USF Football BIO
7 B.J. Daniels
DANIELS' CAREER HIGHS
USF RECORD BOOK (At completion of career)
IN THE BIG EAST (At completion of career)
2012: Started the first nine games of the season before a broken left leg forced him to miss the remainder of the season ... was a member of the 2012 Davey O'Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch Lists ... completed 165-of-290 pass attempts (56.9%) for 2,075 yards with 14 TD passes and 10 INTs ... had a pass efficiency rating of 126.0 ... also rushed for 434 yards and five TDs on 104 carries (4.2 ypc) ... threw for 225 yards and three TDS, while rushing for another score, versus Chattanooga ... completed 22-of-40 passes for 363 yards and three TDs, while rushing for 53 yards, at Nevada ... tallied 387 yards of total offense (312p/75r) and threw for three TDs at Ball St. ... posted 143 yards passing and rushed for 75 yards and two TDs versus Florida St. ... went 21-of-38 for 189 yards and three TDs at Louisville ... rushed for 134 yards and threw for 183 yards and a TD versus Syracuse ... threw for 199 yards on 19-of-29 passing, while rushing for 23 yards and a TD, in his final came against UConn.
2011: Started in 11 games ... was injured during the Miami game forcing him to miss the Louisville game ... racked up 2,585 passing yards and 13 TDs (seven INTs) on 215-of-365 passing (58.9%) ... the 2,585 passing yards rank fifth on USF's single-season list ... increased his passing yards by 900 yards from the previous season despite playing in one less game ... his TD:INT ratio ranked as the third-best improvement nationally by returning starters from 2010 to 2011 ... also added 601 rushing yards and six TDs ... finished the year with 3,186 yards of total offense, which ranks fourth on USF's single-season list ... increased his total yards by over 1,000 yards from the previous season despite playing in one less game ... threw for 128 yards and a TD against Notre Dame ... also ran for 37 yards against the Irish ... set then-career highs in attempts (39) and completions (28) for 359 yards against Ball State ... notched 416 yards of total offense against FAMU, which ranks fourth on USF's single-game list ... threw for 382 yards against FAMU to tie for the most in a game in USF history ... set a career high with four passing TDs versus FAMU ... recorded 355 passing yards in the first half against FAMU, which is the most by a USF QB in any half ... recorded 741 passing yards combined against Ball State and FAMU for the best passing effort in back-to-back games in USF history ... threw for 202 yards and two TDs against UTEP ... led the Bulls in rushing with 130 yards, including a 71-yard TD ... tallied career-highs in yards (409), completions (31) and attempts (48) against Cincinnati ... posted 160 yards passing and a TD, while rushing for 64 yards, at Rutgers ... tallied 254 yards passing and 117 rushing, including a TD, at Syracuse ... marked the second time he passed for over 250 yards and rushed for over 100 in the same game ... threw for 226 yards and a TD and rushed for a TD against West Virginia.
2010: Started 12 games ... left at halftime of the Miami game due to a leg injury and sat out the Connecticut game due to injury ... threw for 1,685 yards and 11 TDs on 143-of-245 passing (58.4%) ... also rushed for 259 yards and five TDs ... went 15-of-22 (68.2%) for 264 yards and two TDs, while adding a rushing TD against Stony Brook ... his 199.0 efficiency rating in that game ranks fifth on USF's single-game list ... became just the second QB since 1996 to rush for over 100 yards against Florida ... had one of the most efficient days of his career against FAU with a 73.7 completion percentage (14-of-19), 155 yards passing, a TD throw and a 159.6 rating ... went 13-of-16 (81.3%) for 286 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 35 yards and two TDs at Cincinnati ... his 272.7 rating against the Bearcats eclipsed the previous USF single-game record of 243.1... posted his fifth career game with a rush and pass TD against the Bearcats... threw for 149 yards and two TDs against Rutgers... completed 15 passes for 132 yards against Pittsburgh ... went 20-of-27 (74.1%) for 189 yards and two TDs, while adding a rushing TD in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson to earn game MVP honors.
2009: Named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com ... was named the program's Rookie of the Year along with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul as well as the Offensive Playmaker of the Year and the Offensive MVP ... took over for BIG EAST record holder Matt Grothe midway through the Charleston Southern game ... went on to finish the season completing 122-of-227 passes (53.7%) for 1,983 yards and 14 TDs for a passer rating of 139.6 ... the 139.6 rating ranks second in USF's single-season list ... led team with 772 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns, with his rushing total standing as the fifth-best mark ever and the second-most by a QB ... averaged 6.9 yards per play in total offense ... finished the season with an average yards per pass of 16.3, the best mark in USF history ... accounted for 21 passes of 25 yards or more and eight runs of 25 yards or more ... is the only quarterback in USF history with four 100-yard rushing games in one season (Charleston Southern, Florida State, West Virginia and Louisville) ... is the only player in USF and BIG EAST history to rush for 100 yards and pass for 300 yards in a single game, which he accomplished against Louisville ... was the 28th player in FBS history to complete this feat ... had his best passing day of the season against the Cardinals with 304 yards, rushing for an additional season-high 141 ... his 445 yards of total offense outgained Louisville as a team, which had 313 yards on the day ... the 445 yards also stands as the second-best single-game mark in USF history ... threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Carlton Mitchell at Syracuse, the second-longest pass in USF history ... had three passing touchdowns against West Virginia ... also had three rushing touchdowns against UConn.
2008: Worked as the third-string quarterback ... flashed potential while completing 4-4 passes and accumulating 96 passing yards in the season opener against UT Martin ... also was under center for one series against NC State when he gained 10 rushing yards on two carries ... injury kept him out of action after the NC State game ... two-sport athlete joined the USF basketball team in December and did not travel to the magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl.
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL: Rated 44th best quarterback in the country by Scout.com ... ranked eighth in the country for dual threat QBs by Rivals.com ... named All-Big Bend (Tallahassee Democrat) Player of the Year in both football and basketball following his senior season, which is believed to be the first time one prepster has accomplished that feat ... voted 2007 Tallahassee QB Club player of the year ... was a 5A first-team all-state member ... set Lincoln High School record with 34 passing touchdowns ... posted 2,500 passing yards, 972 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns ... tabbed a 2007 team captain and the 2007 team MVP ... named offensive MVP as a sophomore and junior ... was also a 5A first-team all-state selection in basketball ... averaged 27 points per game as a senior to break the school's season record for scoring average ... had a season high of 45 points and also had a 37-point game ... voted the 2007 MVP and team captain in basketball ... earned honorable mention Big Bend in football and basketball as a junior ... was a four-year varsity starter in both sports.
PERSONAL: Full name is Bruce Edward Daniels ... son of Bruce and Rhonda Daniels ... has two sisters: Laurel and Eleana ... cousin, Ramon Lester, played defensive line at Auburn ... uncle, Paul, played basketball at Auburn with Charles Barkley ... graduated in Spring 2012 with a degree in criminology.