Football vs. Florida State; photos by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
DANIEL CAGE'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014 (1-1)
Tackles for loss: 0.5, at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (0-1)
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 First Year of Studies.