James Daniels
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James Daniels in 2018
No. 68 – Chicago Bears
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-13) September 13, 1997 (age 23)
Warren, Ohio
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren G. Harding
(Warren, Ohio)
College:Iowa
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Third-Team All-Big 10 (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:16
Games started:10
Player stats at NFL.com

James Daniels (born September 13, 1997) is an American football center for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Daniels attended Harding High School in Warren, Ohio and was a three year starter for the varsity football team.[1] Along with football, he also participated in track.[2] He committed to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes in July 2014, choosing the Hawkeyes over schools such as Alabama, Auburn, and Ohio State among others.[3]

College career[edit | edit source]

Daniels played center at Iowa from 2015 to 2017. After his junior season in 2017, he chose to forgo his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[4] He played in 37 games for the Hawkeyes over three years.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3⅜ in 306 lb33¾ in9½ in 4.40 s 7.29 s 30½ in 9 ft 0 in 21 reps

Daniels was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round, 39th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[5]

Eric Kush started the 2018 season at left guard, though Daniels was slowly integrated into the role by splitting time with Kush as the year progressed. On October 28, he became the starter at the position against the New York Jets after Kush suffered a neck injury.[6] He started 10 games as a rookie, nine at left guard and one at right guard.

Before the 2019 season, Daniels was moved to center, with then-incumbent center Cody Whitehair shifting to left guard.[7]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Daniels is the younger brother of running back LeShun Daniels, who was his teammate at Iowa, and was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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