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Notre Dame falls to Northwestern, 43-40


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High school highlights of football signee Cam McDaniel

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Single-Game Rushes on Consecutive Plays (Oct. 6, 2012 vs. Miami, Fla., 9, 1st)

Single-Game Rushes on Consecutive Plays (Sept. 14, 2013 at Purdue, 8, t-2nd)


Points scored: 6, 4 times

Touchdowns: 1, 4 times

Rush attempts: 24, BYU, Nov 23, 2013

Rush yards: 117, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (24 carries)

Rush TDs: 1, 4 times

Long rush: 36, USC, Oct 19, 2013

Receptions: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013

Receiving yards: 29, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (3 receptions)

Long reception: 21, Miami, Oct 06, 2012

Total offense attempts: 24, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (24 rush,0 pass)

Total offense yards: 117, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (117 rush,0 pass)

All-purpose yards: 165, vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013

Kick returns: 5, vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013

Kick return yards: 83, vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013 (5 returns)

Long kick return: 26, BYU, Nov 23, 2013

Tackles: 1, 9 times

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games with four starts (USC, Navy, Stanford and Rutgers) ... led the Irish in carries (152) and rushing yards (705) ... led Notre Dame in rushing in a team-high seven contests ... tied for the team lead in TD runs with three ... ran for a team-high 80 yards on 17 carries in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) ... added a career-best three receptions for career-high 29 yards vs. the Scarlet Knights ... gained a career-high 117 yards on the ground against BYU (Nov. 23), plus a three-yard reception and two kick returns for 43 yards, accounting for 163 all-purpose yards ... ran for a crucial fourth-quarter TD as the Irish beat Navy (Nov. 2) ... gained 52 yards on just seven carries against the Midshipmen ... went over 100 all-purpose yards in the win over USC (Oct. 19), gaining 97 on the ground while catching a five-yard pass ... racked up a season-high 165 all-purpose yards against No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... ran for 82 yards on 15 carries (5.5 average) and returned five kickoffs for 83 more yards ... had the game-winning TD in the fourth quarter as the Irish became the only team to defeat Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... scored his first TD of the season as a part of a 56-yard showing at Purdue (Sept. 14) ... opened the season by rushing for 65 yards on 12 carries against Temple (Aug. 31).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in all 13 games ... saw action at both running back and cornerback, as well as serving as one of the team's top special teams players ... rushed for 125 yards on 23 carries with one TD ... had nine rushes for a career-best 59 yards against Navy (Sept. 1) ... added a 20-yard reception against the Midshipmen as well ... collected his first career TD on Notre Dame's final drive of the game against Miami (Oct. 6) ... accounted for 75 of the 93 yards on the drive, including 54 on the ground ... set a school record with rushes on nine consecutive Irish offensive plays ... his 11 carries against the Hurricanes were a career high ... added a 21-yard shovel-pass reception ... rushed three times for 11 yards against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... serves as a pivotal player on punt and kickoff return as well as punt and kickoff return defense ... registered one kickoff return for 25 yards against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... collected 77 yards on four kickoff returns against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... collected five tackles on special teams.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in eight games during the season, primarily on special teams ... did not play in first four games or against Navy ... saw time on special teams and at running back in a reserve role ... had three carries for nine yards and two kick returns for 24 yards ... also tallied a pair of tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team all-state running back as senior on 2010 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A team ... MVP of District 7-5A by Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... second-team running back pick on Dallas Morning News all-area squad ... rushed 301 times for 1,906 yards and 32 TDs as a senior in 2010 at Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas ... also caught 40 passes for 492 yards and three TDs ... . led Dallas area 5A players in scoring with 37 TDs and ranked third in rushing ... helped Coppell to 13-1 record and #2 ranking in Texas Class 5A, losing only 41-40 to Euless Trinity in state quarterfinals ... Coppell finished regular season 10-0 and ranked fifth in Texas Associated Press Class 5A poll ... rated one of top 100 players in Dallas area (one of six running backs) coming into 2010 by Dallas Morning News ... helped 2009 Cowboys team as junior to 11-2 record ending in 5A playoff loss to Arlington ... played for coach Joe McBride at Coppell High School ... son of Danny and Diane McDaniel ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology and minoring in philosophy.

Rushing Receiving
Year G-S Att Yds Avg TD LG Rec Yds Avg TD LG
2011 8-0 3 9 3.0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
2012 13-0 23 125 5.4 1 19 2 41 20.5 0 21
2013 13-3 152 705 4.6 3 36 6 34 5.7 0 14
Total 34-3 178 839 4.7 4 36 8 75 9.4 0 21

Cam McDaniel
Cam  McDaniel


Coppell, TX

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Height / Weight:
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