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Chris Daniels
Chris Daniels

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clearwater, Fla.

High School:
Clearwater High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 222

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
03/30/1977



Career: Ranks fourth on Purdue's career receptions list with 158, seventh with 13 receiving touchdowns and 10th with 1,742 receiving yards.

1999: Third team All-American by The Sporting News ... first team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches ? voted Purdue's Most Valuable Player by his teammates and is one of two nominees (along with Adrian Beasley) for Red Mackey Award (an additional year of scholarship aid) ? has started all 11 games ? has set school and Big Ten records with 109 receptions ? his 109 catches are tied for eighth-most in NCAA Division I-A history (ironically with Marcus Harris of Wyoming in 1996 while playing for current Purdue head coach Joe Tiller) ? has 1,133 receiving yards, second-most in school history (Brian Alford had 1,228 in 1997) and ninth-most in Big Ten history ? tops Big Ten in receptions per game (9.9) and receiving yards per game (103.0) ? those averages rank second and tied for ninth in the nation, respectively ? ranks eighth in Big Ten with 102.9 all-purpose yards per game ? has five touchdowns to rank tied for second on team (with Randall Lane) ? caught 13 passes for 123 yards against Notre Dame on Sept. 11 ? named Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week after setting school and conference records with 21 receptions and 301 receiving yards with three touchdowns against Michigan State on Oct. 16 ? has had four games with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more receiving yards.

1998: Played in all 13 games, including nine starts ... had 45 receptions for 473 yards with seven touchdowns ... had six receptions for 74 yards with two touchdowns against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... had 14 catches (third-most in school and tied for seventh in Big Ten history) for 131 yards with two touchdowns at Wisconsin on Oct. 10 ... had 29-yard touchdown catch against Illinois on Oct. 24 ... had six receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown against Kansas State in Alamo Bowl.

1997: Played in all 12 games as a reserve ... caught three passes for 114 yards (38.0 yards per reception) ... completed his only pass attempt on a reverse (a 33-yard touchdown strike to Brian Alford) against Michigan State on Nov. 8 ... also recovered an onside kick in that game to help in Purdue's comeback victory from an 11-point deficit in the final two-plus minutes ... set an Alamo Bowl record with a 69-yard touchdown reception for his first collegiate touchdown.

1996: Played in all 11 games as a long snapper on punts ... had nine tackles (eight solo) on special teams ... caught one 22-yard pass at Michigan State on Aug. 31.

1995: Did not play.

High School: As senior had 26 receptions for 496 yards with seven touchdowns ... as a free safety had 63 tackles and three interceptions ... member of the Pinellas County All-Star Team and the Tampa Tribune Best of the Bay Area top 15 players ... team Most Valuable Player as senior ... coach was Tom Bostic ... outstanding all-around athlete was ranked No. 1 in state in pole vault (14-6) and was the starting guard on top-ranked Class 4A basketball team ... track squad won four straight district titles and two conference crowns ... member of Honor Roll.

Personal: Given name is Christopher Wayne Daniels ... born March 30, 1977 ... aviation administration technology major ... enjoys classic cars.

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD 1996 1 22 22.0 22 0 1997 3 114 38.0 69 1 1998 45 473 10.5 29 7 1999 109 1133 10.4 51 5

Totals 158 1742 11.0 69 13