelton, dropping him for a 10-yard loss to help stall a two-minute drive before halftime…At Detroit (Nov. 18): Made his first career fumble recovery just before halftime, falling on a ball that was slapped from the grip of QB Matthew Stafford by Moses…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 9): Played a significant role as one of only four active defensive linemen with both C.J. Wilson (knee) and Mike Neal (shoulder) sidelined with injuries. Appeared on a season-high 32 plays, finishing with three tackles (one solo) and a fumble recovery that he returned 43 yards for a TD, one of the game’s most memorable and impactful plays. On the play, saw QB Matthew Stafford lose control of the ball on an attempted throw in what were snowy, wet conditions. Spotted and picked up the loose ball, and escaped a tackle attempt by T Gosder Cherilus before racing the remaining 43 yards to the end zone. The TD brought the Packers to within 14-10 after trailing 14-0 earlier in the quarter...2012 Draft: Selected by the Packers at the end of the fourth round (No. 132 overall) with the first of four compensatory draft choices awarded to the club following the 2011 season.

COLLEGE: A four-time letterman and two-year starter who earned All-Big Ten Conference recognition following each of his last two collegiate seasons…Appeared in 47 games during his career with 21 starts, making 123 tackles (54 solo), including 27 for loss, and 15½ sacks…Played on teams that went to four bowl games (three wins) during his career…Earned a degree in sociology…Senior season (2011): Named a permanent team captain for the defense and enjoyed his best season, earning second-team All-Big Ten accolades from the league’s coaches and honorable mention from the media…Started all 13 games and posted career highs in tackles (67), tackles for loss (13½) and sacks (nine)…Sack total led the team, ranked third in the Big Ten and 24th nationally…Finished the season in style with a torrid three-game stretch that saw him collect 23 tackles (13 solo) and five sacks in the final two regular-season contests and bowl game…Also was invited to participate in the Senior Bowl following the season, competing as a member of the North squad…Had a career day in a win at Purdue (Nov. 19), notching career highs with nine tackles (seven solo), five tackles for loss and three sacks…Followed up his outstanding performance with another good showing, matching his career high set the previous week by again posting nine tackles (two solo) along with his first career pass defensed at Nebraska (Nov. 25)…Played in his third consecutive bowl game and ended his college career with a memorable outing vs. Oklahoma (Insight Bowl, Dec. 30), posting five tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks against the Sooners, as the defense allowed just 275 yards of total offense during the game…Junior season (2010): Enjoyed what was his first season as a starter, appearing in all 13 games and starting eight of them at defensive tackle, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from both the league’s coaches and media…Finished with 40 tackles (17 solo), including 11 for loss and four sacks…Started his first career game in the season opener and finished with five tackles (one solo), one for loss and a sack vs. Eastern Illinois (Sept. 4)…Saw extended action in a 45-0 shutout victory vs. Ball State (Sept. 25), making a season-high six tackles (four solo), including four for loss and a sack. Earned Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance after the Hawkeyes allowed just 112 yards of total offense during the game…Started and recorded five tackles (two solo, two for loss) in Iowa’s 37-6 upset blowout vs. then-No. 5-ranked Michigan State (Oct. 30), a victory keyed by the defense only giving up 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards of total offense…Sophomore season (2009): Appeared in all 13 games on special teams and as a rotational player up front, recording 10 tackles and 1½ sacks for an Iowa team that posted an 11-2 record and won both the Big Ten title and the FedEx Orange Bowl over No. 9-ranked Georgia Tech…Recorded two tackles (one solo) and his first sack of the season at Wisconsin (Oct. 17)…Was part of what was an impressive defensive effort against a powerful triple-option offense in the Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 5), helping to limit the Yellow Jackets to just 155 total yards…Redshirt freshman season (2008): Saw his first collegiate action after redshirting his first season on campus in 2007, appearing in both spot duty on defense and on special teams…For the season, appeared in eight games and tallied six tackles (four solo) and the first sack of his career…Made his collegiate debut vs. Maine (Aug. 30), but did not record any statistics…Appeared in the 42-0 win vs. Florida International (Sept. 6), registering three tackles (two solo) and his first sack.

PERSONAL: Given name Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. …Born in Stratford, N.J. …Engaged, fiancée’s name is Heaven…Has a 2-year-old son, Michael III…Father, Mike Sr., played baseball at Rutgers-Camden University, and his brother, Sean, is a senior linebacker at Temple University…Names his older sister, Jeneca, who is actively serving in the military, and his best friend, Mike Saenz, as the two biggest influences on him as an athlete, citing the fact that they never let him quit or make excuses…High school: Lettered three times as both a DL and RB at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, N.J., serving as a two-time team captain and recording 222 tackles and 27 sacks in his varsity career…Earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior in 2006 after recording 97 tackles and 12 sacks and running for 1,029 yards and 12 TDs on offense…Posted 84 tackles and nine sacks as a junior in 2005, also gaining 844 yards and scoring seven TDs on offense…Lettered four years in track and field and three times in wrestling…Community involvement: While in college, volunteered at The Spot, an organization that provides activity programming for at-risk youth, and also held a job stocking shelves at a grocery store in Iowa City…Attended the annual Families of Children with Cancer holiday party…Appeared as a guest at the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley’s Leaders and Legends event and also participated in the PALS Program and Phoenix Fitness Fun Party in 2012...Hobbies/interests: Enjoys browsing the Internet to learn about special-interest topics, spending time with family and friends, and playing video games…Says he is a fan of Japanese anime manga comic books and reads them regularly…Names Mike Tyson as his favorite athlete, Seinfeld as his favorite TV show, Styles P as his favorite musician and The Contender as his favorite movie…Residence: Blackwood, N.J.

 

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