31 Curt Daniels
Curt Daniels

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leawood, Kan.

High School:
Blue Valley North

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2VL



Instinctive player with nose for football ... physical defender who enjoys throwing body around ... boasts excellent work ethic ... maintained starting role at outside linebacker position throughout junior campaign ... loves to compete ... plays game with great passion ... carries tremendous energy level into every snap ... versatile athlete ... excels in classroom as well ... boasts 13 career starts ... enjoyed outstanding spring practice showing ... adapted nicely to head coach Bobby Ross' new defensive scheme ... shifted to strong safety position in new system ... enters preseason camp listed as starter at the position ... two-year letterman.

2003: Started all 13 contests ... registered 67 tackles to stand seventh among team leaders ... credited with one pass breakup, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two tackles for loss and one quarterback sack ... posted 38 unassisted stops ... scored first career touchdown at Cincinnati when he scooped a blocked punt and dove 3 yards for a touchdown ... teammate Bruce Brown was credited with the block ... added five tackles versus Bearcats ... established career high with 11 tackles, including one for loss, during season finale against Navy ... notched previous best with 10 tackles versus Tulane ... credited with forced fumble in that showing as well ... notched eight tackles in service academy meeting with Air Force ... added five tackles and one fumble recovery in home finale against Houston ... finished with four tackles, one fumble recovery and one quarterback sack in loss at UAB ... sack resulted in loss of nine yards for Blazers ... posted six stops at TCU, including four solo hits ... notched four tackles versus Rutgers ... added first career pass breakup opposite Scarlet Knights ... contributed four stops against East Carolina ... recorded three tackles in home loss to USF ... credited with two stops at Louisville.

2002: Appeared in nine contests ... saw significant playing time in reserve role at "rover" position ... drew additional field duty on Army's special forces ... sat out three-game mid-year stretch versus Southern Miss, East Carolina and TCU ... closed season with 11 tackles ... credited with primary hit on six of those stops ... helped squad to road victory over Tulane with career-best four hits ... added two tackles opposite Rutgers and Memphis.

2001: Did not appear in a varsity contest.

High School: Three-time all-conference performer at Blue Valley North High in Overland Park, Kan. ... played for head coach Don Simmons ... senior class president ... president of Varsity Club as well ... three-time letterwinner ... two-way starter ... split time between free safety and wide receiver ... helped team to pair of conference championships and one district title ... starting free safety in Kansas City "All-Metro" all-star game ... selected to 11-member Greater Kansas City Football Coaches' Association Scholar-Athlete Football Team ... nominated to participate in Kansas East-West Shrine Game ... four-time recipient of East Kansas League Scholar-Athlete Award ... lettered twice in both basketball and golf ... served as team captain in all three sports as a senior.

Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1982 ... given name is Curtis William Daniels ... parents' names are Bill and Jan Daniels ... father, Bill, served in U.S. Navy ... grandfather, Dr. Bill Connely, also served as a minesweeper in U.S. Navy during World War II ... brother, Clay, 2000 USMA graduate who lettered three times at defensive back for Black Knights ... returned this spring following tour in Iraq ... majoring in Engineering Psychology.

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