The Fighting Irish topped the Spartans 17-13 for their 10th straight home victory.
DANIELS' CAREER STATS
Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2013)
College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Wide Receiver (9.16.13)
DANIELS' CAREER HIGHS
Points Scored: 12, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Purdue, Sep14, 2013
TDs: 2, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Purdue, Sep14, 2013
Rush attempts: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013
Rush yards: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1 carries)
Long rush: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013
Receptions: 8, at Purdue, Sep14, 2013
Receiving yards: 167, at Purdue, Sep14, 2013 (8 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 2, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Purdue, Sep14, 2013
Long reception: 82, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013
Total offense attempts: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1 rush, 0 pass)
Total offense yards: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (2 rush, 0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 167, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013
Tackles: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1-0)
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 12 games with eight starts ... ranked second on the team behind only TJ Jones with 46 receptions, 720 receiving yards and seven TDs ... had a TD catch in each of the last three regular-season games ... scored a TD and had 79 receiving yards on his five catches at Stanford (Nov. 30), bringing the Irish to within a single third quarter score of the No. 8 Cardinal at 24-20 ... hauled in a 61-yard TD pass on Notre Dame's opening possession against BYU (Nov. 23) ... ended the BYU game with 107 receiving yards ... caught a TD pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... had four catches for 67 yards against Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... tied for the team lead with three catches against Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... set career highs with eight catches for 167 yards with a pair of scores in the win at Purdue (Sept. 14) ... both of the TDs came in the fourth quarter of a game the Irish would win after entering the final stanza trailing 17-10 ... the second of Daniels' TDs was an 82-yard strike from Tommy Rees, tying for the ninth-longest passing play in school history ... caught six passes for 63 yards at Michigan (Sept. 7) ... scored twice in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31), gaining 69 yards on three grabs.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in 11 games with three starts ... had 31 receptions for 490 yards ... his average of 15.8 yards per reception was the highest of any Notre Dame receiver with at least eight catches ... missed the last two games of the regular season with a broken collarbone ... recorded two receptions for 49 yards in the season opener against Navy (Sept. 1) ... notched four receptions for 70 yards against Purdue (Sept. 8), including a 41-yard strike from quarterback Everett Golson ... was effective against Michigan (Sept. 22) with three catches and 40 yards ... continued his streak versus Miami (Oct. 6) with 48 yards on three grabs ... had two receptions each against Stanford (Oct. 13) and Oklahoma (Oct. 27) for 24 and 36 yards, respectively ... notched seven receptions for 86 yards, including a career-long 45-yard catch against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... added two catches for 22 yards against Boston College (Nov. 10) ... recorded career-high 115 receiving yards in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama on six receptions, including a 31-yard reception.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named best prospect in Illinois and 63rd-best player in the nation by 247Sports ... rated ninth-best wide receiver and 64th-ranked player in country by Sporting News ... ranked 65th on ESPNU Top 150 list ... named to Illinois High School Football Coaches Association 5A all-state team in 2010 ... played in Under Armour All-American Bowl ... tabbed area athlete of year by Pioneer Press ... selected as senior in 2010 to Lake County all-area and all-North Suburban Conference teams ... Chicago Tribune first-team all-state selection and Chicago Sun-Times all-area first team as senior in 2010 ... named to Arlington Heights Daily Herald all-area team after senior season ... helped lead Vernon Hills High School in Vernon Hills, Ill., to Illinois Class 5A quarterfinals in 2010 state playoffs ... accounted for 19 total TDs during senior season in 2010: 10 rushing TDs, five receiving TDs, two punt returns, one interception return and one blocked field goal return ... posted 23 catches for 513 yards (22.3 yards per reception) in 2010 ... accounted for 888 all-purpose yards (221 receiving, 344 rushing, 323 passing) as junior in 2009 ... led Vernon Hills to 8-3 record in 2009 ... first varsity touch for Vernon Hills came in freshman season in 2007 and resulted in 93-yard kickoff return for TD ... father Phillip was 15-year NFL veteran as defensive end and was drafted by Seattle Seahawks in fourth round of 1995 NFL Draft ... Phillip played college football at Georgia ... member of Vernon Hills basketball and track and field teams ... played for coach Tony Monken at Vernon Hills ... son of Phillip and Leslie Daniels ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.