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James Daniels in 2018
|No. 68 – Chicago Bears|
|Born:||September 13, 1997|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||295 lb (134 kg)|
|High school:||Warren G. Harding|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Early years[edit | edit source]
Daniels attended Harding High School in Warren, Ohio and was a three year starter for the varsity football team. Along with football, he also participated in track. 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.
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. He played in 37 games for the Hawkeyes over three years.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
|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|
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. He started 10 games as a rookie, nine at left guard and one at right guard.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "James Daniels". University of Iowa Hawkeyes Athletics. http://hawkeyesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6912. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- "WGH, JFK athletes excel at University of Akron meet". Tribune Chronicle. http://www.tribtoday.com/sports/local-sports/2013/02/wgh-jfk-athletes-excel-at-university-of-akron-meet/. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- "Daniels follows brother to Hawkeyes, picks Iowa over Ohio State". qctimes.com. http://qctimes.com/sports/football/college/big-10/iowa/daniels-follows-brother-to-hawkeyes-picks-iowa-over-ohio-state/article_ddb87a37-8e18-5a4b-ad7e-f88f3f9b1688.html. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- "Iowa's James Daniels declares for NFL draft". The Gazette. http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/daniels-goes-pro-20180105. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- Mayer, Larry (April 27, 2018). "Bears pick James Daniels in second round". https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears-pick-james-daniels-in-second-round-20596831. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
- Eurich, Matt (October 27, 2018). "James Daniels to make first NFL start in Week 8". 247Sports.com. https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Article/James-Daniels-first-Bears-start-2018-123821622/. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- Barbieri, Alyssa (May 22, 2019). "Matt Nagy confirms James Daniels will play center in 2019". USA Today (Bears Wire). https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/22/matt-nagy-confirms-james-daniels-will-play-center-in-2019/. Retrieved May 22, 2019.