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Jalon Daniels

Position Quarterback
Height 6'0"
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Lawndale, Calif.
High School Lawndale HS
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Career Honors: 2023: Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Maxwell Award Watch List, Preseason All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12), Preseason All-Big 12 First Team (Athlon), Preseason All-Big 12 Second Team (Phil Steele), The Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Preseason Watch List, Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award Watch List, Manning Award Watch List, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List … 2022: Academic All-America Second Team, All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches), AllState Sugar Bowl Manning Award Star of the Week (11/16)… 2021 Big 12 All-Academic First Team.​

2023 (Jr.): Illinois: In first game of 2023, Daniels completed 21-of-29 passes (72.4 percent) for 277 yards and two touchdowns … Rushed for 24 yards on 11 carries including a 15-yard rush … at Nevada: Completed 77.7 percent (21-27) of his passes for 298 yards … BYU: Went 14-of-19 (73.7 percent) for 130 yards and three touchdowns, his sixth-career game with three-plus touchdowns … Averaged six yards a carry on nine rushes for 54 yards.

2022 (Jr.): Tennessee Tech: Started at quarterback for the Jayhawks … Completed 15-of-18 passes for 189 yards and one TD … Scrambled for 29 yards and a TD on three rush attempts … Recorded the longest pass completion of the game for 56 yards … at West Virginia: Completed 18-of-29 passes for 219 yards and three TDs … Completed a pass to eight different receivers … 40-yard pass and completion for the game-long for the Jayhawks … Led the team with 85 rushing yards on 12 carries, averaging 7.1 yards per rush … at Houston: Completed 14-of-23 passes for 158 yards and three TDs … Led both teams in rushing with 123 yards and two TDs … Averaged 10.2 yards per carry …  Tallied five total touchdowns against the Cougars … Recorded longest rush for 37 yards and longest pass completion for 60 yards … Completed a pass to 11 different Jayhawks … Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week … Duke: Completed 19 passes on 23 attempts for 324 yards … Logged five total TDs (four in the air, one on the ground) … Rushed the ball for 83 yards on 11 carries … Completed a pass to eight different receivers … Punted the ball 33 yards to stick it inside of the 20-yard-line … Iowa State: Completed seven passes on 14 attempts for 93 yards … Rushed the ball for 9 yards and a TD in win over the Cyclones … TCU: Threw for 89 yards on 5-of-10 passing … Rushed seven times for six yards … Texas: Made the start at QB for the Jayhawks … Threw for 230 yards on 17-of-26 passing … Compiled two TDs through the air … Completed a pass to nine different receivers … Rushed the ball twice for 12 yards … at Kansas State: Threw for 168 yards and was 20-of-32 passing … Rushed for eight times for 51 yards and a TD vs the Wildcats … Arkansas: Went 37-of-55 passing for 544 yards, a new KU Football record … He also had six total TDs which was a new Liberty Bowl record … Rushed fourteen times for 21 yards and had a rushing touchdown.

2021 (So.): The sophomore played in six out of the Jayhawks 12 games, earning starts in the last three … Completed 81-of-117 pass attempts, good for 860 yards with seven touchdowns, and a 69.2% completion rate … Rushed for three TDs throughout the season for 83 yards … at Coastal Carolina: Went 3-of-5 for 49 yards along with two carries for 11 yards … Baylor: Saw little playing time and attempted one pass with no completions … Kansas State: Completed 13-of-19 pass attempts for 105 yards and one TD while rushing for three yards on two carries … at Texas: Made first start of the season and rallied the Jayhawks to an overtime win of 57-56 over the Longhorns … Also completed 21-of-30 passes for 202 yards and three TDs … While rushing for 45 yards and one TD on 11 carries … at TCU: Set a new career high by completing 22-of-30 passes good for 255 yards, two TDs, and one interception … Had six carries for 37 yards and one TD … Completed his longest pass of the season for 44 yards … West Virginia: Finished the season with another highly efficient game against the Mountaineers … Threw 22-of-32 for 249 yards, one TD, and two interceptions.

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.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Recognized on Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels has been selected to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, awarded to the top senior or upperclassmen quarterback set to graduate with their class. The Watch List recognition is Daniels’ sixth of the preseason.

Football 🏈 Kansas' Jalon Daniels Named to Manning Award Watch List

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels is among a group of 33 of the top quarterbacks in the nation that make up the preseason watch list for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels on Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels is one of 45 players who have been named players to watch for the 2023 Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Player of the Year Award, which is given annually to the college football player of the year.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Selected to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

Jalon Daniels has been named to the 2023 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Preseason Watch List, a group that includes 35 of the nation’s top returning college quarterbacks.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels on Watch List for The Wuerffel Trophy

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels is one of 110 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) named to The Wuerffel Trophy watch list for the 2023 season. This is the second watch list for Daniels, who earlier this week was named Maxwell Award watch list.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels, Devin Neal Named to Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels and running back Devin Neal are among the standout college football players who have been named to the preseason watch list for the 87th annual Maxwell Award.

Football 🏈 Kansas Football in the Spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

Kansas football was well-represented at Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, as head coach Lance Leipold, quarterback Jalon Daniels, running back Devin Neal, linebacker Rich Miller and safety Kenny Logan Jr. took center stage.

Football 🏈 Kansas Football to Represent at Big 12 Football Media Days

Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold, safety Kenny Logan Jr., running back Devin Neal, linebacker Rich Miller and quarterback Jalon Daniels preview the 2023 football season at Big 12 Media Days presented by Old Trapper at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Named Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels was named the Big 12 Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, in addition to being named to the 2023 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, along with three of his teammates.

Football 🏈 KU Has 12 Recognized on Phil Steele’s All-Big 12 Preseason Teams

Kansas had 12 players selected to the Phil Steele’s 2023 Preseason All-Big 12 Football teams, highlighted by three first team and three second team selections.

Football Jalon Daniels Named Scholar Athlete of the Year, Jayhawks Ascend Among Best Institutional Programs at 2023 INFLCR NIL Summit

Kansas Football’s Jalon Daniels was named the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year at the 2023 INFLCR NIL Summit in Atlanta this past weekend. The national award recognizes a student-athlete that achieved exceptional results in the classroom and in their respective sport, while maximizing their NIL for the greater good.

Football 🏈 Jayhawks Have 10 Selected to Athlon Sports All-Big 12 Preseason Teams

The Kansas Jayhawks had 10 players chosen for the 2023 Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big 12 Football Teams, highlighted by four first team selections in quarterback Jalon Daniels, running back Devin Neal, offensive lineman Mike Novitsky and cornerback Cobee Bryant.

Football 🎙 Jayhawker Podcast: Jalon Daniels

Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we’re talking to Jalon Daniels before the Kansas Football Spring Showcase. We’ll talk about his goals for the upcoming season, and what Kansas fans can expect from their first look at the 2023 Jayhawks.

Football 🏈 Jayhawks Well-Represented on Phil Steele All-Big 12 Teams

Kansas football was well-represented on the 2022 Phil Steele All-Big 12 Teams, which was announced on Thursday, including nine individuals selected to the teams.

Football 🏈 Nine Jayhawks Named to All-Big 12 Teams

The Kansas Jayhawks had nine players named All-Big 12 on Wednesday, the Big 12 Conference announced, headlined by defensive back Cobee Bryant as a first-team selection, along with quarterback Jalon Daniels, tight end Mason Fairchild, center Mike Novitsky and defensive end Lonnie Phelps as second-team selections.

Football 🏈 Eight Jayhawks Named to College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Teams

Kansas Football was well-represented by eight Jayhawks on the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team, including Earl Bostick Jr., Cobee Bryant, Sam Burt, Jared Casey, Jalon Daniels, Mason Fairchild, Eriq Gilyard and Reis Vernon.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Receives Pair of Honors for Third-Straight Week

Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels picked up a pair of honors for the third-straight week, being named an Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Star of the Week and the Davey O’Brien Great 8 List, the organizations announced Monday.

Football 🏈 Kansas Defeats Duke 35-27 to Improve to 4-0

Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels accounted for all five touchdowns to lead Kansas to a 35-27 win against Duke Saturday in front of a crowd of 47,233 fans at a sold out David Booth Memorial Stadium Saturday. Kansas improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2009 season.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Named a Manning Award Star of the Week for Second Straight Week

Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels has been named an Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Star of the Week for the second-straight week, after leading Kansas to a 48-30 road win at Houston behind five total touchdowns.

Football 🏈 Big 12 Conference Names Jalon Daniels Offensive Player of the Week

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels has been named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Daniels accounted for five touchdowns and 281 yards in Kansas’ 48-30 win at Houston on Saturday.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Named Walter Camp National FBS Offensive Player of the Week

After accounting for five touchdowns in Kansas’ 48-30 road win at Houston, Kansas junior quarterback Jalon Daniels has been named the Walter Camp National FBS Player of the Week presented by 777 Partners, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Sunday.

Football 🏈 Kansas Improves to 3-0 with 48-30 Win at Houston

For the first time since 2009, the Kansas Jayhawks are 3-0 following a 48-30 victory over the Houston Cougars on Saturday, Sept. 17, at TDECU Stadium.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels Named to Davey O’Brien Great 8 List

Following a three passing touchdown performance that led Kansas to a thrilling 55-42 overtime victory at West Virginia on Sept. 10, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels was named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 list for week two of the college football season.

Football 🏈 Jalon Daniels One of Eight Manning Award Stars of the Week

Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels is one of eight quarterbacks to be named to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Stars of the Week, following a three passing touchdown performance that led to Kansas beating West Virginia, 55-42 in overtime on Sept. 10.

Football 🏈 Kansas at Big 12 Football Media Day

Kansas Football was well-represented at the Big 12 Football Media Days presented by Old Trapper at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, as the Jayhawks previewed the 2022 Kansas Football season.

Football Inside Kansas Football’s History-Making Overtime Drive Against Texas

In toppling Texas 57-56 last weekend, Kansas football made history on several levels. Prior to Saturday, the program had never won in Austin. The Jayhawks’ 57 points were the most the team had ever scored in a road tilt. An away-from-home losing streak in conference play dating back to Oct. 4, 2008, ended.