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.