LeShun Daniels Jr.
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Daniels with the Washington Redskins in 2017
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-04) June 4, 1995 (age 25)
Warren, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren (OH) Harding
College:Iowa
Undrafted:2017
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:3
Rushing yards:14
Rushing average:4.7
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

LeShun Daniels Jr. (born June 4, 1995) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Iowa. He signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2017, and has also been a member of the Los Angeles Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Green Bay Packers.

College career[edit | edit source]

During his senior year, Daniels was voted team captain and was named the teams MVP.[1] He posted a 1,058 rushing yards on 213 attempts while scoring 10 rushing touchdowns.

College statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team G Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg TD Rec Yards Avg TD
2013 Iowa 7 36 142 3.9 0 0 0 0.0 0
2014 Iowa 5 15 49 3.3 1 1 5 5.0 0
2015 Iowa 12 145 646 4.5 8 1 9 9.0 0
2016 Iowa 13 213 1,058 5.0 10 8 67 8.4 0
Career[2] 37 409 1,895 4.6 19 10 81 8.1 0

Professional career[edit | edit source]

New England Patriots[edit | edit source]

Daniels signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[3] He was waived by the Patriots on September 2, 2017.[4]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit | edit source]

On October 4, 2017, Daniels was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad.[5] He was released on October 16, 2017.[6]

Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]

On November 15, 2017, Daniels was signed by the Washington Redskins' practice squad.[7] He was promoted to the active roster on November 21, 2017.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on December 23, 2017.[9]

On March 29, 2018, the Redskins waived Daniels.[10]

Green Bay Packers[edit | edit source]

On August 18, 2018, Daniels was signed by the Green Bay Packers.[11] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[12]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Daniels is the older brother of offensive lineman James Daniels, who was his teammate at Iowa, and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2018 NFL Draft.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "LeShun Daniels New England Patriots bio". http://www.patriots.com/team/players/roster/leshun-daniels-0. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. "LeShun Daniels Jr College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/leshun-daniels-jr-1.html. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  3. "Patriots Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick Conor McDermott; Sign 19 Rookie Free Agents". May 5, 2017. https://www.patriots.com/news/patriots-sign-sixth-round-draft-pick-conor-mcdermott-sign-19-rookie-free--298276. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  4. "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171128033226/http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/09/02/patriots-reach-53-man-limit. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  5. "Chargers sign RB LeShun Daniels to practice squad". October 4, 2017. http://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2017/10/04/chargers-sign-rb-leshun-daniels-to-practice-squad/. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  6. Elwood, Hayley (October 16, 2017). "Bolts Sign Linebacker Josh Keyes". https://web.archive.org/web/20180323185811/http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/10/16/bolts-sign-linebacker-josh-keyes. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  7. Czarda, Stephen (November 15, 2017). "Redskins Sign Linebacker Zach Vigil". https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-sign-linebacker-zach-vigil-19774362. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  8. Czarda, Stephen (November 21, 2017). "Redskins Place Four On Injured Reserve, Sign Four To Active Roster". https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-place-four-on-injured-reserve-sign-four-to-active-roster-19815796. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  9. "Redskins Place LeShun Daniels On Injured Reserve, Sign Kenny Hilliard". December 23, 2017. https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-place-leshun-daniels-on-injured-reserve-sign-kenny-hilliard-20069818.
  10. Bouda, Nate (March 29, 2018). "Redskins Waive RB LeShun Daniels". http://nfltraderumors.co/redskins-waive-rb-leshun-daniels/.
  11. "Packers sign RB LeShun Daniels". August 18, 2018. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-rb-leshun-daniels.
  12. "Packers announce roster moves". September 1, 2018. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-announce-roster-moves-1.

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