Mike Daniels
Mike  Daniels

Staff Associate

Alma Mater:
Cincinnati, 2007

Former University of Cincinnati letterwinner Mike Daniels enters his first season as a staff associate with the football program.

Daniels will assist the offensive staff in all aspects on and off the field. A 2007 UC graduate, Daniels spent 2008 working for the UC Alumni Association as a program coordinator handling major events, student outreach, and alumni programs in the Cincinnati region.

He was a four-year letterwinner (2003-07) as a wide receiver, running back, and return man, serving as team captain in 2007 and earning the Jim Kelly Spirit Award that same year.

He caught 24 balls for 223 yards and a touchdown as a receiver, and had a 19.4 career kickoff return average. He lost the better part of two seasons (2006-07) to injuries.

Daniels, a multiple-year honoree on the Bearcats Academic Honor Roll, earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from UC in 2007. He is working towards his master's degree in criminal justice at UC.


2006: Sustained a season-ending injury prior to the season ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006), Topcat Scholar (Winter 2007). 2005: Contributed as a running back, receiver and return specialist... rushed 10 times for a career-high 50 yards vs. Eastern Michigan...snagged a career-high four receptions for 29 yards at Penn State...suffered an ankle injury vs. Miami (Ohio) which sidelined him for a game and limited his effectiveness in several others... averaged 19.8 yards on 14 kickoff returns and 5.8 yards on 13 punt returns...finished third on the team with 488 all-purpose yards... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005, Spring 2006). 2004: Moved from wide receiver to running back during preseason... the Bearcats' top return specialist... recorded career rushing highs of 10 carries for 45 yards in the win over Memphis... also gained 66 yards on three punt returns vs. the Tigers, nearly breaking a 34-yard return for a TD... averaged 11.8 yards on 12 punt returns and 18.3 yards on 23 kickoff returns. 2003: Played in nine games as a first-year freshman... hauled in a 33-yard catch vs. Miami (Ohio) which sparked the Bearcats' comeback attempt... recorded two receptions for 54 yards vs. TCU, including a 46-yard gain... slid out of the backfield to haul in a 2-yard TD catch vs. USF... rushed four yards for a TD and ran for a 2-point PAT vs. Louisville...had a team-leading 25.3-yard kickoff return average on three attempts. Princeton High School: Named the Ohio Division I Offensive Player of the Year as a senior for head coach Scott Miltenberger... started at quarterback, completing 191-of-355 passes for 2,564 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior while also rushing 244 times for 1,387 yards and 24 scores. . . first team all-state choice and was The Cincinnati Enquirer area Player of the Year... third in Ohio's Mr. Football balloting ... totaled 2,385 yards rushing and 4,924 yards passing in his final two seasons for the Vikings, averaging 335.8 yards of total offense per game as a senior and 395.1 as a junior...finished with four-year totals of 6,019 yards passing and 4,471 yards rushing... accumulated 10 varsity letters in football, track and basketball. Michael Lawrence Daniels Born May 13, 1985... son of Bill Franklin and Carla Daniels. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. Career Rushing Statistics Year Att. Yards Avg. TD Long 2003 2 3 1.5 1 4 2004 30 119 4.0 0 11 2005 18 83 4.6 0 11 Totals 50 205 4.1 1 11

Career Receiving Statistics Year Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long 2003 7 126 18.0 1 46 2004 6 44 7.3 0 14 2005 10 51 5.1 0 16 Totals 23 221 9.6 1 46

Career Kickoff Return Statistics Year Att. Yards Avg. TD Long 2003 3 76 25.3 0 43 2004 23 422 18.3 0 31 2005 14 279 19.9 0 37 Totals 40 777 19.4 0 43 Single-Game Bests Rushing Attempts: 10 (twice) last vs. Eastern Michigan (9/1/05) Rushing Yards: 50 vs. Eastern Michigan (9/1/05) Receptions: 4 at Penn State (9/10/05) Receiving Yards: 54 at TCU (11/15/03) Kickoff Returns: 7 at Louisville (11/27/04) Kickoff Return Yards: 133 at Louisville (11/27/04) Long Kickoff Return: 43 yards vs. Louisville (11/28/03)