Kansas Jayhawks
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Jalon Daniels

Position Quarterback
Height 6'0"
Weight 203 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Lawndale, Calif.
High School Lawndale HS

2020 (Fr.): The true freshman played in seven of KU’s nine games this season, earning starts at QB in six … Completed 76-of-152 pass attempts, good for 718 yards through the air with one throwing touchdown and a 50.0% completion rate … Rushed for three TDs throughout the season to be the team’s leader in rushing attempts with 73 carries and rushing TDs with his three … On special teams, punted once during the season, which went for 34 yards. Coastal Carolina: Made his debut as a Jayhawk in the season-opening game … Completed 1-of-2 pass attempts for a total of 13 yards … at Baylor: In his first-career start at quarterback, completed a career-high 19-of-33 passes for 159 yards … On the first drive of his collegiate career, led the Jayhawks down the field on an eight-play, 79-yard drive that resulted in a Pooka Williams Jr., touchdown … Oklahoma State: Made his second-career start at quarterback vs. the Cowboys … Completed 3-of-5 passes for two yards … at Kansas State: Started his third-career game in Manhattan, throwing for a career-high 207 yards on 22-of-39 passing … Scored the first touchdown of his Kansas career with an eight-yard rush in the second quarter … The touchdown was the fifth of the season for the Jayhawks … Also rushed for a career-high 27 yards on 17 carries … Recorded the first punt of his career in the third quarter, picking up 34 yards … Iowa State: The freshman quarterback’s 36-yard pass to Luke Grimm in the second quarter was the longest passing play of the season and the fifth-longest play of the season for the Kansas offense … His 13-yard rush in the third quarter was a career high, topping his 11-yard run vs. Baylor … Made his first start as an 18-year old; his previous three starts were when he was still just 17 years of age … at Oklahoma: Completed 11-of-31 passes to his receivers at Oklahoma for a total of 115 yards on the afternoon … TCU: One of six true freshmen to start on offense for the Jayhawks, he at QB … His 48-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to Kwamie Lassiter II was the first of his career and KU’s longest passing play of 2020.

High School: Labeled a three star recruit by ESPN and 247 Sports … Played under head coach Travis Clark at Lawndale HS in Lawndale, California … As a junior, he competed 136-of-237 passes for 2,351 yards and 26 touchdowns, while also rushing for 940 yards and 10 touchdowns on 96 attempts … Helped Lawndale to a 14-2 record in 2018.

Personal: Son of Starkey and Tyrone Daniels … Plans to major in computer engineering … Chose Kansas over offers from Middle Tennessee, Army, Louisiana-Lafayette, Air Force and more.


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