DANIEL CAGE'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3, 3x, last vs. USC, Oct. 17, 2015 (2-1)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 4x, last vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016 (1-0)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Played in 11 games and started seven contests (Texas, Virginia, UMass, Clemson, USC, Temple and Pittsburgh)...did not play against Wake Forest (Nov. 14) or Boston College (Nov. 21) due to a concussion...recorded 18 tackles, eight solo stops, including four tackles for loss...registered a season-high three tackles in the season opener against Texas (Sept. 5) and matched it against both Virginia (Sept. 12) and USC (Oct. 17)...collected a tackle for loss on four different occasions, most recently in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State (Jan. 1).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 11 games ... registered four tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss, in the regular season ... missed the game vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) due to a knee injury ... dressed but did not see the field vs. LSU (Dec. 30) ... one of six true freshmen on defense who played in at least 11 regular-season games ... one of 10 Irish freshmen who made his debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... collected an assisted tackle against the Owls ... made a pair of tackles in the rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... played significant snaps in the victories over Purdue (Sept. 13), Syracuse (Sept. 27), Stanford (Oct. 4) and North Carolina (Oct. 11) but did not register any statistics ... played regularly at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18), vs. Navy (Nov. 1), at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) and vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) but did not register a tackle ... suffered a knee injury against Northwestern ... picked up an assisted tackle for loss at USC (Nov. 29).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive lineman on Associated Press Division II All-Ohio squad for 2013 ... first-team defensive lineman on JJHuddle All-Ohio (all divisions) squad for 2013 ... special mention defensive lineman on Associated Press Division II All-Ohio squad for 2012 ... ranked as 15th-best defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com, 27th best by Rivals.com, 40th by ESPN.com and 42nd by 247Sports ... led Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Ohio Division II regional semifinals in 2012 and 2013 with 8-4 and 9-4 records ... first-team Division II all-area pick by Cincinnati Enquirer in 2012 and 2013 ... first-team Associated Press Southwest All-District in 2013 ... recorded 36 tackles and six sacks as a senior in 2013 ... totaled 43 tackles, 18 for loss and 10 sacks as a junior in 2012 ... registered 54 tackles, 26 for loss and 22 sacks as a sophomore in 2011 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.